Hospitalists focus on all aspects of care the patient receives while in the hospital: they coordinate care between multiple specialists, ensure that tests and labs are ordered and conducted in a timely manner, have the complete picture of all prescription medication the patient may be receiving and provide updates and information to the patient and family members. 

The hospitalist stays in touch with the patient’s primary care physician, as well as any specialists the patient sees, in order to provide needed updates and make any adjustments to the patient’s treatment.  Hospitalists discuss treatment options with the patient and answer questions, then coordinate with specialists or other providers to schedule procedures or tests.  Additionally, the hospitalist is there to help diagnose and treat any unexpected situations that may arise

Hospitalist Physicians