The Role Of A Hospitalist

Dr. Andres Soto, Chief of Hospital Medicine with Baptist Health South Florida, explains a hospitalist is a doctor who is specialized in the care of acutely ill patients in the hospital. "We do not have an office, we expand all of our time and expertise in the care of patients in the hospital." He says in a hospital they need a hospitalist, because as healthcare becomes more complex, and patients are sicker, you need the expertise of different specialties, "You need somebody who takes care of the patients as a whole."

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