What is a "Hospitalist?"

Hospitalists are typically Internal Medicine physicians and physician assistants who provide quality medical treatment to patients who are hospitalized. Our Hospitalists do not maintain a clinic practice; their time is devoted solely to caring for hospitalized patients.

A Hospitalist will care for you if you are admitted to North Memorial Medical Center. Hospitalists will manage your care during your hospitalization. Our hospitalists are very familiar with the hospital, its systems and its functions and are dedicated to providing quality care to our hospitalized patients. Your hospitalist will coordinate care with your primary care provider at North Clinic and will keep your primary provider updated on your progress.

What are the Advantages of a Hospitalist?

There are many advantages of having dedicated hospitalists managing the care of hospitalized patients, including:

  • Hospitalists have extensive expertise in caring for hospitalized patients on a daily basis.
  • Hospitalists are solely devoted to caring for hospitalized patients, which means they are more available to meet the needs of hospitalized patients, discuss treatments with family members, and answer any questions.
  • Hospitalists organize and direct and communication between other physicians and nurses, as well as follow up on test results in a prompt fashion.
  • Because the hospital is their office, hospitalists are acutely familiar with the systems and processes of the hospital, which fosters efficiency in care and communication. 

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