If you or someone you know has recently been hospitalized, you may have been seen by a hospitalist. Hospitalists are specialists in inpatient medicine who care only for patients in the hospital. A hospitalist typically spends most of his or her workday in the hospital and is more readily available to patients than physicians who are seeing patients in their office. They have no other responsibilities outside of the hospital, enabling them to focus exclusively on care for the hospitalized or acutely ill patient.Southland MD
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hospitalists consulting with patients

Southland MD is the hospitalist group that sees patients at Crisp Regional Hospital, beginning Friday afternoons at 2 p.m. until Monday mornings at 7 a.m. Your personal physician makes a referral to a hospitalist and arranges for care while you are in the hospital. Our hospitalists will direct your care, answer questions and coordinate discharge plans. They work with your physician to obtain important medical history and discuss treatment plans, if necessary. Upon discharge, your physician will receive a complete hospitalization summary, test results and follow-up information.

Most hospitalists are board-certified in internal medicine (internists) or family medicine. Some are medical subspecialists who have opted to focus on inpatient hospital work, such as intensive care physicians (intensivists), lung doctors (pulmonologists) or kidney doctors (nephrologists).


Meet Our Team

The hospitalist team at Crisp Regional includes physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.