A hospitalist is a member of a growing medical specialty who has chosen a field of medicine that specifically focuses on the care of the hospitalized patient. Before specializing in this field, hospitalists complete education and training in internal medicine or family medicine.
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital offers a hospitalist program consisting of a team of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who specialize in your healthcare seven days a week, 24 hours a day. To coordinate care of a patient’s medical condition during a hospital stay, a physician may refer their patient to a hospitalist. Hospitalists specialize in all aspects of a patient’s care from admission until discharge, along with managing and coordinating care for the patient with specialists involved.
The hospitalist program allows your primary care doctor to devote his/her attention to managing patients in the office and thus enables your primary care doctors to be more accessible within the office. The hospitalist stays in constant communication with your regular physician to provide the best care during your stay at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.