We found 4 hospitalists who accept Coventry HMO near Baltimore, MD.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
600 N Wolfe Street; 1836 Bldg Suite 423
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Anshu Mahajan practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Mahajan is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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Dr. Naresh Bassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
827 Linden Avenue
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Naresh Bassi specializes in adult hospital medicine. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassi honors. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: PGY-I resident of the year, MGH/University of Maryland Medical System; PGY-II resident of the year, MGH/University of Maryland Medical System; and Administrative Chief Resident, MGH/University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Bassi's professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Maryland General Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
900 South Caton Avenue; Mailbox 198
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Benjamin Frizner's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. Dr. Frizner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Agnes Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
22 S Greene Street
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Neha Mitra works as a hospitalist. Dr. Mitra attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitra takes.

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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.