Hospitalists and Primary Care Physician

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We know, you and your doctor have built a good, trusting relationship. Good doctors are hard to find.  But we also know that as you face an important hospital procedure, your doctor may not be available to you.  They have office hours and other patients to see. Dropping everything to run over to check on you in the hospital may not be possible or practical.

That’s why you may be interested in one of the most cost-effective and rapidly growing movements in modern medicine – special physicians who work exclusively in the in-patient hospital setting- Hospitalists. Your Primary Care physician likely partners with a hospitalist already.

A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in navigating the ins and outs of the hospital system, and understands the specific challenges and struggles that patients face under hospital care.  A hospitalist is always available to patients while admitted into the hospital system, and is intimately familiar with the specialists, nurses, and management who will specifically be providing treatment.   This eliminates communication errors and bureaucratic mistakes, and ensures a degree of effectiveness and concern that simply can’t be matched.

A hospitalist is the on the cutting edge of on-sight hospital care: an advocate in an increasingly baffling technological world where small mistakes can translate to big problems. Hospitalists help manage patients across the continuum of patient care, following them from ER, to inpatient care, to post-acute care. If you need any hospitalist services I would recommend you to check Midtown Inpatient Medicine also famous as MIM.

We know that when you are in the hospital, you are at your most vulnerable.  You want the people taking care of you to be dependable, trustworthy, and professional.  At Synergy, we know how to help because we are right there beside you.

If your physician is still trying to do two things (or too many things) at once, encourage him/her to contact us.  He wants the best for you, and so do we.

You’ve made choices that would enable you to establish ongoing relationships with your patients — tending to their needs, following their health, sometimes, from cradle to grave.  As a primary care physician, we understand that you enjoy all of the benefits and responsibilities that go with private practice…except, perhaps: making your hospital rounds and answering calls from the hospitals throughout the night.

The fact of the matter is that navigating the hospital environment requires a specific set of skills and preferences that not every physician is going to cultivate or desire.  You want the best treatment for your patient, and you want to know they are in capable hands.  Hospitalists have the access and dedication to the hospital environment that provides a patient the best care possible, and they are able to respond immediately to emergencies and situations that may conflict with a primary care physician’s priorities.

Additionally, hospitalists are able to ascertain patterns in treatment that can lead to more effective and efficient hospital care.  A hospitalist will be continuously available, and will be better able to solve hospital issues that require an integrated solution.  From organizing direct admissions for your patients to arranging subspecialty consults, speaking with families and staff, updating you on progress and plans, and assuring execution of prompt and courteous service, the hospitalist will know who is accountable, how best to take action, and what is needed to succeed and bring the highest level of care to your patients.

When you put your patient’s needs in the hands of a hospital navigator and care-giver, rest assured that you will not be kept out of the loop.  The best hospitalists are those who never forget who the primary care physician is — you.  They keep you informed, and consult with you regularly to ensure that the care they are providing is a model of quality and concern you insist on for every patient.