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Our hospitalists are board-certified internal medicine doctors.  They care for patients who are 18 years and older and work with all members of the patient care team to help improve the quality and effectiveness of care.


Our hospitalists work with your primary care doctor to ensure the best possible care for you and your loved one.  They will discuss your necessary treatments, testing, follow-up appointments, and medication prescriptions with your primary doctor upon your discharge.  He or she does not replace your primary care doctor - the hospitalist supports the work of your doctor.  When you go home from the hospital, the hospitalist will let your primary doctor know about any medicines, treatments, follow-up tests, and clinic visits you may need.


 

 

What is a hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who specializes in caring for patients in the hospital; he or she does not see patients in a clinic. Because of this, hospitalists have more experience in caring for complex medical conditions. Their extensive experience helps them to recognize and diagnose unusual disorders, anticipate problems and rapidly respond to crises or changes in a patient’s condition.

How does it work?

During your admission, the hospitalist team of physicians will be in charge of your care and will see you daily or more often as needed. The hospitalist will direct your care, discuss treatment options, answer your questions, obtain consultations when needed, monitor test results and quickly respond to changes in your condition. The hospitalist will work closely with your primary care physician as well as any other needed specialists to coordinate your care during your stay. Your primary care physician will be kept informed about your progress and may consult with the hospitalist or other specialists during your stay. 


At Fairview Range Medical Center, our hospitalists care for patients with complex medical needs around the clock, 24-7.

Advantages/Benefits?

A hospitalist is always available so that he or she can respond quickly to changes in a patient’s condition and answer questions immediately. Hospitalists know and work consistently with all members of the patient care team, including physician specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and others. Hospital medicine is specially organized around the site of care, rather than a disease or organ. And, unlike clinic doctors, hospitalists spend a significant amount of time with patients in the hospital, so they have more day-to-day experience in the care of today’s more complex patients. Our hospitalists are leaders in innovation, quality improvement, and system development, providing our patients with the highest quality care. 

We believe that you and your family will appreciate that our hospitalists: 

■ Are accessible around the clock during your hospital stay 

■ Are available to answer any questions that you or your family may have 

■ Respond quickly to changes in your condition or to adjust treatment based on test results 

■ Work closely with your primary care physician, surgeon and other specialists to coordinate medical services specific to your needs

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