What is a Hospitalist?
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients. These doctors serve as your hospital physician, working closely with your personal physician, to care for you during your stay at Deaconess.
By being based at Deaconess, Hospitalists are readily available to monitor your progress and help to overcome any obstacles or setbacks that may arise. By exclusively practicing inpatient medicine, Hospitalists are able to focus on the latest advances in inpatient medicine.
Hospitalist care will benefit you, the patient, by receiving more specialized attention, yet your personal physician will still be involved in your care.
A Partnership With Your Personal Physician
Your personal physician will provide your medical background to the Hospitalist and be kept apprised of progress. The Hospitalist will remain with you through your entire stay, passing along your progress to your personal physician. In the event of an unexpected hospital stay, the Hospitalist would contact your personal physician and arrange to get your information.