A hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients only. Excela Health hospitalists are board certified physicians with expertise in hospital-based medicine. Our hospitalists direct your care during your hospital stay and provide information related to your hospitalization to your primary care physician. He/she also
- Examines you and coordinates all exams, tests and treatments while you are in the hospital.
- Ensures a smooth transition back to your primary care physician.
- Prescribes and organizes medicines you need after leaving the hospital.
When in our hospitals, your hospital team may include the hospitalist, an advanced practitioner (such as a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant), case manager, pharmacist and a nurse. If, at any time, you have questions, please ask to speak with the hospitalist.