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Hospitalist Program

Hospitalists are physicians who devote their time and expertise to patients exclusively within the medical center. The hospitalists of Maury Regional
Medical Center are trained in internal medicine and pediatrics. To view a directory of the hospitalist physicians, click here.

Hospitalists provide on-site service

Because your hospitalist only works in our medical center, he or she is
available to see you as many times as medically necessary each day. Your
hospitalist has a close relationship with a wide array of specialists and, if
needed, may involve them in your care. Your hospitalist will assist you during your stay by promptly following up on the test results and adjusting your treatment based on those results.

Hospitalists help your primary care physician be more available to you in the office

Using a hospitalist team allows your primary care physician to be more
available to you in the office and allows your hospitalist to be more available to care for you when you are in the medical center. As a result, your primary care physician will be able to devote more time to keeping you and your family healthy.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I see my primary care physician again?

While in the medical center, you will be cared for by one of the hospitalists who will see you at least once a day and, if needed, multiple times a day. You will see your regular physician soon after leaving. If you don’t have a primary care physician, you can be referred to one.

How does your hospitalist know about me?

The process is similar to what your primary care physician does when he or
she refers you to a specialist for another opinion or additional tests and
treatments. At the time of your referral to the medical center, your physician contacts the hospitalist to discuss your condition. Records of your previous visits to Maury Regional Medical Center are also available for reference and comparison. Additional details concerning your condition are obtained from clinic records sent to the medical center.

What do I do if my family has question?

Federal guidelines defined by the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) restrict the information that can be released to
anyone other than the patient. If you want someone involved in your care,
we ask that you identify one person with whom we should discuss your
treatment. It is often helpful to keep a note pad next to your bed to write
down questions. Questions are most easily answered during the time your
hospitalist visits your room. If meeting the person you have identified is not possible, he or she can leave a note with your nurse requesting a phone call from the hospitalist. For better communication with your hospitalist, please choose one representative to ask questions about your care.

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