We found 25 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 physician who specializes in pediatric hospital medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nieto include inpatient care. Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nieto accepts. Dr. Nieto is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nieto's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is especially interested in hospital care. Dr. Forbes is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Consultation

Dr. Toni Anne Wakefield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Toni Wakefield works as a pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Wakefield honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Wakefield speaks Spanish. Dr. Wakefield's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Jorge Francisco Ganem, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Ganem is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist. He honors Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for residency. Dr. Ganem is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Jennifer Ihua Lai Hughes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Hughes, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hughes graduated from Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart.

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

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Clinical interests: Community Health Issues, Hospital Care, Consultation

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

Dr. Kent Ellington sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in stroke. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ellington attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Ellington has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Encephalopathy, Stroke

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 Dr. Campbell's practice, she is particularly interested in hospital care. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She honors Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Campbell 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. Shaida Assadi Vom Eigen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shaida Vom Eigen works as a pediatric hospitalist in Austin, TX. She is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Vom Eigen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and 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 in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Valerie Rene Jurgens, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Valerie Jurgens' specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Jurgens is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Daniel Richards is a pediatric hospitalist. He has a special interest in inpatient care. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Richards accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

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 medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include inpatient care. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Williams has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Melissa G Cossey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Cossey is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist in Austin, TX. She speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cossey include inpatient care. Dr. Cossey is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Cossey studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cossey honors.

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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. Dr. Iyer's clinical interests encompass hospital care. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College. Dr. Iyer (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Jayne Suzanne Truckenbrod, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard; Suite 3k016
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jayne Truckenbrod is a pediatric hospitalist in Austin, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Truckenbrod speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in general care. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Truckenbrod is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training 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. She accepts Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more.

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Clinical interests: General Care

Dr. Kristin A Wong, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospital Medicine
1400 N I-35; Suite 2.230
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Wong practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Wong's clinical interests include nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and spasticity. Her professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Wong attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She speaks Cantonese.

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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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