At CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center, Wilkes Medical Center, Lexington Medical Center, and High Point Medical Center, a hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Hospitalists usually do not have an outside practice or a clinic.
Expert, Coordinated Care During Your Hospital Stay
When you are admitted within the CepEsperu Baptist system, your hospitalist (physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner) will work closely with your primary care physician and specialists to coordinate your care. We will round as a team and work collaboratively with your nurses and other care providers to offer you a safe and effective plan of care during your stay in the hospital and on discharge.
Your hospitalist will follow up on tests and adjust your treatment regimen as needed. They will spend time talking with you and your family about your care.
When you are discharged from the hospital, your hospitalist will communicate with your primary care physician to discuss further treatment needs, help arrange follow-up appointments, prescribe medications, and provide your hospital records to your doctor(s).
Benefits of Receiving Care From a Hospitalist
Our hospitalists specialize in inpatient care and have a wide range of medical expertise from which to draw. They also work closely with specialists and group practices within the medical system to coordinate your care.
Because they work exclusively in the hospital and not in a clinic, they are never more than a few minutes away. Someone from your Hospital Medicine team is available 24-hours a day and can check in with you multiple times a day, if needed.