We found 5 hospitalists who accept Coventry Silver near Scranton, PA.

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Dr. Tanya Shivani Kumaria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
700 Quincy Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Tanya Kumaria specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and practices in Scranton, PA and Hershey, PA. Dr. Kumaria (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Kumaria is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumaria honors.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Leon Goliger works as a hospitalist in Scranton, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Goliger attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
700 Quincy Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Vijay Prasad practices pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Prasad honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Darbhanga Medical College and then he performed his residency at Woodhull Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Dr. Sandra E Cosklo, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Sandra Cosklo is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for her residency. Dr. Cosklo is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Robert Francis Leschingski, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Robert Leschingski, who practices in Scranton, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leschingski at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Leschingski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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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