We found 4 hospitalists near Newburyport, MA.

Filter By:
Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA
 

Dr. Suzanne Abkowitz's specialty is adult hospital medicine. She speaks French. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Abkowitz trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abkowitz include: Health Volunteers Overseas Certificate for Volunteer Work in: Indonesia; Bhutan; and Africa. She is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

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

Dr. Maria Ratchkova is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Dr. Ratchkova is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

Read more

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
12 Cabot Court
Amesbury, MA
 

Dr. Martin Ruzek practices adult hospital medicine. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. For his residency, Dr. Ruzek trained at MetroWest Medical Center. Dr. Ruzek is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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

Dr. Harold Mann works as a hospitalist. Dr. Mann attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mann completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Mann has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Practice Affiliation

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.