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We found 6 hospitalists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Mcallen, TX.

Dr. Bindu Madala, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2505 Fullerton Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Bindu Raju is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in McAllen, TX, Kileen, TX, and Killeen, TX. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Raju focuses on general care. Dr. Raju is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Bangalore University for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Raju honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: General Care

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4949 S Jackson; Suite F
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Jose Bejarano is an internal medicine hospitalist. Dr. Bejarano honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
1309 E Ridge Road; Suite 1
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Felipe Navas specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Navas include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Navas graduated from El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
801 S Main Street; Suite C
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Belinda Hernandez specializes in adult hospital medicine and practices in McAllen, TX and San Antonio, TX. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Olga Lucia Gomez Moreno, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
5111 N 10th Street; Suite #281
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Olga Gomez, who practices in McAllen, TX and Edinburg, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez accepts. Dr. Gomez graduated from El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
1102 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. German Esquivel-Vanegas' areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist); he sees patients in Edinburg, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.