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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 practices pediatric hospital medicine in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nieto include inpatient care. Dr. Nieto is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for 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 is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Toni Wakefield works in Austin, TX. Dr. Wakefield is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wakefield is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing Dr. Wakefield's residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Wakefield attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wakefield accepts Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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

Dr. Kent Ellington is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is especially interested in stroke. Dr. Ellington is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ellington has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices pediatric hospital medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Forbes speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include hospital care. She is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. 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. Dr. Forbes honors Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more.

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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' specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She takes Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more.

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

Dr. Daniel Richards specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Richards is especially interested in inpatient care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

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

Dr. Shaida Vom Eigen's medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Vom Eigen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, 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 is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Donald Williams is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. He works in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include inpatient care. Dr. Williams honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Williams's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

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. Dr. Luk accepts Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. He speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Community Health Issues, Hospital Care, Consultation

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

Dr. Lynn Campbell is a pediatric hospitalist in Austin, TX. In her practice, Dr. Campbell focuses on hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Campbell attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Campbell's medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Ephraim Nsien specializes in adult hospital medicine, adult gastroenterology, and general internal medicine and practices in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Austin, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ulcers, colon cancer, and gallstones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nsien attended Tufts University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jimmy Ninh is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist), neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, TriWest, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ninh attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Ninh has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. George Miner sees patients in Galveston, TX and Austin, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Miner is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his 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. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Lynn Thoreson is a pediatric hospitalist in Austin, TX. Dr. Thoreson graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inpatient care. Dr. Thoreson takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

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

Dr. Meena Iyer is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She works in Austin, TX. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College. In her practice, Dr. Iyer focuses on hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyer is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Jorge Francisco Ganem, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Ganem's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ganem accepts. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Ganem attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ganem speaks Spanish. Dr. Ganem is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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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.