We found 9 hospitalists who accept Humana HMO near Shawnee Mission, KS.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Brenda Fraire Almaguer's medical specialty is family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Patient reviews placed Dr. Fraire Almaguer at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Dr. Andrea M Charbonneau, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
8800 W. 75th Street; Suite 300
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Andrea Ely, who practices in Overland Park, KS, Merriam, KS, and Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ely attended medical school at New York Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Olathe Health, and Providence Hospital.

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Dr. Jeremy Coleman Strom, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
9804 W. 74th Street; Suite 390
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Jeremy Strom is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Strom honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Providence Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Hanan Gaumer is a physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Gaumer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Gaumer trained at Wesley Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
9700 W 62nd Street
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Martha Lapietra, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Merriam, KS, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. Her professional affiliations include TeamHealth and Carondelet Health. Dr. Lapietra attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
8800 W 75th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Hanna Issawi's areas of specialization are family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist); she sees patients in Shawnee Mission, KS and Merriam, KS. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Issawi is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Lisa A Pazdernik, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Lisa Pazdernik specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics & gynecology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Pazdernik trained at Wesley Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Pazdernik is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Susan Lee Dahlin, MD
Specializes in Other, Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Susan Dahlin is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS. The average patient rating for Dr. Dahlin is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dahlin is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Dahlin attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Raibow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Meena Veluri's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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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