At Crossing Rivers Health, we’re pleased to offer the expertise and companion of Inpatient Specialists to our patients. Our specialists are committed to providing each patient with the quality care they expect and deserve during their hospital stay.
What is an Inpatient Specialist?
Inpatient specialists are physicians specifically trained in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. They manage and coordinate inpatient care, and coordinate with the patient's primary care provider when necessary.
Inpatient Specialists work closely with a patient’s own primary care physician while a patient is in the hospital from admission to discharge. They perform examinations, make diagnoses, order tests and treatments, prescribe medications, develop aftercare plans and oversee the patient’s general hospital care.
Your Inpatient Specialist has access to your medical history and records. They work with every specialist and department in the hospital which makes for fast consultations and referrals.
In emergency situations, your Inpatient Specialist is on-site and ready to care for your needs.
A copy of your admission physical exam will be sent to your primary physician. When you are ready to be discharged from the hospital, the Inpatient Specialist will release your medical records back to the care of your primary physician.
If you do not have a primary physician, your Inpatient Specialist will help you with a referral.