We found 7 hospitalists who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 4000 near Fort Worth, TX.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
923 College Avenue; 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Siripurapu is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cigna FocusIn, Cigna Gold, and Cigna Silver. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1622 8th Avenue; Suite 110
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amber Lesley sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Lesley attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Lesley trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lesley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth and Texas Health Care.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
923 College Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Suresh Kankanala works as a hospitalist. Dr. Kankanala takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold. He is affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue; Department of Nicu
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Wadley's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wadley takes. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University Health System. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
1400 8th Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 550
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shawnta Pittman-Hobbs is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and adult rheumatology specialist. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pittman-Hobbs graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 740
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Heidi Tomlinson's specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Tomlinson is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, Cigna Gold, and more. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Pediatrix Medical Group of Texas, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue; Department of Nicu
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Layla Edwards sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Edwards's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards accepts.

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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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