What Is a Hospitalist?
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in managing the care of patients in the hospital. The hospitalists at Oswego Hospital will coordinate consultations, order tests and procedures, and personally provide you with a consistently high level of care throughout your hospital stay.
A member of the Oswego hospitalist team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Complementing the care are nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The hospitalists at Oswego Hospital are physicians that are board-certified internists.
Hospitalists Keep a Close Eye On You
The hospitalist visits patients as often as necessary and can arrange for immediate tests and assessments. The hospitalists know every specialist and department within the hospital, and they will guide you through a smooth and speedy recovery process. In addition, they may request follow-up tests and adjust your treatment regimen based on those test results.
If necessary, your hospitalist can arrange for consultation with specialists at a higher level of care facility.
During your hospital stay, the hospitalist will keep your primary care physician informed about your care. Upon discharge, you will return to the care of your primary care physician.
Hospitalists Answer Your Questions
Hospitalists are here to provide answers in person to their patients. They will also make themselves available to family members to discuss treatment options.