Comprehensive Inpatient Care
About Hospital Medicine
Hospital Medicine is a specialty dedicated to providing care to hospitalized patients.
When you're admitted to the hospital, you need a specialized care plan that involves the guidance of a dedicated physician. You will see a "hospitalist" when your primary care provider is not available or does not have the proper clearance to see you as an inpatient.
Our Hospital Medicine team is skilled at explaining procedures, answering questions and reducing anxiety for patients and their loved ones. Our hospitalists work closely with primary care physicians and other team members at Lee Health to coordinate and direct your care in the hospital.
Hospitalists are supported by a team of remarkable nurse practitioners and physician assistants and an exceptional administrative staff that helps us meet our commitment to our patients. Together, the hospital medicine team manage your care around the clock during your hospital stay.
We Provide Expert Care for Hospital Patients
We emphasize compassionate, high-quality care. This includes:
- Calling on other consultants and ordering tests needed to diagnose and treat your condition
- Consulting with the care team to plan your care
- Monitoring to assure your care is safe, effective and efficient
Communicating with you and your family:
- Listening to you to learn how you are doing and what is important to you
- Explaining your condition and care in a way you can understand and answering your questions
Coordinating your safe discharge and transfer:
- Contacting your primary doctor, surgeon or other specialist for information important to your care
- Ordering your medications to take home with you
- Providing you with your discharge and home care instructions
- Planning for your transfer out of the hospital and for appropriate follow-up care including any resources or services that will help you have a smooth recovery
The Value of a Hospitalist
Hospitalists can improve your healthcare experience in a number of ways, including:
- Providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based inpatient care for acute medical conditions
- Reducing the length of your hospital stay
- Lowering your hospital costs
- Increasing the speed at which you receive physician attention once admitted
- Enhancing communication with your primary care provider
- Connecting you with appropriate follow-up resources upon hospital discharge.