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Is a hospitalist a different medical specialty?
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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and No.
While many doctors of internal medicine and some family practice physicians have worked as hospitalists for years, there is as of 2010 a board certification that sets us apart as hospitalists with focused practice in hospital medicine.
(abim) we as professional hospitalists work toward improving care both in the hospital, but also the "transition" of care and quality and processes in the hospital.

In brief: Yes and No.
While many doctors of internal medicine and some family practice physicians have worked as hospitalists for years, there is as of 2010 a board certification that sets us apart as hospitalists with focused practice in hospital medicine.
(abim) we as professional hospitalists work toward improving care both in the hospital, but also the "transition" of care and quality and processes in the hospital.
Dr. Gena Kluwe
Dr. Gena Kluwe
Thank
Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Hospitalist
Hospitalists are specialized physicians who take care of inpatients.
They may be internists for internal medicine patients, pediatrist for children and surgeons for surgical patients? They coordinate the care and upon discharge they contact the primary care physician and update the details. Not much of a difference. It is tending to be a different speciality.

In brief: Hospitalist
Hospitalists are specialized physicians who take care of inpatients.
They may be internists for internal medicine patients, pediatrist for children and surgeons for surgical patients? They coordinate the care and upon discharge they contact the primary care physician and update the details. Not much of a difference. It is tending to be a different speciality.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
Thank
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