We found 4 hospitalists who accept Humana Platinum near Grafton, WI.

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Dr. James David Larson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Hospital Medicine
975 Port Washington Road; Suite 320
Grafton, WI

Dr. James Larson practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and hospital medicine (hospitalist) in Grafton, WI. Dr. Larson is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, Aurora Medical Center in Washington County, and Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Christiana Care Health System.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
975 Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI

Dr. Kavita Sharma works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, hospitalist, and geriatrician. She attended Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Armed Forces Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Sharma honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora St. Luke's South Shore, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, and Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
975 Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI

Dr. Syed Ali is a hospitalist in Grafton, WI. Dr. Ali honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine
975 Port Washington Road
Grafton, WI

Dr. Ran Guan's area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guan honors.

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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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