Physicians whose primary role is to provide medical care in the hospital. This team of providers includes physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, also called hospitalists, who work closely with bedside nurses, social workers, physical therapists and other staff to provide thoughtful, safe, collaborative and effective medical care.
Patients are referred to Hospital Internal Medicine by the emergency department, OPD, their primary care doctor or other hospitals.
The scope of the Hospital Internal Medicine practice includes 24-hour care of general medical, cancer, telemetry and geriatric patients, as well as consultative services for patients who require surgery.
- Primary care and health maintenance is provided by general internal medicine physicians and nurse practitioners
- Internal medicine
- Full Physical Exam (Body Check)
- General health care
- Pre Postsurgical support
- Preventive care
- Geriatric care
- Women’s health care
- Men’s health care
- Immunizations for adults
- Minor surgery, including removal of skin lesions and wound suturing
- Counseling, treatment and management of chronic and acute illness
- Heart problems