We found 8 hospitalists who accept Blue Choice near Aurora, IL.

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Dr. Kimberly A Thompson, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1325 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Thompson's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Thompson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Patricia E Chiamas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Chiamas' specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiamas attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Riley Hospital for Children. In addition to English, Dr. Chiamas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Thankappa Pillai Balaji, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Thankappa Balaji works as a hospitalist and neonatologist in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. Dr. Balaji speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Dr. Balaji's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Deanna Lee Miller, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Deanne Miller is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Huntley, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. Miller's clinical interests encompass intensive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Centegra Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. She has a closed panel. Before performing her residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Miller attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Intensive Care

Dr. Christine M Parker, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Christine Parker works as a hospitalist in Aurora, IL and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parker include hospital care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Mehwish Sajid Sheikh, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Mehwish Sheikh is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Aurora, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Sheikh's clinical interests encompass hospital care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before performing her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Children's Hospital, Dr. Sheikh attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Sheikh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Asta M Astrauskas, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Asta Astrauskas is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. Dr. Astrauskas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Russian. Dr. Astrauskas's areas of expertise include hospital care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Astrauskas attended Vilnius University for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Hari B Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Hari Srinivasan is a hospitalist and neonatologist in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. In his practice, Dr. Srinivasan focuses on hospital care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Srinivasan graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). His medical residency was performed at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Srinivasan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Srinivasan's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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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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