Inpatient Medicine Specialists An Inpatient Medicine Specialists or hospitalist is a physician who treats exclusively those patients who are hospitalized. These physicians have no patient-care responsibilities beyond the hospital, which enables them to focus solely on you and your illness while you are hospitalized.
To expedite diagnosis and care as quickly as possible, many physicians use inpatient medicine specialists when their patients visit emergency rooms or are admitted to the hospital. If your primary care doctor has chosen to use T.J. Samson’s Inpatient Medicine Specialists for your inpatient care, be assured they will be in constant communication with your family physician with regard to your course of care and progress.
Because they work in the hospital full-time, inpatient medicine specialists are familiar with the hospital staff and are well-versed in hospital procedures. This experience helps inpatient medicine specialists coordinate hospital systems, improve quality, and control costs for you. They also help shorten your hospital stay and reduce the need for readmission.
David German, M.D., supervises the Inpatient Medicine Specialists Program at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. For more information, please contact us.