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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Murray Batt practices hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult infectious disease, and geriatrics (elderly care). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Batt accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

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Dr. Roxana E Calmac, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Roxana Calmac specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and practices in Auburn, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Calmac attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Calmac's medical residency was performed at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian.

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Dr. William Kent Austin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. William Austin's specialties are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He practices in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Austin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG).

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Dr. Tatiana Korshunova, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Tatiana Korshunova is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She works in Auburn, CA. She graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. She completed her residency training at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Korshunova is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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Dr. Joshua D Hantman, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Hantman is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Auburn, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Hantman attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hantman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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Dr. William Raymond Griffitts, MD, DO
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
11815 Education Street
Auburn, CA
 

Dr. William Griffitts' specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffitts honors. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG).

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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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