We found 24 hospitalists who accept HealthSmart near Austin, TX.

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Dr Kirsten Gibbs Nieto MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Kirsten Nieto's medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Nieto is especially interested in inpatient care. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Jennifer Hughes MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Jennifer Hughes is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. She works in Austin, TX. She accepts Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes studied medicine at Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Jorge Francisco Ganem MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Jorge Ganem is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Ganem attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ganem is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Dr Marion McLaurin Forbes MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Marion Forbes practices pediatric hospital medicine. In Dr. Forbes's practice, she is particularly interested in hospital care. She is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Forbes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Toni Wakefield MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Toni Wakefield is a physician who specializes in pediatric hospital medicine. Before completing Dr. Wakefield's residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Wakefield attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wakefield accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wakefield speaks Spanish. Dr. Wakefield's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr John Chang Luk MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. John Luk's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Luk has indicated that his clinical interests include community health issues, acute care, and consultation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. He speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Community Health Issues, Consultation, Acute Care

Dr Jayne Suzanne Truckenbrod DO
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Jayne Truckenbrod practices pediatric hospital medicine in Austin, TX. Dr. Truckenbrod speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include primary care. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Truckenbrod takes Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Primary Care

Balakumar Pandian MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Balakumar Pandian is a medical specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Pandian is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pandian attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Riley Hospital for Children for residency. He speaks Tamil.

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Chandrini Menka Jayasundera MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
601 E 15th Street
Austin, TX

Dr. Chandrini Jayasundera is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Flinders University School of Medicine. Dr. Jayasundera's medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Jayasundera is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She has an open panel.

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Dr Valerie Rene Jurgens MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Valerie Jurgens is a pediatric hospital medicine specialist. Dr. Jurgens is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

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Lynn Renee Campbell MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Lynn Campbell specializes in pediatric hospital medicine. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Campbell completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Kent T Ellington MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Neurology
1400 N I-35; Suite 310 Cec
Austin, TX

Dr. Kent Ellington's medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist) and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ellington takes Amerigroup, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Richard McGregor Holt MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Richard Holt's medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holt include hospital care. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Dr Melissa G Cossey MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Melissa Cossey's medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. In her practice, Dr. Cossey focuses on inpatient care. She is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cossey honors. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Cossey speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient Care

Dr Meena Iyer MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Meena Iyer's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Iyer completed her residency training at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hospital care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Iyer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Iyer's professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Donald Michael Williams MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX

Dr. Donald Williams is a specialist in pediatric hospital medicine. He works in Austin, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include inpatient care. His professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Williams performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Inpatient 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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