Hospitalist Program at Wadley Regional Medical Center
When admitted to Wadley Regional Medical Center, you may be cared for by our hospitalists during your stay. Our Hospitalist Program at Wadley is dedicated to providing an uncompromising level of excellence in patient medical care while demonstrating compassion, teamwork and patient-centered service. This information is designed to introduce you to the Hospitalist Program at Wadley.
What is a Hospitalist?
A Hospitalist is a physician who cares for you while in the hospital. They manage all aspects of your treatment from the time you are admitted until the time you are discharged. They work with your primary care provider, surgeon, specialists, nurses and other medical professionals in managing your care while in the hospital. If you have a primary care provider, they have referred you to the Hospitalist Program while a patient in Wadley.
Members of the Wadley Hospitalist Program are board-certified in internal medicine, family medicine and/or other specialties. Our hospitalists are highly qualified and dedicated physicians. They work as a team, so you may see more than one of them during your stay. They will…
- Communicate with your primary care provider and give updates on any significant changes in your condition.
- Send a note to your doctor of your admission.
- Make arrangements for your discharge and prescribe your home medications.
- Send a summary report to your primary care provider.
- Schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care provider.
What are the advantages of being cared for by a Hospitalist?
- Hospitalists are physically in the hospital during the day and available after hours.
- Hospitalists are easily accessible in emergencies and when questions or concerns arise.
- They are very familiar with the hospital procedures and processes, which allows them to function more efficiently.
- Knowing their hospitalized patients are under expert care, primary care providers are able to spend more uninterrupted time caring for you in their office.
When will I see my primary care provider?
A follow-up appointment will be made for you to see your primary care provider upon discharge. If you are discharged on the weekend, you may be asked to make the appointment when the office is open. Information will be forwarded to your primary care provider on your care while in the hospital, discharge instructions and medicines prescribed upon discharge. If you do not have a primary care provider, it is important that you establish a relationship with a one. A list can be provided to you.
Will I receive a separate bill for the hospitalist services?
Yes. The billing process for hospitalist care is similar to being billed by your primary care physician for a hospital visit. If you have any questions, there will be a number on the bill you receive.
Quality and compassionate hospital care from people you know and trust!
Being in the hospital is never fun. But rest assured when you are admitted to Wadley Regional Medical Center, the group of Hospitalists that will take care of you has a vested interest in your well-being. Associated with Collom & Carney Clinic, the Wadley Hospitalist group is comprised of local physicians with a common goal. A goal to get you back on your feet and back to a normal life.
For More Information
If you have questions about the hospitalist program or need more information, ask your nurse to contact the hospitalist on-call. The nursing director of the program can be reached at 903-798-8757, Monday – Friday from 8 am-5pm.