What is a hospitalist?
A hospitalist is a provider who specializes in treating hospitalized patients. Hospitalists provide general medical care and lead the team in coordinating care for inpatients.
Why will I see a hospitalist instead of my primary care provider?
Hospitalists specialize in providing up-to-date medical treatment that primary care providers want their patients to receive in the hospital. Being cared for by a hospitalist also allows our primary care providers to focus on your care in the clinic.
Does the hospitalist talk to my primary care provider?
Yes! During any hospital stay our hospitalists partner with your primary care provider and keep them informed of any important care updates as needed.
When is the hospitalist available?
Hospitalists are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. You will see a hospitalist in person and through a screen via telehealth.