We found 31 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Ofallon, MO.

Dr. Kelly Lynn Ross, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kelly Ross is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Ross obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Hospital Care, Emergency Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. George Ansstas, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Medical Oncology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. George Ansstas is a hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansstas studied medicine at Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Ansstas speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Brain Tumor

Dr. Jennifer Corinne Wessman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jennifer Wessman is a pediatric hospitalist in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wessman accepts. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Wessman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Kathryn Ann Bucklen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kathryn Bucklen specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bucklen is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Dr. Philip Mulayara Abraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Philip Abraham is a pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Abraham attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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Dr. William A McManus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William McManus specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and neonatology. Dr. McManus takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, Dr. McManus attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Emergency Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. Yasmeen Naheed Daud, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Yasmeen Daud is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, and neonatology. Dr. Daud takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Dr. Lisa M Moscoso, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lisa Moscoso is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moscoso accepts. Dr. Moscoso graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Sedation, Hospital Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. Ayelet Rosen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ayelet Rosen's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Rosen completed residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Progress West Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Laura Evelyn Hall, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1 Childrens Place; 3s34
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Laura Hall is a pediatric hospitalist in Saint Louis, MO. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Progress West Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hall accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kelsey Alayne Sisti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kelsey Sisti practices pediatric hospital medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sisti honors. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Leanne Michelle Depalma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Leanne Depalma's medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Depalma takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Carolyn Anne Delaney Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 5s20
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carolyn Smith is a pediatric hospitalist and neonatologist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Emergency Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. Kim Prevallet Hamlin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kim Hamlin works as a pediatric hospitalist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamlin attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Jonathan Currie Chiles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan Chiles' area of specialization is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Chiles accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Dr. Jane Alyce Hunt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jane Alyce Hunt practices pediatric hospital medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hunt attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient 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.