We found 6 hospitalists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Tyler, TX.

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Dr. Miguel Angel Sierra Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Pulmonology
1000 South Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Sierra-Hoffman is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. He works in Victoria, TX and Tyler, TX. He is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sierra-Hoffman studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Dr. Iianko Upendran, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Iianko Upendran sees patients in Gilmer, TX, Quitman, TX, and Tyler, TX. His medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Woodhull Medical Center, Dr. Upendran attended medical school at the University of Mysore. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Dr. Frederick Gutierrez Tinio, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1000 South Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Tinio practices hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Tyler, TX and Dallas, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hospital care. Dr. Tinio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care

Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1658 W Grande Boulevard; #100
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Sharlet Slough, who practices in Jacksonville, TX and Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Slough is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. She takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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Dr. Aleksandr Korniyenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Aleksandr Korniyenko sees patients in Athens, TX, Gun Barrel City, TX, and Tyler, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korniyenko is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine
1000 South Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alka Shirodkar is a Tyler, TX physician who specializes in family medicine and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirodkar is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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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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