Hospitalists

What is a Hospitalist?

Hospital-medicine doctors’, or a hospitalist’s, role in hospitals is to manage the care of the patient while the patient is in the hospital. Full-time hospitalists generally do not have private practices and do not continue to care for patients once they are discharged from the hospital. There are about 30,000 hospitalist physicians working in United States hospitals. Hospitalists manage the acute care of patients while patients are in the hospital in about 70 percent of all U.S. hospitals. Most hospitalists are internal-medicine physicians who are acute, primary-care specialists.

Read more about your hospitalist team here.

Purpose

Hospitalists manage the acute care of patients within the hospital. In doing so, hospitalists facilitate and expedite the care of patients within the hospital setting. Hospitalists ensure patients’ needs are met in a timely manner. Because hospitalists are on duty and on hospital premises 24 hours a day, they are fully available to patients from admission to discharge. Because the hospitalist is on site, medical complications are reduced, length of stay is reduced, and the cost of providing care is reduced.

How it Works at Lodi Memorial Hospital

Physicians serving as hospitalists manage the care of all unassigned patients who are admitted through the hospital’s emergency department. They may also manage the care of patients whose regular doctors have asked the hospitalist to manage the care of their patients while their patients are in the hospital.

How to Reach the Lodi Memorial Hospital Hospitalist

The hospitalist physician has an office in the hospital’s main facility and can be reached by calling 209-339-7639.

Billing

Patients who have been hospitalized and received hospitalist care will receive a bill from TeamHealth, the hospitalist medical group. This is in addition to the hospital bill.

Hospitalist Physicians:


Aung, Ye MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Board, David MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist, Radiology

Felber, Rod DO View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Hendrickson, Timothy MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Hlaing, Min MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Law, Jeremy MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Li, Nanying MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Minn, Htay MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Multani, Kuljeet MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Nguyen, Bao MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Quach, Truong MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Qureshi, Muhammed MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Savage, Kelly DO View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Shi, Beien MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Shye, Michael MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Tran, Aaron MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

Vatanparast, Roham MD View Profile
Specialties: Hospitalist

For more information about hospitalist physicians, visit the Society of Hospital Medicine.