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We found 6 hospitalists who accept Bronze Compass Balanced 6500 near Spring, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1140 Cypress Station Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Nguyen, who practices in Shenandoah, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Tam Minh Pham, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
710 Fm 1960 Road W
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tam Pham is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Dr. Pham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Before performing her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Pham attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
211 Highland Cross; Suite 275
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Petitt is a hospitalist. She attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Katherine Kai Sheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
710 Fm 1960 Road W; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Sheng is a hospitalist. Dr. Sheng is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Austin. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
211 Highland Cross; Suite 275
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Ramirez is an adult hospital medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Hospital Medicine
6601 Cypresswood Drive; Suite 219
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Olayinka Ayeni sees patients in Spring, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric psychiatry and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Ayeni is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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.