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Specializes in General Practice, Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
4401 Penn Avenue; Neonatal Medicine - 8th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Brighid O'Donnell's areas of specialization are general practice, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and neonatology; she sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Horizon, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Donnell is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. O'Donnell's medical residency was performed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

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Dr. Ann Ellen Thompson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
3705 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ann Thompson's areas of specialization are anesthesiology, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and pediatric critical care. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson takes. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Northwest and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Timothy Robert Billiar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Hospital Medicine, Critical Care
3601 Fifth Avenue; Suite 6b, Falk Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Billiar is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in general surgery, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Billiar completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Billiar is professionally affiliated with UPMC Northwest, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2891 Banksville Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Brian Goldwasser is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Goldwasser graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Specializes in Nephrology, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
5171 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Awad El-Magbri is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in nephrology (kidney disease) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Dr. El-Magbri is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
300 Halket Street; Suite 4740
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Neelesh Nadkarni specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Nadkarni (or staff) speaks Marathi, Kannada, and Hindi. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Nadkarni is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum. His medical residency was performed at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Nadkarni is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
320 E North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Suzanne Labriola's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Labriola is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.
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