Hospital-based physicians are board-certified/board-eligible physicians trained in Internal Medicine. At Cape Cod Healthcare, our hospitalist physicians are highly qualified, experienced specialists who focus on providing superior inpatient medical care.
What Benefits Can Hospitalists Offer a Patient?
By focusing his or her practice on the care of hospitalized patients, a hospitalist can gain a great deal of experience in the unique aspects of a patient's needs during their hospital stay.
Cape Cod Healthcare hospitalists are an extension of your primary care physician, not a replacement, and consult with your primary physician on aspects of your care. Your primary care physician will be notified when you have been admitted to the hospital and will communicate with the hospitalist team to allow them to provide you with the best care possible.
The hospitalist physician will:
- Direct your care
- Obtain consultations with subspecialist doctors when needed
- Monitor test results and quickly respond to changes in your condition
Additionally your hospitalist will actively collaborate and discuss treatment options with you, be available to answer all of your questions, and act as a liaison by informing your primary care physician. Your hospitalist also has access to all Cape Cod Healthcare tests and records and any hospital stays you have experienced in the past.
What is a Hospitalist?
Our hospital-based physicians treat admitted patients from the time they arrive through discharge from the hospital. Watch videos about how Hospitalists lead the patient care team and become a trusted advocate for your health.
24/7 Access to Hospitalist Care
Our hospitalist physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital. This “24 hour” coverage allows you and your family to communicate with a hospitalist physician at any time of day or night, and gives you the added comfort that your hospitalist team is always on hand to care for any problems that may arise.
Hospitalists work together as a team, which includes physicians and nurse practitioners. This approach allows a dynamic rounding process in how our hospitalists see and care for patients, allowing them to solve problems and interpret testing throughout the day and not just with “morning rounds.”
This team approach helps to provide safe, efficient, and compassionate care to all patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.