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A hospitalist, also known as an inpatient medicine specialist, is a physician who treats exclusively patients who are hospitalized. These physicians have no patient-care responsibilities beyond the hospital, which enables them to focus on you and your illness while you are hospitalized.

To expedite diagnosis and care as quickly as possible, many physicians use hospitalists when their patients visit emergency rooms or are admitted to the hospital. If your primary care doctor has chosen to use T.J. Samson's hospitalists for your inpatient care, be assured our hospitalists will be in constant communication with your family physician about your care and progress.

Because they work in the hospital full time, hospitalists are familiar with the staff and well-versed in hospital procedures. This experience helps them coordinate hospital systems, improve quality, and control costs for you. They also help shorten your hospital stay and reduce the need for readmission.