A majority of the medical care you receive is in your primary care provider's office. However, Wellmont Medical Associates also offers experienced physicians who work in the hospital all day and specialize in taking care of patients who are admitted to those facilities.
A hospitalist is a medical specialist who provides quality medical treatment to patients while they are in the hospital. Unlike your primary care physician, members our hospitalist team do not have a medical practice in which they see patients in an outpatient setting. Their time is devoted solely to caring for you during your stay in the hospital. They will care for you from admission until discharge, all while coordinating and managing your inpatient visit with your personal physician.
There are many advantages to being seen by a hospitalist. They are available most of the day to meet with family members, follow up on tests and answer questions. They are also familiar with the hospital’s policies and procedures.
Because hospitalists can provide more expedient care, your length of stay in the hospital is often shorter than if you have to be seen by your primary care physician.
Since our hospitalists work day and night, it is likely you may see more than one member of the hospitalist team. Maintaining a consistent pattern of treatment during your hospital is a priority and our hospitalists clearly communicate one another and your physician to maintain consistency in your care.
If you are admitted for a
neurologic symptom or condition, a neurohospitalist may work alongside
hospitalist to deliver specialized care. Neurohospitalists are trained
neurologists who are also trained and experienced in inpatient care.
Wellmont Medical Associates’
neurohospitalists see patients for a variety of conditions, including:
Members of the Wellmont Medical Associates hospitalist team stand ready to evaluate, diagnose and treat your condition, all while keeping your physician informed of your progress to ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home.
Because Wellmont Medical Associates practices are affiliated
with Wellmont Health System, a wide variety of HMO, PPO and POS insurance plans
are accepted. Patients receiving care at these practices have seamless access to
the full scope of medical expertise and specialties offered at Wellmont's hospitals and throughout the health system.
Wellmont Medical Associates makes it easy to learn more or to schedule an appointment near you.
Wellmont physicians are conveniently located throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
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