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We found 7 hospitalists who accept Coventry Bronze near Allentown, PA.

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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. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing her residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Dr. O'Donnell attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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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 is an anesthesiology, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and pediatric critical care specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson takes. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is general surgery, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Billiar is professionally affiliated with UPMC Northwest, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Awad El-Magbri is a specialist in nephrology (kidney disease) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. El-Magbri's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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

Dr. Brian Goldwasser is a hospitalist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Dr. Nadkarni attended Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum for medical school. Dr. Nadkarni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Kannada, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
320 E North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Suzanne Labriola is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She works in Pittsburgh, PA. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Labriola attended medical school at 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.