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When you are admitted to Novant Health Matthews Medical Center for a single night or a longer stay, you are here on an “inpatient” basis. This allows our team of medical professionals to provide you with the treatment needed for a wide range of medical conditions or follow-up care after surgery.
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When you are receiving inpatient care at our facility, it will often be administered by specialists known as hospitalists. These hospital-based doctors have an increased level of experience and training to assure you are well cared for during your stay.
What is a hospitalist?
A hospitalist is an internal medicine doctor who specializes in caring hospitalized patients. Typically, your family doctor will have a hospitalist care for you while you are receiving inpatient treatment. Once treatment is complete, the hospitalist will help you transition back to your family doctor.
If you do not have a primary care physician, the hospitalist can care for you during your stay. Once you are discharged from the hospital, the hospitalist can refer you to a primary care physician for further treatments.
Our hospitalists serve you in a variety of ways, including:
Assessing and treating your medical condition throughout your stay
Coordinating your hospital care including diagnostic tests such as x-rays, blood tests or other procedures
Arranging specialty care including therapy or consults with other specialists
Transitioning your medical care back to your primary care physician who will resume responsibility after discharge
For more information about our inpatient services, call 704-384-6500.