We found 9 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Summit, NJ.

Dr. Vanessa Nadia Trespalacios, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 112
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Vanessa Trespalacios sees patients in Florham Park, NJ and Livingston, NJ. Her medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Clinical interests for Dr. Trespalacios include preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Trespalacios is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and a graduate of Morristown Memorial Hospital's residency program. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Trespalacios is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

Dr. Silvia Patricia Pinel-Villalobos, DO
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 101
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Silvia Pinel-Villalobos works as a hospitalist in Livingston, NJ and Florham Park, NJ. In her practice, Dr. Pinel-Villalobos focuses on preventive care. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pinel-Villalobos takes. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pinel-Villalobos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care

Dr. Vinod Joseph Abraham, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Suite 411
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Vinod Abraham's specialties are general surgery and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He practices in Warren, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Summit, NJ. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Abraham is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
99 Beauvoir Avenue; Department of Pediatrics
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Eberechi Nwaobasi-Iwuh's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Nwaobasi-Iwuh has a special interest in clinical trials. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials

Dr. Donna J Astiz, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
435 South Street; Suite 350
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Donna Astiz is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She obtained her medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Astiz is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Astiz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Dr. Zhifu Wang, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
22 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 213
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Zhifu Wang is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Wang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Capital Medical University and Shanxi Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
83 Hanover Road; Suite 290
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Kezia Alberto sees patients in Florham Park, NJ. Her medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alberto's professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Dr. Nalini Priya Lam, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Nalini Lam's specialties are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Lam's training includes a residency program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Dr. Michael Mobasser, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
10 Overlook Road
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Mobasser's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Before performing his residency at Overlook Hospital, Dr. Mobasser attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mobasser honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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.