The physicians who care for you while you are in the hospital are known as hospitalists.
If your primary care physician is a Milford Regional Physician Group doctor, a hospitalist will care for you during your stay at Milford Regional Medical Center. The hospitalist does not replace your primary care physician, but instead works closely with him or her to coordinate your care. The hospitalist can make on-the-spot decisions about patient care, follow up on test results and modify your treatment plan immediately, if necessary. They provide continuity of care, and can answer questions and provide emotional support to you and your family.
Your primary care physician will always know what is being done to care for you. The hospitalist will continually update your doctor about your treatment plan and your progress. Once you are discharged from the hospital, you will return to your PCP for your medical care.