Our Hospital Medicine Program
Rutland Regional Medical Center is one of many medical centers now using hospital medicine specialists to care for patients in the event of a hospital stay. The hospital medicine specialist is a physician who specializes in patient care in a hospital setting.
Most hospital medicine specialists at Rutland are board-certified in the following specialties:
- General Internal Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Other Specialties
Our hospital medicine specialists work closely as a team, so you may see more than one during your stay. The hospital medicine program will be the primary care team, and will:
- Manage All Hospital Care
- Consult with Specialists
- Monitor your Progress
- Keep You, Your Family & Your Primary Care Physician (PCP) up-to-date
Benefits of Being Cared for by a Hospital Medicine Specialist
Rutland Regional hospital medicine specialists work only in the hospital and are on-site day and night – making them readily available to respond quickly to emergencies or problems. They know every specialist and department in the hospital, so this allows them better coordination of inpatient care, follow-up on tests and treatment adjustments.
Working Together for Patients
Our hospital medicine specialists and primary care physicians work together, keeping close contact to make sure patients get the best possible care.
- Once admitted, your PCP is contacted in order to bring the hospital medicine team up-to-date on your condition and medical history.
- The hospital medicine team informs your PCP about any major findings or changes throughout your stay.
- After you leave the hospital, you will return to your PCP for follow-up care.
- The hospital medicine team will send your PCP a report of hospital diagnoses, treatments, and medications.
- The hospital medicine team may prescribe medication you need to take after discharge; your PCP will refill these medications when necessary.