Hospital medicine physicians, or hospitalists, are the specialists who take care of you and coordinate your care while you are in the hospital. You may see one or several hospitalists during your hospital stay.
- Available around the clock.
- The main contact between you and your specialty or primary care providers while you are hospitalized.
- Specially trained to care for hospitalized patients.
- Concerned with your well-being and quality of care.
They are part of a team that includes nurses, therapists, dietitians, pharmacists and others who care for you while you are hospitalized.