Providing quality care for you during your hospital stay.
A hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in caring for patients in the hospital. Huggins Hospital has selected a TeamHealth affiliate to manage and staff our hospital medicine program. TeamHealth and its affiliates are a physician-led, patient-centric company that provides clinical solutions for hospitals. The TeamHealth hospitalists at Huggins Hospital will manage your care during your stay, including coordinating and consulting with specialists, monitoring your progress, and staying in close contact with you, your family, and your primary care provider. When you leave the hospital, your primary care provider will resume responsibility for your care.
You will receive a separate bill for your hospitalist services. If you have questions about your hospitalist bill, you can call 1-888-952-6772 to speak to someone directly.
What are the advantages to having a Hospitalist?
- Hospitalists are in the hospital all day.
Hospitalists work exclusively in the hospital, rather than dividing time between a practice office and the hospital, so you can be seen more than once a day, if needed. Your test results can be monitored closely and your treatment adjusted throughout the day as necessary.
- Hospitalists answer your family's questions.
Hospitalists are on-site to provide answers in-person whenever possible. During critical and stressful moments, your questions and your family's questions can be answered in a timely and considerate manner.
- Hospitalists allow your primary care provider to have more office time for you.
Because hospitalists are in the hospital all day, your primary care provider can be with you in the office with fewer delays and disruptions. Your primary care provider will be able to devote more time to keeping you and your family healthy. At the same time, our hospitalists are more available to care for you during your hospitalization.