We found 11 hospitalists who accept Affinity Health Plan near Smithtown, NY.

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Dr. Patrick Michael Cocks, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
University Hospital; L15
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Cocks, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cocks include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Cocks is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Cocks graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Dr. Aaron Michael Lipskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Medicine
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Lipskar works as a pediatric surgeon and hospitalist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipskar graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Lipskar's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ashwinii Hari-Kurapati, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
Health Sciences Center; T16020 Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Ashwinii Hari-Kurapati is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Stony Brook, NY, Northport, NY, and Bay Shore, NY. Dr. Hari-Kurapati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and German. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hari-Kurapati's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
Hsc T16 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Yongzeng Ding is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Ding is especially interested in hospital care. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from China Medical University and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
University Hospital; L15
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Samia Qazi, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Meadow, NY, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. She is affiliated with NuHealth. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qazi accepts. Dr. Qazi attended Government Medical College, Jammu and Government Medical College, Surat and then went on to complete her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
262 Community Drive
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dipti Kothari works as an internal medicine hospitalist. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended K.J. Somaiya Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Kothari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Korean. She is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
Stony Brook University Hospital; Health Sciences Center 6-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Getu Teressa is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Teressa performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Nita Kaul is an internal medicine hospitalist. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and more. She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar. Dr. Kaul's residency was performed at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and New York Methodist Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc T16-20
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Shabnam Zoeb practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). In her practice, Dr. Zoeb focuses on hospital care. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zoeb accepts.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in General Practice, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 16-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Maksim Khayznikov's specialties are general practice and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Khayznikov attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati for residency. His areas of expertise include hospital care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Eera Jain practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Jain attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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.