Hospitalist

Our team of hospitalists is made up of highly trained physicians whose number one professional focus is caring for patients in the hospital. The physicians are board certified in internal medicine and some are trained as specialists in pulmonary/critical care medicine or other specialties.

A few advantages of hospitalist care:

  • Because a hospitalist only works in the hospital, they are able to keep a closer eye on you and your care and are never very far.
  • Your hospitalist knows the preferred specialists and departments in the hospital and will assist you through a smooth and speedy recovery process by following up on tests and adjusting your treatment regimen throughout the day.
  • Because hospitalists are based in the hospital, they can spend more time talking to you and your family about your care, and are able to answer any questions or concern you or your family may have.
  • Hospitalists enable primary care physicians (PCP) to be more available to you when you’re not in the hospital, freeing them to devote more time to keeping you and your family healthy.
  • WMG’s electronic medical record (EMR) allows its hospitalists to have access to the important medical information from your office visits and communicate more efficiently with your PCP. When a patient is discharged, medical supervision from hospital to home can be made easily and smoothly.
  • WESTMED hospitalists work closely with our primary care physicians.  Since we use electronic medical records (EMR), all of  our hospitalists have access to the data from your office visits at WESTMED with your medical history. When you are discharged, medical supervision from hospital to home can be made without missing a beat. The hospitalist writes any new prescriptions that you will need.  Then, he/she updates your EMR at WESTMED so your primary physician has the correct information on medications for your follow-up visits and prescription renewals.

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