We found 11 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Tyler, TX.

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Dr. Iianko Upendran, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Iianko Upendran's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at J.J.M. Medical College and residency at Woodhull Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1000 S Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. William Christensen's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christensen is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Frederick Gutierrez Tinio, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1000 South Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Tinio's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Tinio has indicated that his clinical interests include hospital care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tinio accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
1000 South Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Sierra-Hoffman's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult infectious disease. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sierra-Hoffman takes.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1658 W Grande Boulevard; #100
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Sharlet Slough's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. She attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
800 East Dawson
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Byrd's specialty is adult hospital medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Byrd graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
1000 South Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alka Shirodkar's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist); she sees patients in Tyler, TX. Dr. Shirodkar studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
800 E. Dawson
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Shantnu Singh specializes in adult hospital medicine and practices in Tyler, TX. He graduated from Calcutta National Medical College and the University of Calcutta. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
Uthsc - primary Care Service
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Chiagozie Nwasuruba is an internal medicine hospitalist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Dr. Aleksandr Korniyenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Aleksandr Korniyenko is a specialist in adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Athens, TX, Gun Barrel City, TX, and Tyler, TX. Dr. Korniyenko 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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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
2990 N Broadway
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Marel Hanks sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanks honors.

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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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