Hospital Medicine Program

Maury Regional Medical Center's hospital medicine physicians are provided by Family Health Group, an affiliate of Maury Regional. Hospital medicine physicians are specialists who devote their time and expertise to adult and pediatric patients exclusively within the hospital setting. The hospital medicine physicians are trained in internal medicine and pediatrics and can care for patients ranging from infants to the elderly. To view a directory of the hospital medicine physicians, click here.

Hospital medicine physicians provide on-site service

Because hospital medicine physicians focus only on inpatient care at our medical center, he or she is readily available to meet your medically necessary needs throughout the day. Your hospital medicine physician has a close relationship with a wide array of other specialists and, if needed, may involve them in your care. Daily rounds with nursing, clinical resource managers and pharmacy staff help ensure good communication among your entire hospital care team. Your hospital medicine physician will promptly follow up on any of your test results and adjust your treatment based on those results. Once you are discharged, you will be referred back to your primary care physician or pediatrician. If you do not have a personal physician, you can be referred to one.

Hospital medicine physicians help your primary care physician be more available to you in the office

Using the hospital medicine physicians allows your personal physician to be more available to you in the office and provides you with a physician solely dedicated to providing you with excellent hospital care.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I see my primary care physician again?

While in the hospital, you will be cared for by one of the hospital medicine physicians 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 do not have a primary care physician, you can be referred to one.

How does your hospital medicine physician 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 hospital, your physician contacts the hospital medicine physician 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
hospital medicine physician 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 hospital medicine physician. For better communication with your hospital medicine physician, please choose one representative to ask questions about your care.



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