Lifespan's Pediatric and Adult Hospitalist Program
A hospitalist is a hospital-based doctor who manages your medical care, on behalf of your primary care physician, while you are an inpatient. All Lifespan hospitalists focus only on inpatient medicine, are board-certified internists, and care for both adult and pediatric patients.
Why use a hospitalist?
Adult and pediatric inpatients receive high-quality care from our hospitalists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so a hospitalist is always available to consult with your family.
Your own physician knows you best, so our hospitalists communicate with your doctor throughout your hospital stay. After your discharge, your personal physician will provide follow-up care and will have all the necessary information, including a full summary of your hospital care, post-discharge plans, and medications. For pediatric patients, the child’s pediatrician or family practice doctor will provide follow-up care.
How do I choose the hospitalist program?
To specifically choose the hospitalist service, talk to your personal physician, who will make the arrangements for you if you're planning a hospital stay. If you come to the emergency department and are admitted to the hospital, you'll have the benefit of care by the hospitalist team. If you are in the hospital, and you or a member of your family wishes to speak to the hospitalist assigned to your care, simply ask your nurse to make the call for you.