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Dr. Suzanne Abkowitz Abkowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
25 Highland Avenue
Newburyport, MA
 

Dr. Suzanne Abkowitz is an adult hospital medicine specialist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abkowitz attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Abkowitz trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Health Volunteers Overseas Certificate for Volunteer Work in: Indonesia, .; Bhutan, .; and Africa, .. Dr. Abkowitz is conversant in French. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Maria Ratchkova works as a hospitalist. Dr. Ratchkova is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). For her residency, Dr. Ratchkova trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Harold Mann is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Mann obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
380 Lafayette Road; Ste 11-326
Seabrook, NH
 

Dr. James Whynot is an internist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Whynot takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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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.