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Dr. Bill Ray Covington, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Bill Covington works as a hospitalist in College Station, TX. Dr. Covington graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Covington trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Covington has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 2012-2013. He is conversant in Medical Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. James Onorato, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. James Onorato is a hospitalist and adult nephrologist. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Onorato takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including American Heart Association, Wisconsin Affiliate Dave McClain Award for Cardiovascular Research; NIH Postdoctoral Research Award, Division of Nephrology, Duke University Medical Center, 1987-1988; and Noether Memorial Award for Excellence in Therapeutics.

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Clinical interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Manuel C Jose, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Jose is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in College Station, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Jose graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Jessica Holder Walker, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Jessica Walker's specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Walker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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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