In some hospitals there are still some primary care physicians that see their patients in the hospital. The days of your primary care physician or “PCP” seeing you in the hospital is pretty much long gone. Primary care physicians are very busy in there offices seeing one patient after the next. Just like any industry […]
You’re an outpatient if you’re getting emergency department services, observation services, outpatient surgery, lab tests, or x-rays, and the doctor hasn’t written an order ot admit you to the hospital as an inpatient. In these cases you’re an outpatient even if you spend the night at the hospital.
A type of Hospitalist. A Physician, Usually trained in Internal Medicine who admits patients to the Hospital. Admitologist are special in that they have a strong understanding of the overall healthcare system and how it functions. Admitologists typically work closely with ER physicians, case managers and social workers in a collaborative way in assessing, planning, […]
The Society of Hospital Medicine has adopted the following official definition of “hospitalist.” Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to Hospital Medicine. The term “hospitalist” refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized patients. The term […]