Hospitalists are doctors who are specialized in the care of patients while they are in the hospital. They are available most of the day in the hospital to meet with family members, able to follow-up on tests, answer nurses’ questions, and deal with the issues that arise. In many instances, hospitalists’ may see a patient more than once a day to assure that care is going according to plan, and to explain test findings to patients and family members.
Hospitalists also coordinate the care of patients in the hospital. They are the physicians that organize the communication between different doctors caring for a patient, and serve as the point of contact for other doctors and nurses for questions, updates, and delineating a comprehensive plan of care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
HaysMed’s Hospitalist Commitment
*Always explain things in a way that you can understand
*Always treat you with courtesy and respect