Fort Medical Group Hospitalists are permanent staff physicians dedicated to providing excellent, responsive and safe inpatient care at Fort Memorial Hospital. They are physicians trained in caring for patients who have been admitted to the hospital. These physicians are board certified in general internal medicine. Because hospitalists only treat hospitalized patients and do not have a regular clinic practice, they are available twenty four hours per day for inpatient care.
Hospitalist care has resulted in shorter hospital stays, lower treatment costs and fewer medical errors. Most important, patients recover faster as the physicians are practiced in the care of common acute illnesses, can recognize and diagnose unusual disorders, and will rapidly respond to crises. The hospitalist works closely with your primary care provider to promote continuity in your care during and after your hospital stay.