What is a hospitalist?
A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. At Johnston Memorial Hospital, our hospitalists and their physician assistants work with primary care physicians and our medical staff to help patients and their families experience a smoother and more complete recovery.
What about my primary care physician?
Many primary care physicians refer their patients to a hospitalist when their patients can no longer be cared for in the private practice setting. During your stay, you will be seen by a hospitalist
who is dedicated to understanding your condition and who works with your primary care physician in your healing process. You will see your regular doctor soon after discharge from the hospital.
What are the benefits of having a hospitalist?
Hospitalists are a team of hospital-based physicians. Because they don’t have a private practice, they are devoted to the care of hospitalized patients 24 hours a day. That means your hospitalist is always close at hand to ensure your care is the best it can be and keep your family and primary care physician up-to-date on your progress.
To learn more about the hospitalists at Johnston Memorial Hospital, please contact your primary care physician or call 276-258-4050.