What is a Hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a medical specialist who provides quality medical treatment to individuals while they are in the hospital. Because hospitalists don’t maintain a private outside practice, their time is devoted solely to caring for hospitalized patients.

Hospitalists specialize in all aspects of a patient's care – from admission until discharge. They manage and coordinate the entire period of inpatient care, working closely with the patient's primary-care physician and/or specialists involved.