Our hospitalist physicians focus on caring for you while you’re at Marcum & Wallace Hospital. From admission to discharge, they coordinate all aspects of your care.
What is a Hospitalist?
A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients while they’re in the hospital. They work with your primary care doctor, and at the end of your stay, they give your doctor a summary of all the tests and recommendations you were given while you were here.
How does the Hospitalist program work?
When you require hospitalization, your regular physician or an Emergency Department physician will coordinate your admission with a physician who specializes in caring for hospital patients. This physician is called a “Hospitalist,” a title that combines the words “hospital specialist.” The Hospitalist works closely with hospital staff to coordinate and provide your hospital care
The Marcum & Wallace Hospitalist team will:
- Coordinate your hospital care, including all diagnostic tests such as X-rays, lab tests or other procedure
- Arrange any specialty care, therapy or consultations with other specialists
- Establish a relationship with you and your family
- Facilitate the transition of your medical care back to your own physician, who will resume the responsibility for your medical treatment after you leave the hospital
- If you do not have a primary care physician, the hospital team will arrange a post hospital follow-up appointment for you