We found 4 hospitalists who accept Humana Platinum near Grafton, WI.

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Dr. James David Larson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Hospital Medicine
975 Port Washington Road; Suite 320
Grafton, WI
 

Dr. James Larson's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larson accepts. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Larson's professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, and Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
975 Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI
 

Dr. Kavita Sharma is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. She is a graduate of Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Armed Forces Medical College. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for her residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and Aurora Medical Center in Washington County.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
975 Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI
 

Dr. Syed Ali's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is affiliated with Olean General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ali attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, German, and Japanese.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
975 Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI
 

Dr. Ran Guan is a hospitalist in Grafton, WI. Dr. Guan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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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