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We found 5 hospitalists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Newton, MA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Karen Sadler's medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine and adolescent medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadler include menstrual disorders, contraception (birth control), and mood disorders. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sadler has received professional recognition including the following: Partners Locke Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Sadler welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eating Disorders, Contraception, Menstrual Disorders, Mood Disorders

Dr. Adam W Lurie, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Adam Lurie sees patients in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. His medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He takes Coventry, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lurie studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. He has received the distinction of Best Senior Talk. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lurie's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Yeh's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Yeh attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care and medical education. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Yeh speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Medical Education, General Care

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Meredith Eicken is a pediatric hospitalist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Eicken honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Eicken speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alimer Gonzalez's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonzalez include hospital care. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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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.