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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 is an adult hospital medicine and adult infectious disease specialist in San Antonio, TX. Her professional affiliations include UT Medicine San Antonio, the University Health System, and South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS). Dr. Taylor attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor accepts.

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

Dr. Felipe Navas, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Navas is a graduate of 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 conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Suzanna Garza is a hospitalist in San Antonio, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1611 N Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Rosemary Castoreno practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) in San Antonio, TX. She takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Castoreno studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. David Diaz De Leon's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). 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.

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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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