We found 28 hospitalists who accept HealthSmart near Austin, TX.

Dr. Kirsten Inglee Gibbs, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
601 E 15th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kirsten Nieto is a pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Nieto has indicated that her clinical interests include inpatient care. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Nieto trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Toni Anne Wakefield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Bovlevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Toni Wakefield works as a pediatric hospitalist. In addition to English, Dr. Wakefield speaks Spanish. Dr. Wakefield is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Wakefield graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then Dr. Wakefield performed Dr. Wakefield's residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Wakefield honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kent Thomas Ellington, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neurology
601 E. 15th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kent Ellington specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in stroke. Dr. Ellington takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ellington is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Encephalopathy, Stroke

Dr. Marion McLaurin Forbes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
313 E 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marion Forbes is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forbes include hospital care. Dr. Forbes is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Forbes attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Forbes is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Consultation

Dr. Jennifer Ihua Lai Hughes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Hughes is a pediatric hospitalist in Austin, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Hughes attended Albany Medical College for medical school. She honors Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. John Chang Luk, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
313 E 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Luk's area of specialization is pediatric hospital medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Luk is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Luk attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Luk is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Community Health Issues, Hospital Care, Consultation

Dr. Daniel Gary Richards, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Richards is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist. Dr. Richards's clinical interests include inpatient care. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Shaida Assadi Vom Eigen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shaida Vom Eigen's area of specialization is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Vom Eigen is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ephraim Emmanuel Nsien, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
8200 N. Mopac Expressway; Suite 295
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ephraim Nsien's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine, adult gastroenterology, and general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Nsien is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Nsien completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Stents, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ERCP, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Donald Michael Williams, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
313 E 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Donald Williams is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in pediatric hospital medicine. In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on inpatient care. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Williams has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Jimmy Viet Ninh, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neurophysiology, Neurology
1600 W 38th Street; Suite 308
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jimmy Ninh, who practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist), neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Ninh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, TriWest, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ninh attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Lynn Renee Campbell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Campbell practices pediatric hospital medicine in Austin, TX. Dr. Campbell's clinical interests encompass hospital care. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. George "big G" R. Iv Miner IV, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Miner is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Miner takes Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Meena Iyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Meena Iyer's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. She is especially interested in hospital care. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer honors. Before performing her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College, Dr. Iyer attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyer is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Lynn Marie Thoreson, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
313 E 12th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Thoreson is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She works in Austin, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inpatient care. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing her residency at Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Thoreson attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Mark Wayne Shen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mark Shen is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. He works in Dallas, TX and Austin, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shen include hospital care. Dr. Shen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart. Before performing his residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dr. Shen attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Teaching, Hospital Care

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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.