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We found 3 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Abilene, TX.

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David Radley Nichols MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
6250 Hwy 83
Abilene, TX
(325) 428-2800

Dr. D. Nichols' medical specialty is undersea and hyperbaric medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nichols is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1150 Estates Drive; Suite C
Abilene, TX

Dr. Roxanne Tyroch's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tyroch obtained her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
2000 Pine Street
Abilene, TX
(325) 670-6340

Dr. Nnewueze Odionyenma is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.