When you are admitted to 马塔戈达地区医疗中心, your primary care physician may have asked a special group of physicians, “住院医师, 关心你.

Hospitalists are available to care for patients of local physicians who have decided to limit their practices to outpatient medicine, 外地医生的病人, patients who do not have an established primary care physician or physicians who do not have admitting privileges at 马塔戈达地区医疗中心.

Hospitalists are physicians who devote their practice to the specialized care of hospitalized patients. 他们接受过家庭医疗方面的培训, 一般内科, 老年病学和内科, and see hospitalized patients who have been referred from community primary care physicians, 急诊室医生, 或者医院里的其他医生. The hospitalist manages your course of care through the hospital, closely monitoring your progress and staying in close touch with you, 你的家人和你的初级保健医生.

If your primary care physician has requested that a hospitalist be in charge of your care during your hospital stay, your hospitalist team will enable your primary care physician to be more available to you in the office, and will allow you to be seen by a physician that specializes in inpatient medicine while you are hospitalized. You will see your regular physician soon after discharge from the hospital.


Because they practice solely at 马塔戈达地区医疗中心, 你的住院医生几分钟内就到. The Hospitalist will be in charge of your care and will see you every day to direct treatment. You may be seen more than once throughout the day to follow-up on test results and adjust your treatment regimen as necessary. The Hospitalist may consult other physician specialists to participate in your care as well. The Hospitalist will arrange for any prescriptions you may need when you are discharged. You will be given instructions regarding follow-up appointments with your primary care physician, 或者其他医生, 在放电.

The Hospitalist will ensure that your hospital records will be in your primary care physician’s hands well before your first follow- up 访问. 因为医院没有门诊, you will not have an appointment to see the hospitalist again after discharge. Your Hospitalist is available through the hospital operator to you and your family after discharge, until your first follow-up appointment with your physician. You may contact the Hospitalist after discharge if you have any questions about the hospital stay. The Hospitalist will bill your insurance company for their services. They will bill you for your portion of the service (deductibles and co-payments), if any.


医院医生经常与初级保健医生交谈. 在你入院的时候, your primary care physician or ER physician calls the Hospitalist to inform them of your condition, and sends records to provide information about your illness. The process is similar to what your physician does when he refers you to a specialist for another opinion or additional tests or treatment. 在你住院期间, your Hospitalist and primary care physician may talk further regarding your treatment. 在放电, your Hospitalist will communicate with your primary care physician to discuss your further treatment needs and arrange follow-up. Your hospital records will be sent automatically to your primary care physician.


马塔戈达地区医疗中心医院, 或者医院的其他工作人员, can assist in finding a physician for you to see after leaving the hospital. A complete list of local active staff physicians/practitioners will be provided to you so you can choose a physician of your choice. Records from your hospital stay can be sent to this physician.


An important benefit of the Hospitalist service is increased availability. Your Hospitalist is here to explain and respond in person to you and your family. 在关键和紧张的时刻, 你的住院医生会及时提供帮助, 诚实的, 以及对所有问题的周到回答. If you would like to speak with one of the Hospitalists while you or a member of your family is in the hospital, simply ask the nurse caring for you to page the Hospitalist.