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We found 4 hospitalists who accept CIGNA Behavioral Health near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Kimberly Marine Battle-Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Other
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Battle-Miller's areas of specialization are pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist); she sees patients in Winfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Flossmoor, IL. Her clinical interests encompass hospital care. Dr. Battle-Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Battle-Miller trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Palliative Care

Dr. Vincent L Johnson, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Vincent Johnson is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adolescent medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Johnson completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Dr. Shital M Ughreja, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Shital Ughreja's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. She is conversant in Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Ughreja is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She trained at Northshore University Health System for her residency. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ughreja has received professional recognition including the following: Intern of the Year - Northshore University Health System.

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Dr. Raj Haribhai Ughreja, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Raj Ughreja, who practices in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Northshore University Health System, Dr. Ughreja attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ughreja is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.