Hospitalists are skilled physicians who specialize in hospital medicine.
By focusing their expertise on inpatients, hospitalists are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat illnesses that hospitalized patients commonly face. During your stay, our hospitalists coordinate all aspects of your medical care, working closely with nurses, specialists, hospital staff and your own family doctor. This team approach ensures that you and your family receive timely information, personal service and comprehensive care—for a smooth and speedy recovery.
Your doctor has referred you to our hospitalist program to ensure you receive the highest level of care at Our Lady of Lourdes. At discharge, you will return to the care of your primary care physician for additional treatment, follow-up care and medication management.
What should I expect?
Like any other doctor, a hospitalist will visit you daily to monitor progress and answer questions. If concerns arise between visits, your nurse will contact the hospitalist team. At discharge, your hospitalist will explain your home care plan and prescribe any necessary medications. The hospitalist will schedule a follow-up visit with your primary doctor; sending a detailed report with test results.
Benefits of Hospitalists