We found 7 hospitalists who accept Cigna near Middletown, NY.

Dr. Imad H Mikhail, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
 

Dr. Imad Mikhail practices adult hospital medicine in Roslyn, NY, West Hempstead, NY, and New York, NY. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Mikhail (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Nauman Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Nauman Ahmad is a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric hospitalist in Bronx, NY, Middletown, NY, and Nyack, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and intensive care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). Dr. Ahmad obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and Nishtar Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, Nyack Hospital, and Crystal Run Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Todd Jay Schiffer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, General Pediatrics
1250 Waters Place; Suite 1206
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Todd Schiffer specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and practices in Scarsdale, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Schiffer attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass outpatient care and genetic issues. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Schiffer speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester (CWPW), LLP.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Outpatient Care

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
3424 Kossuth Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Anshu Taneja's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Clinical interests for Dr. Taneja include hospital care. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taneja honors. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Taneja (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Taneja's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1825 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Sophia Kasapira is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Kasapira's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at New York Hospital Queens. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Swahili. Dr. Kasapira is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and Cortland Regional Medical Center (CRMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kevin David Hauck, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine
111 E 210th Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Kevin Hauck sees patients in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Hauck takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Scott Jason Schafler, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine
111 E 210th Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Scott Schafler is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schafler 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.