Hospitalist Management Group

Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Hospitalist? What is hospital medicine?
How do patients benefit from a hospitalist's care?
Do hospitalists replace my Primary Care Physician? What benefit is there to having a hospitalist?
Does the use of a hospitalist save money?
How will I be billed for services rendered by my hospitalist?

REDUCING STRESS

We recognize that a stay in the hospital can be an incredibly stressful time for any individual and therefore we strive to do everything in our power to help reduce any unnecessary anxiety in our patients. In order to do so, we’ve compiled a list of helpful suggestions to help you help us make your stay as worry-free as possible.
1

Ask Questions

No matter if you are unfamiliar with the details of your specific illness, process or risks associated with a procedure, or the plan for your care in any given day, please feel free to ask your hospitalist provider. Beyond our ability to discuss details with you in person, we can also supply you with brochures, websites, and various resources to help give you the knowledge you need to both ease your stress and help you make informed decisions.

2

Request a health advocate

Although it is important to be able to participate in the decisions made about your treatment as much as possible, having a support system behind you to help make those tough decisions can make all the difference in the world. A close friend or family member to stand by you can both ease your feelings of anxiety and can also give you perspective you may not otherwise see on your own.

3

Participate in your recovery

Taking an active role in your own recovery is vital to your success. When you follow the instructions given to you by your provider while in the hospital, instructions such as sitting up and trying to walk, you help give your physician vital insight into your progress which can contribute to a timely discharge. Also, by following your discharge orders regarding medications, treatments and appointments, you help ensure you stay on the path to full recovery.