We found 6 hospitalists who accept CIGNA POS near New Lenox, IL.

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Dr. Mobolanle A. Coker M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Mobolanle Coker specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). Areas of expertise for Dr. Coker include hospital care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Coker attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr. Patricia Chiamas M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Chiamas specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and practices in Chicago, IL, Waukegan, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Chiamas attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Riley Hospital for Children for residency. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiamas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Unfortunately, Dr. Chiamas is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Kimberly A. Thompson M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

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

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Dr. Ellen M. Major M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Major's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Major's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Dr. Miroslaw S. Skalski M.D.
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neonatology
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Miroslaw Skalski works as a hospitalist and neonatologist. After attending Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Skalski completed his residency training at Columbus Hospital, 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. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Skalski's professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Centegra Health System, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Nicole Anania D.O.
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Anania's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Clinical interests for Dr. Anania include hospital care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After attending Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix.

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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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