Adult Hospitalist Program

What Is An Adult Hospitalist?

If you are an adult and are hospitalized, you may be cared for by an adult hospitalist, who is an internal medicine specialist. After you leave the hospital, your primary physician or a clinic physician will provide your follow-up care.

What Type of Training Do Adult Hospitalists Have?

These doctors have had at least:

  • Four years of medical school
  • Three years of internal medicine or family medicine residency training

What Care Can an Adult Hospitalist Provide?

Adult hospitalists provide skilled medical care to their patients on a daily basis and are available for patient and family consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They work collaboratively with the primary physician or other specialists as needed to ensure consistent care, and they keep the referring physician informed during the patient’s hospital stay.