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We found 7 hospitalists who accept Humana Basic 6850/Austin HMOx near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. Kirsten Nieto sees patients in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Nieto completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nieto include inpatient care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr. Raymonda El Khoury, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
408 W 45th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Raymonda El Khoury is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult nephrology. She studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. El Khoury's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Her clinical interests encompass kidney problems. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. El Khoury has received the distinction of Teaching Award. She is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Jimmy Ninh's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist), neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Ninh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, TriWest, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ninh is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Raeeda Munir Gheewala, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1201 W 38th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Raeeda Gheewala's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult nephrology. Dr. Gheewala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) and Seton Healthcare Family. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Prameela Yoganandan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 205
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Prameela Yoganandan's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist); she sees patients in Fort Stockton, TX, Kyle, TX, and Austin, TX. Dr. Yoganandan is professionally affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) and Seton Healthcare Family. She is a graduate of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO.

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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) in Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. She is conversant in Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Nerve Conduction Studies, Occipital Nerve Block, Trigger Point Injections, Amputation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1201 W 38th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Windy Wyatt works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Austin, TX. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wyatt is professionally affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) - Adult Inpatient Medical Services (AIMS) and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.