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

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

Dr. Patricia Chiamas is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Unfortunately, Dr. Chiamas is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Chiamas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Thompson is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Thankappa Balaji's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Aurora, IL. Dr. Balaji takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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

Dr. Deanne Miller is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include intensive care. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Centegra Health System. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Miller attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic 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, 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Parker performed her residency at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Mehwish Sheikh's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her education and training includes medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Children's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheikh include hospital care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheikh takes. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

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

Dr. Asta Astrauskas is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Astrauskas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Russian. Her clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Astrauskas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She graduated from Vilnius University. She trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Astrauskas takes. Unfortunately, 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 physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neonatology. His clinical interests include hospital care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Srinivasan accepts. Before completing his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Srinivasan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Srinivasan's hospital/clinic 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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