At St. Luke’s, we’re committed to bringing you the best healthcare, and our Hospitalist Program is another service we provide to ensure your experience is top-notch. A Hospitalist, or acute care physician, is there for the patient from the time of admission until discharge, managing the entire inpatient care process.
By working with you from admission, Hospitalists can better determine when tests should be run, promptly interpret test results and personally check on you more frequently. By directing the patient care process, the Hospitalist can coordinate a more timely and efficient
hospital experience, often including earlier
discharge from the hospital.
How Does a Hospitalist Work with My Physician?
Primary care physicians have the option to refer their patient to a Hospitalist for their hospital stay. While managing your inpatient care, the Hospitalist will keep in close contact with your primary care physician. Upon discharge from the hospital, the Hospitalist will contact your primary care physician with a highly detailed report on your hospital stay. After discharge, your primary care physician will resume responsibility of your care.
About St. Luke’s Hospitalists
Each of our Hospitalists is board-certified in Internal Medicine, offering you the knowledge of a highly experienced team of doctors. Our dedicated Hospitalists are available to care for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
St. Luke’s Hospitalists include:
- Dr. Chakri Pureti, Medical Director of St. Luke’s Hospitalist Program
- Dr. Moh’d Azzam
- Dr. Jolynn Bugbee
- Dr. David Daniels
- Dr. Steven Hart