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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Kshitija Kari is a hospitalist. Dr. Kari (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kari is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences and Kakatiya Medical College and a graduate of Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital's residency program. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Zahid Ismail Shaikh M.D.
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Zahid Shaikh, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Shaikh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Sindhi, and Spanish. Dr. Shaikh is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shaikh completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Babak Kanani is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanani takes. Dr. Kanani's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kanani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus.

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Anjali Kandpal M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Kandpal is a family medicine physician and hospitalist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kandpal honors. Dr. Kandpal's medical residency was performed at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kandpal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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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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