Hospitalist is the term used for physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. While each of the physicians is a Hospitalist, they are also trained Internists, giving them knowledge and experience with adult medicine and patient interaction. Covenant Clinic Hospitalists at Covenant Medical Center will stay in communication with your primary care physician during and after your hospital stay. Being able to see a physician and have a family conference while a patient is hospitalized is quicker and easier with a Hospitalist.
Why a Hospitalist?
A Hospitalist, in summary, provides the following:
- Admissions to the Hospital during the inpatient stay
- Develops care plans with treatment
- Coordinates care, if needed, with specialty physicians
- Monitors care progress
- Plans for discharge
- Discharges patients to primary care physicians
- has clinical expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients.
- is more available most of the day in the hospital to meet with family members and is able to follow up on tests, answer nurses' questions, and solve any problems that may arise.
- 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.
- is the physician who organizes the communication between different physicians caring for a patient in a hospital. He or she serves as the point of contact for other physicians and nurses for questions, updates, and formulating a comprehensive plan of care.
- provides medical consultation services to care for medical problems of patients admitted to the Rehabilitation Unit at Covenant Medical Center.
- provides care for Emergency Room patients who need to be admitted and who do not have a physician.
Providers who specialize in this area:
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