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

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

Dr. Tanya Kumaria is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist in Scranton, PA and Hershey, PA. Dr. Kumaria graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for her residency. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kumaria (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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

Dr. Leon Goliger is a Scranton, PA physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Patient reviews placed Dr. Goliger at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
700 Quincy Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Vijay Prasad works as a pediatrician. Dr. Prasad takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Darbhanga Medical College. His medical residency was performed 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 an internal medicine hospitalist in Scranton, PA and Clifford, PA. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cosklo attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is 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's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leschingski takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is professionally 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.