We found 26 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 specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. Her areas of expertise include inpatient care. Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nieto honors. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Nieto is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Forbes include hospital care. Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forbes takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Consultation

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

Dr. Shaida Vom Eigen's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Before performing 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, Dr. Vom Eigen attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Vom Eigen is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 in Austin, TX. In his practice, Dr. Ellington focuses on stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Encephalopathy, Stroke

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

Dr. Toni Wakefield works as a pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Wakefield takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Wakefield completed Dr. Wakefield's residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Wakefield speaks Spanish. Dr. Wakefield is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 is an internal medicine hospitalist, adult gastroenterologist, and internist in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Austin, TX. His clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and gallstones. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nsien studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Nsien is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Stent, 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' specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. He has a special interest in inpatient care. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Williams is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Williams is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

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

Dr. Jennifer Hughes is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She works in Austin, TX. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hughes takes Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Hughes attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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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 specializes in pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Luk accepts Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. In his practice, Dr. Richards focuses on inpatient care. He accepts Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Lynn Renee Campbell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lynn Campbell is a physician who specializes in pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Campbell has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Campbell is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Meena Iyer is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Iyer include hospital care. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, she performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Jennifer Leigh Goodrich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Goodrich is a physician who specializes in pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric hematology, and pediatric oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodrich accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Mark Shen's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include hospital care. Dr. Shen is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shen completed a residency program at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Teaching, 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 works as a pediatric hospitalist. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Miner is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained 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 for residency.

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

Dr. Lynn Thoreson, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. Her areas of expertise include inpatient care. Dr. Thoreson is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thoreson accepts. Dr. Thoreson attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Austin Medical Education Programs, Seton Healthcare Network and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient 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.
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