About Emory Hospital Medicine

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Who is an Emory Healthcare Hospitalist?

Emory Healthcare Hospitalists are board-certified internal medicine physicians who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients. They are experienced in diagnosing and managing acute medical illnesses that hospitalized patients commonly suffer. They also provide medical consultation for surgical patients.

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How does an Emory Healthcare Hospitalist benefit patients?

Emory Healthcare Hospitalists work as a team to ensure patients and their families receive the best information and care during an inpatient stay. Hospitalists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, allowing our team to be more responsive to patients and their families.

In addition to their specialized knowledge of acute hospital care, Emory Healthcare Hospitalists are intimately familiar with the inner workings of our hospitals. They know every specialist and department within our hospitals and are able to assist patients through a smooth and speedy recovery process by following up on tests and adjusting patient treatment regimens throughout the day based on test results. Our Hospitalists focus on serving patients, which benefits everyone.

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How does an Emory Healthcare Hospitalist benefit referring physicians?

Emory Healthcare Hospitalists receive admissions from the emergency room, outpatient clinics and hospitals across the Southeastern United States. This allows patients without a primary care physician to be cared for quickly and reliably should they need to be admitted.

It also allows primary care physicians and specialists to focus on their outpatient practices, improving their quality of life and increasing their satisfaction. Our Hospitalists will use the consultants you request. Together, Hospitalists and outpatient physicians are able to deliver high-quality care avoid delays and inconveniences to patients.

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What can patients expect during their inpatient hospital stay?

  1. Expert Care
  2. Evaluations daily or more often by an Emory Healthcare Hospitalist
  3. Interaction with multiple physicians on the Emory Healthcare Hospitalist team
  4. Frequent communication with the nursing and other hospital staff
  5. Test results review and management by staff
  6. Family meeting(s) facilitated by a Hospitalist
  7. Communication between the Emory Healthcare Hospitalist team and primary care physician

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What can patients expect upon discharge from the hospital?

  1. Communication between the Emory Healthcare Hospitalist team and primary care physicians to discuss further treatment needs
  2. Forwarding any needed hospital records to primary care physicians
  3. Prescriptions for all necessary medications
  4. Help scheduling follow-up appointments with primary care physicians
  5. Help with any additional general concerns or billing questions

You may reach us with any questions or concerns at 404-778-6382.

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