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For patients that need hospitalization, Premier Medical Associates has an experienced team of hospitalists providing 24/7 care. This temporary handoff from our primary care doctors to the hospitalist team is an innovative advancement in healthcare. Our hospitalists provide greater communication to patients and their family members, and actively communicate with primary care and specialists during an inpatient stay. They also have ready access to the patients’ “live” electronic health record, giving them instant access to a patient’s condition, recent test results, and progress across the entire day.
Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Our program gives patients a higher standard of care, which often results in shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions. Our hospitalists see patients at UPMC East and Forbes Hospital.
A hospitalist is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists who have chosen to practice in hospital settings as opposed to traditional medical offices.
“Hospital medicine” is simply the term for the care of hospitalized patients. Many hospitalized patients have complex, specialized needs, and hospital medicine is designed to deliver the specialized, coordinated treatment they need.
With most primary care physicians fully dedicated to practicing in their office, hospital medicine evolved out of the need to coordinate and facilitate patient care for the entire length of a hospital stay. Hospitalists are able to visit their patients more than once a day to ensure that their treatment plan is being carried out correctly, and explain test results to patients and their family members. They may also consult with other doctors who are participating in the patient’s care, and quickly order follow-up tests.
There a many advantages to having a hospitalist team, including:
Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Our experienced team of hospitalists cares for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing support during a “temporary” handoff from our primary care doctors to our hospitalist team. Our program provides patients a higher standard of care, which often results in shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions.
Our hospitalists see patients at UPMC East and Forbes Hospital.