We all know primary physicians are busy, and that's why St. Alexius is teaming up with the University of North Dakota to offer a hospitalist fellowship program that's one of kind.
The program is geared to help lighten the load for primary doctors. I spoke with hopitalists at St. A's earlier today, and they say it's been a good experience so far.
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If you're a patient in a hospital. It's late at night and you need medical care from your doctor, but, what happens when they're not available? Well, that's why hospitals, like St. Alexius have hospitalists.
Hospitalists are primary care physicians that specialize in taking care of in-patient patients that are hospitalized because they have a unique set of medical care needs," says Dr. Hyder.
Now, St. A's is offering a hospitalist fellowship program for Internal Medicine or Family Practice doctors who are looking for more training after their residency. It's the only program in the region.
"It provides them with one more year of additional experience, education and training so they are more confident and competent in taking care of in-patient care needs," says Hyder.
And speaking of physicians, those who have been through this program say it's been pretty rigorous, but it's all about getting the experience.
"The fellow usually ends up seeing eight to ten patients on a busy day. And we are in charge of rounding on those patients, and then writing progress notes everyday and then doing new admissions and discharges," says Dr. Kim.
And if you're worried about receiving the same care from a hospitalist that you would from your primary physician, don't. The name of the game here is communication. And because hositalists are on hand 24/7, doctors say, it's making everyone happy.
"It improves patient and family satisfaction, it improves nurse satisfaction, because now, nurses don't have to page and wait for a physician to come and round and see the patient," says Hyder.
It's a program that's making hospitals more efficient and more important, improving patient care.
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