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WellSpan Hospitalists

WellSpan Hospitalists

WellSpan Hospitalists
147 Gettys St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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WellSpan Hospitalists

WellSpan Hospitalists
1001 S. George St.
6th Floor
York, PA 17403
(717) 851-4005
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WellSpan Hospitalists

What is a hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for patients in the hospital. These doctors usually do not have an outpatient office practice. They represent your family doctor while you are hospitalized. A hospitalist is an expert with the diagnosis and treatment of the serious problems faced in the hospital. Most hospitalists are general internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians or pediatricians. Some hospitalists are trained as specialists in pulmonary/critical care medicine, cardiology, or other subspecialties.

The WellSpan Hospitalists serve patients at WellSpan Gettysburg and WellSpan York Hospitals. They are members of the WellSpan Medical Group. They provide inpatient care coverage for over 60 of the local primary care physicians in the York-Adams region. All of the care providers of the WellSpan Hospitalists are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Why have hospitalists?

Most leading hospitals across the nation now benefit from hospitalist physicians. Here are some of the advantages:

  • Better access: Hospitalists at WellSpan Gettysburg and WellSpan York Hospital are available 24/7 to provide dedicated, prompt, efficient care when you need it.

  • Coordination: Hospitalists know every specialist and department in the hospital. They direct your evaluation and treatment with the assistance of other specialist physicians, nurses and ancillary staff. Hospitalists assist you through a smooth and speedy recovery process by following up on tests and adjusting your treatment regimen throughout the day based on those test results.

  • Quality: Hospitalists are solely dedicated to the care of hospitalized patients. They participate in performance improvement and quality programs within the hospital striving to provide the most up to date and effective hospital care available.

How does the hospitalist know about me?

Hospitalists talk to primary care physicians on a frequent basis. At the time of your admission to the hospital, your primary care physician calls the hospitalist and informs him or her of your condition and send over records to provide as much information as possible about your illness. During the course of your hospitalization, your hospitalist and primary care physician may talk further regarding your treatment. And at discharge your hospitalist will communicate with your primary care physician to discuss your further treatment needs, help arrange follow-up, and prescribe the necessary medications, and he or she will send your hospital records to your primary care physician.

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This search will provide you with WellSpan Medical Group and Northern Lancaster County (Ephrata) Medical Group primary care physicians and specialists. If we don’t have a WellSpan Medical Group physician to meet your criteria, the search will expand to include community physicians who partner with WellSpan Medical Group physicians through the WellSpan Provider Network or provide care to patients on the Medical Staffs of WellSpan’s Hospitals.

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