We found 7 hospitalists who accept CIGNA POS near New Lenox, IL.

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Dr. Kimberly A Thompson, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, who practices in Chicago, IL, Aurora, IL, and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Patricia E Chiamas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Chiamas' area of specialization is pediatric hospital medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Chiamas completed her residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Chiamas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mobolanle A Ogunlana, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Mobolanle Coker's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Coker attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. She is especially interested in hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Coker is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Asta M Astrauskas, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Asta Astrauskas is a hospitalist. Clinical interests for Dr. Astrauskas include hospital care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Astrauskas attended Vilnius University and then went on to complete her residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Astrauskas (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian and Russian. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Ellen M Major, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Major specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Harvey, IL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Major honors. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Major attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Miroslaw S Skalski, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Miroslaw Skalski is a hospitalist and neonatologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Centegra Health System. Dr. Skalski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Skalski speaks Polish.

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Dr. Nicole D Anania, DO
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Anania's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Anania is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anania attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix for residency.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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What is Hospital Medicine?

The specialty of hospital medicine emerged in the 1990s in response to a changing healthcare environment. Hospitals and insurance companies were trying to lower costs, and at the same time physicians were beginning to push back against the extremely long work hours they traditionally kept. Instead of paying every physician to be on-call all hours of the day for their patients at hospitals around the community, a service that was rarely used anyway, hospitals began to hire their own physicians and specialists to work exclusively at each building. These healthcare professionals treat patients on-site, providing care exclusively within their own hospital. Today, healthcare providers can specialize in hospital medicine, a specialty that focuses on the safety of patients as well as efficient management of hospital resources.

Hospital medicine is the name of the specialty, and it encompasses all providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Doctors who specialize in hospital medicine are sometimes called hospitalists. Hospitalists usually specialize in a specific medical field, for example OB/GYN, neurology, psychology, or pediatrics. An OB/GYN hospitalist, for example, offers women’s health care at a hospital. A pediatric hospitalist treats children at a hospital.

Hospital medicine offers many advantages not only for hospitals, but for patients and general physicians as well. It means there will always be a trained physician, awake and ready, at the hospital when needed. It increases teamwork and communication between the staff at a hospital if they work together daily and know each other well. It relieves pressure on other physicians who may have a demanding caseload in their office during the day or who work in rural areas far from the nearest hospital. As the use of complex medical technology increases, hospitalists become familiar with the systems in each building and can use it more effectively, increasing hospital safety and productivity.
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