Patient Care

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine hospitalists are board-certified physicians who specialize in the general care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital medicine.

Think of your hospitalist as the "quarterback." They are highly trained, with expertise in coordinating and directing treatment while you are in the hospital. They analyze test results, order follow-up tests, handle communication between different doctors and serve as the point person for questions and updates related to your health.

Your hospitalist will map out a comprehensive plan of care, communicating directly with your primary care physician throughout your stay to discuss past health history and any new findings. You can count on your hospitalist to check in with you regularly to provide updates and answer any questions you have.

A hospital stay can leave patients feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and agitated. Our hospitalists will develop a close relationship with you and your family while you are being treated in the hospital and ensure your comfort and care for the duration of your stay. Upon discharge, the hospitalists will communicate with you and your family on any follow-up requirements. It's the main job of the hospitalist to stay up-to-date on your condition and you can rest assured they'll be communicating with you the entire time.

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