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We found 8 hospitalists who accept Blue Choice near Garland, TX.

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Dr. Roobila Naz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
401 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Roobila Naz specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Naz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Naz's education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Naz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Musa Gulam Varwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 301b
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Musa Varwani is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. He works in Garland, TX and McKinney, TX. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Varwani attended medical school at the University of Nairobi School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Varwani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Tom Thomas Thayil, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
5310 Galaxie Road
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Tom Thayil is a hospitalist. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thayil attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Dr. Leigh Echols Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Leigh Nguyen is an internist. Dr. Nguyen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
5310 Galaxie Road
Garland, TX
 

Dr. David Gonzales' specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Gonzales attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
5310 Galaxie Road
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Robert Watson's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Watson accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Ali Pitafi's specialties are general internal medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He practices in Dallas, TX and Richardson, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pitafi accepts. His education and training includes medical school at King Edward Medical University and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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Dr. Vijayavalli Little, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 301b
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Vijayavalli Little's specialty is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Little is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania University, she performed her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences 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.