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

Dr. Suzanne Abkowitz is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Abkowitz attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Abkowitz has received distinctions including Health Volunteers Overseas Certificate for Volunteer Work in: Indonesia, .; Bhutan, .; and Africa, .. Dr. Abkowitz is conversant in French. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Maria Ratchkova's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). Her medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Ratchkova is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ratchkova is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Harold Mann works as a 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 professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha. New patients are welcome to contact his 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.