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

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Dr. David Radley Nichols, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
6250 Hwy 83
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. D. Nichols, who practices in Abilene, TX, San Angelo, TX, and Weatherford, TX, is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Nichols attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Roxanne Tyroch is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. She works in El Paso, TX and Abilene, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyroch honors.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2000 Pine Street
Abilene, TX
 

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

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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.