Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of the hospitalized patient. As the lead provider of your health care team, your hospitalist will manage the medical team; coordinate the services you need; make sure you see the proper specialists at the right time; keep the doctors and others up-to-date; and stay in touch with your primary care physician. As an expert in hospital care, a hospitalist is the ideal person to manage your treatment from the moment you are admitted until you are discharged. All hospitalists at St. Anthony's are board-certified in internal medicine.
Your Hospitalist is in contact with your primary doctor throughout your hospital stay, keeping him or her current regarding your care and needs. As a result, your primary doctor may not need to see you in the hospital, although he or she may certainly visit you if time allows.
When it is time for you to be discharged, your hospitalist will be in touch with your primary doctor to inform him or her of any additional treatment; help arrange appropriate follow-up care; and prescribe medications. Then, the hospitalist will discuss discharge medications and follow-up with you and your family.
We pursue our mission - to provide the best care to every patient, every day - by working hard to ensure that our clinical practices are true centers of excellence, staffed by highly-skilled providers and supported by state-of-the-art medicine and technology.
St. Anthony's Medical Center Hospitalist Service
Munier El-Beck, MD - Medical Director
Jennifer McBride-Hobbs, BSN, RN - Nurse Manager
If you have questions about a St. Anthony's Hospitalist, please speak with your primary doctor, nurse, or call our office at 314-525-1328.