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Patient Care Overview

The practice of Hospital Medicine is multidisciplinary and collaborative, offering patients many benefits. Our hospitalists interact with everyone on a patient’s care team, including resident and consulting physicians, unit nurses, aides and coordinators, medical students, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, case managers, and social workers.

Coordinated Care, During Your Hospital Stay

Hospitalist providers, along with the multidisciplinary care team, work to create comprehensive care plans for patients who are hospitalized. They provide 24/7 attention to patient care needs, including diagnosis, treatment, and the performance of medical procedures (within their scope of practice). Hospitalists follow up on tests and adjust treatment regimens as needed, and they talk with patients and their families about their care.

Because they are focused on providing efficient and effective patient care, our hospitalists are at the leading edge of changes in quality and process improvement, working to optimize use of our hospital resources.

Coordinated Care, From Hospital to Home

Hospitalists work to ensure a safe transition of patient care from hospital to home or post-acute care facilities – an important ingredient for effective longitudinal care. They arrange follow-up appointments, prescribe medications on discharge and coordinate future care needs with primary care physicians. The focus of the hospitalist team is on communication: making sure both patients and their care team have detailed information about the services provided, including any new diagnoses for which treatment was initiated or changes in medications made.

Clinical Services

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Our clinical services include clinic-based consultations and ongoing care. Click below to learn more about particular focus areas.

Clinical Trials

As academic clinicians, we perform research that moves patient care forward, including clinical trials that look at new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Volunteers may participate for the opportunity to receive cutting-edge treatments for specific conditions, and to help others. Explore our searchable database to find clinical trials in the Department of Medicine.

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Clinical Locations