September 19, 2013: CCMH Health Connect Blog,
Welcome Dr. Koduri
The CCH hospitalist program was created in 2008 to provide patients with
immediate, round-the-clock access to a healthcare provider who works exclusively
in the hospital. Instead of specializing in caring for a specific disease
such as a cardiologist or oncologist does, a hospitalist is trained to
take care of you during your entire hospital stay. Hospitalists work closely
with other key people in the hospital, such as nurses, pharmacists, discharge
planners and clergy.
- Hospitalist medicine is the fastest growing medical specialty in the U.S.
- CCH has 11 hospitalists who care for both adult and pediatric patients.
- Today – there are over 52,000 practicing hospitalists.
How does the hospitalist know about me?
The hospitalist uses the medical record to review your medical history.
They can also communicate with your primary care physician or clinic to
request any information they feel is important in taking care of you while
in the hospital.
What happens if I need a specialist?
Because hospitalists are available 24/7 and they know every specialist
and department in the hospital, they will be sure to get you the specialized
care you need.
What happens after I am discharged?
Patients return to their established primary care provider for follow-up
care. If you do not have a primary care provider, we can help you find one.