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We found 5 hospitalists who accept TRICARE near Bellingham, WA.

Dr. Paul Evans Miller, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2901 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Paul Miller practices adult hospital medicine and emergency medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wenatchee Valley Hospital & Clinics, Central Washington Hospital & Clinics, and PeaceHealth. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Miller is in-network for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Gad Gad Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2901 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim's specialty is adult hospital medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MountainView Hospital and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Ibrahim is an in-network provider for Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Dr. Ellen Louise Young-Zinecker, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4545 Cordata Parkway; Suite 2b
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Ellen Young specializes in adult hospital medicine. Her professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. She studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Young trained at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She takes Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jian Yi Sun, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2901 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Jian Sun sees patients in Bellingham, WA. Her medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Sun completed her residency training at Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Sun (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and German. Dr. Sun is affiliated with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Dr. Anne P Welsh, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
4545 Cordata Parkway
Bellingham, WA
 

Dr. Anne Welsh, who practices in Bellingham, WA, Seattle, WA, and Mount Vernon, WA, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She accepts Regence, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Welsh attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Welsh is professionally affiliated with Seattle Children's, PeaceHealth Medical Group - Whatcom, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

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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.