We found 33 hospitalists who accept United Healthcare near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Vipul Ramanlal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite A
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Vipul Shah's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include hospital care. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Nayankumar Rameshbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite D
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Nayankumar Patel is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He works in Lakeland, FL and Plant City, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hospital care. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, Bayfront Health Brooksville, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Balakrishnan Sridharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite D
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Balakrishnan Sridharan works as an internal medicine hospitalist. Dr. Sridharan is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He graduated from St. John's Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Trenton. His professional affiliations include Winter Haven Women's Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Carol Gardner is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gardner is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Bachar Alkhalil practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Alkhalil graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Silver.

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Dr. Gulab Sher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Other
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite A
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Gulab Sher is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. He works in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Sher's clinical interests include hospital care. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sher honors. He is a graduate of Khyber Medical College and the University of London. Dr. Sher trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, South Florida Baptist Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. William Eric Ray, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. William Ray's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Ray attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Juan A Baez Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Juan Baez Gonzalez's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Burgueno is a hospitalist in Lakeland, FL. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Agustin Ancaya's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rengit Philip, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4315 Highland Park Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Rengit Philip works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Philip's professional affiliations include Bartow Regional Medical Center, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Jimenez Genao's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Esquivel's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esquivel accepts.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Laura Fox practices hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Fox is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mendez specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Shivam P Kalan, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4315 Highland Park Boulevard; Suite D
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Shivam Kalan specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Kalan is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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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