Hospitalists at Baptist Health are dedicated to providing you with high-quality, timely and efficient care throughout your stay. Our team consists of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who specialize in caring for hospitalized patients.
- Hospitalists — Hospitalists are physicians who practice exclusively at the hospital, focusing on you as a hospitalized patient. Their primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital medicine.
- Physician Assistants — Physician assistants are health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. Upon completing a Master’s Degree, PA’s deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services including physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications.
- Nurse Practitioners — A Nurse practitioner is an Advance Practice Nurse who has completed graduate-level education (either a Master’s or Doctoral degree) after completing the Registered Nurse training. NP’s conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medication.
If you are under the care of a Hospitalist while at Baptist Health, you will see one of our physicians for your admission assessment and the initiation of your plan of care. One of the members of the team will see you daily to communicate your progress and any changes to your plan of care. Specialists will be consulted if the need arises and incorporated into your healthcare team in order to provide you with the best results possible.
If you have any questions regarding Hospitalists, please contact the Hospitalist Coordinator Brandi Barnes, RN, at 825.5646