What is a hospitalist?
A hospitalist is a doctor who takes care of you while you are in the hospital. While most are internal medicine physicians, they may also be trained in pediatric and family practice medicine. In addition to caring for patients, hospitalists often help develop and manage aspects of hospital operations such as inpatient flow and quality assurance. Hospitalists represent one of the most rapidly growing forms of medical practice and physician care in the United States.
The Johnston Health Hospitalist Team is a group of board-certified Internal Medicine physicians who are dedicated to caring for inpatients. These physicians do not have medical practices outside of the hospital and are specially trained to provide care only for hospitalized patients.
While you are here at Johnston Health, Hospitalists will notify your physician of admission and discharge from the hospital. It is also their duty to ensure that important information regarding your hospital stay is transmitted back to your physician after you’ve been discharged.