At Cone Health, our hospitalists—doctors who specialize in caring for patients exclusively in a hospital setting—give our patients the full attention they deserve. All of our Triad hospitalists are board certified in either internal or family medicine.
- Are available on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Coordinate your care as needed with specialists in the fields of cardiology, oncology, nephrology, pulmonology, gastroenterology and surgery.
- Want to be partners in your care: During your stay, our hospitalists will talk with you about your test results, specialists' opinions, future testing, treatment options and other concerns.
- Partner with your primary care doctor: All the information about your hospital stay is sent to your primary care doctor beginning when you are admitted and, as necessary, throughout your hospital stay. Because our hospitalists take care of you in the hospital, your primary care doctor can give uninterrupted attention to office patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who do hospitalists care for?
- Patients with a local primary care doctor.
- Patients who do not have a primary care doctor.
- Patients who live outside the local area.
What do we know about you as a patient?
- We will obtain your past medical history from your primary care doctor, as available.
- We will review any past admissions to the hospital, any information obtained in the emergency department, and information collected from you and your family.
- We will use this information to provide you with the best possible medical care.
- At discharge, we will send a summary of your hospital stay to your primary care doctor.
Who will you see in follow-up appointments?
At the time of discharge, we will arrange a follow-up appointment with your primary care doctor and/or your specialist, if needed. If you don't have a primary care doctor, we will refer you to one and provide information about your hospital stay. Ongoing medical care is necessary to keep you healthy. If you don't have a primary care doctor, it is crucial that you establish a relationship with one.
How do you contact your hospitalist while you are in the hospital?
We will see you at least once a day. If you have questions, ask the nurse to have us paged.
How do I learn more about the Cone Health Hospitalist Program?
For more information, call (336) 832-4380 or email us