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Hospitalist Care

What is a Hospitalist?

The term hospitalist was first coined by Tobert Wachter and Lee Goldman in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article.Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. The term “hospitalist” refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized patients. Our hospitalists are board certified in family medicine.

What are the benefits of a Hospitalist?

There are many advantages of hospitalists in the care hospitalized patients. One advantage is that hospitalists’ have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis. They are also more available in the hospital to meet with family members, able to follow up on tests, answer nurses’ questions, and simply to deal with any issues that may arise.

In some instances, hospitalists’ may see a patient more than once a day to assure that care is going according to plan, and to explain test findings to patients and family members.

Caring For You Here, Close to Home.

If admitted to Tomah Health, you may be cared for by one of our hospitalists.

Feel free to talk to your nurse or the hospitalists on call for additional information and for any questions you may have about our program.

Meet Our Hospitalists

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