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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA
 

Dr. Suzanne Abkowitz is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. She speaks French. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Abkowitz completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Health Volunteers Overseas Certificate for Volunteer Work in: Indonesia, .; Bhutan, .; and Africa, .. Unfortunately, Dr. Abkowitz is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA
 

Dr. Maria Ratchkova is a hospitalist in Newburyport, MA, Beverly, MA, and Salem, MA. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Ratchkova has an open panel. For her residency, Dr. Ratchkova trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA
 

Dr. Harold Mann's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mann attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Mann has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mann's office for an appointment.

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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.