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We found 9 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near San Antonio, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
7703 Floyd Curl Dr. Msc-7881; Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Taylor's areas of specialization are adult hospital medicine and adult infectious disease; she sees patients in San Antonio, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Taylor honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sudha Thangam Thangam Somasundaravelayudham, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
414 Navarro Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Somasundaravelayudham is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. She works in San Antonio, TX and Dallas, TX. She studied medicine at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Somasundaravelayudham's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. Dr. Somasundaravelayudham has received the distinction of Outstanding Student of the Year The Medical Society of Montgomery County (Alabama). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
303 E Quincy Street; Suite 100
San Antonio, 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, Adult Nephrology
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Morrow is an adult hospital medicine and adult nephrology specialist in San Antonio, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Morrow is professionally affiliated with the University Health System.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Preventive Medicine
332 W Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Suzanna Garza is a hospitalist and preventive medicine specialist. Dr. Garza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Amy Wallace Flores, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
333 N Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Amy Flores' specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Flores honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
701 S Zarzamora
San Antonio, 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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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
7400 Barlite Boulevard
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Adam Edwards specializes in emergency medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in San Antonio, TX. He is affiliated with Southwest General Hospital. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Edwards takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
333 N Santa Rosa
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. David Diaz De Leon's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz De Leon takes.

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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.