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We found 4 hospitalists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Duluth, MN.

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Dr. Mark Herbert Monson, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Mark Monson is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Duluth, MN and Virginia, MN. Dr. Monson's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building) and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth).

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Dr. Josefino Calibo Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Josefino Diaz is an adult hospital medicine specialist. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building, and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Dr. Okechukwu Anele Nneji Iwu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Okechukwu Iwu sees patients in Duluth, MN. His medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Nigerian. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Iwu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Iwu accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jean Van Pelt is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Van Pelt takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth).

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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.