Welcome, patients and families.
On this page, you will find answers to your most pressing questions regarding hospitalist care. Should you have a question that isn’t addressed here, feel free to call us anytime at 978-258-4734 or send us an email.
What is a Hospitalist?
Many primary care physicians find it increasingly difficult to manage both busy clinical practices while also providing timely inpatient care. To help solve this issue, they have turned to hospitalists to help care for their patients who have been admitted to the hospital.
Hospitalists are internal medicine physicians that specialize in treating patients in a hospital setting. Our team of hospitalist professionals work with many departments within the hospital as well as primary care physicians to ensure patients receive an effective treatment plan and return home as safely and efficiently as possible.
Communication is key.
Your primary care physician will have the ability to remotely access your medical records while you are in the hospital. They’re notified when you are admitted and discharged and often are kept in the loop throughout a hospital stay
What are the benefits of having a hospitalist?
- Personalized care during a hospital stay
- Care from expert physicians and nurse practitioners who have access to your medical history
- Hospitalists design an individualized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs
- Seamless communication between us and your primary care physician helps reduce readmissions
In addition, we will ensure you receive timely follow-up care with your primary care physician after a discharge. If you do not have a primary care physician and require a referral, your hospitalist care team will be happy to assist you.
What is a Hospitalist NP/PA?
Hospitalist NPs/PAs are key members of the multidisciplinary team, managing patient care in the acute care setting.