Hospitalist Care

Expert care while you’re in the hospital

Expert Hospitalist Care, Close to Home

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton’s hospitalists will care for you during your hospital stay. These specialists are board-certified doctors trained in internal medicine or family practice.  

Your hospitalist at BID Milton has specialized knowledge in managing a wide range of medical conditions. They provide high-quality care while you’re in the hospital.  

How Hospitalist Care Works

Why do some doctors choose hospitalists to care for their hospitalized patients?

The use of hospitalists has become increasingly common in many hospitals. Studies have shown that hospitalists provide people in the hospital with high quality care while allowing primary care providers (PCPs) to concentrate on patients visiting their practices. Studies also have shown that, in general, both patients and PCPs are very satisfied with care provided by hospitalists.

Other benefits of hospitalist care include:

  • Immediate response if you have an emergency during your hospital stay.
  • Providing patients with immediate access to a doctor throughout the day.
  • Quick follow-up on your progress and test results.
  • Routine communication with you and your family.
  • Timely discharge.
How does the hospitalist system work?

Your hospitalist team will direct your care and see you daily during your hospital stay. Your hospitalist may ask other physician specialists to see you as well. Your hospitalist works closely with your entire team of care providers. This includes nurses, social workers, dietitians, respiratory therapists and pharmacists.

Your hospitalist will arrange for any services or prescriptions that you may need when you leave the hospital. After you’re discharged, your PCP will take back over your care and arrange any further care or services you need.

How will the hospitalist communicate with your PCP?

Hospitalists work closely with your PCP in many ways:

  • At the time of admission, the hospitalist and/or Emergency Department physician will inform your PCP of your admission and get additional information about your history and medications.
  • At the time of discharge, the hospitalist again will contact your PCP with an update on your hospital treatment and recommendations for follow-up care.
  • The hospital will mail a written summary of your hospital stay to your PCP.
  • Your hospital care team will provide contact information for reaching BID Milton Hospitalist Services physicians at the time of your hospital discharge.
Our Case Management Services

BID Milton provides Case Management services to patients in our Emergency Department (ED) and on the inpatient units. We offer this care through specially trained registered nurses who are members of the Case Management department.

These nurses collaborate with you, your family, the patient care team, health insurer and health care providers in the community to develop an individualized discharge plan.

The goal is to develop a plan that addresses each patient’s individual needs. Our compassionate team is committed to supporting patients in receiving the highest quality care in the most appropriate setting after being discharged from the hospital.

For more information, call the Case Management department at 617-696-4600, ext. 1128.

Conditions We Treat

Our experienced hospitalists treat the full range of health conditions you could be facing while in the hospital. Below are some of the medical conditions we most commonly treat for patients in the hospital.
  • Anemia
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Infections

Services & Specialties

While you’re in the hospital, you may be seen by several doctors and other providers who work together to provide you with the best care possible. Depending on your situation, one or more of the following specialties may work with a hospitalist to provide your care.