We found 7 hospitalists who accept Humana HMO near Shawnee Mission, KS.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Brenda Almaguer sees patients in Overland Park, KS. Her medical specialties are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Almaguer's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Hanan Gaumer is a hospitalist and obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaumer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gaumer trained at Wesley Medical Center. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Jeremy Coleman Strom, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
9804 W. 74th Street; Suite 390
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Jeremy Strom's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Providence Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Strom performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Lisa Ann Pazdernik, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Lisa Pazdernik's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Pazdernik completed her residency training at Wesley Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
8800 W 75th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Hanna Issawi works as a family practitioner and hospitalist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Issawi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Susan Lee Dahlin, MD
Specializes in Other, Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Susan Dahlin's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Dahlin a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Dahlin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
9700 W 62nd Street
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Martha Lapietra specializes in adult hospital medicine. Patients rated Dr. Lapietra highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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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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