Physicians at TriStar Horizon
If you or a loved one is admitted to our hospital in Dickson, the physician who cares for you will be a hospitalist. Hospitalists are physicians responsible for managing patient care and treatment on a daily basis from the time a patient is admitted to the hospital until they are discharged. Hospitalist physicians are specially trained to meet your needs in the hospital. They spend their days in the hospital so any urgent needs can be addressed in a timely fashion.
What is a Hospitalist?
Unlike your family doctor, hospitalists do not see patients in a clinic, instead choosing to devote themselves to seeing patients in the hospital full time. If you're in the hospital, your care or discharge won't be delayed waiting for the physician to come to the hospital and you don't have to worry about a delayed office appointment because your physician is at the hospital to see a patient.
What to Expect from Hospitalists
Our hospitalist team helps patients have consistent care at the office and the hospital. All of the hospitalists at TriStar Horizon are board certified in Internal Medicine. Because they work as a team, you may see more than one during your hospital stay. They are happy to answer your questions regarding your plan of care.
While in the hospital, you may ask your nurse to contact the hospitalist 24 hours-a-day for any issues. After discharge, you should contact your primary care physician or the physician recommended to you by the hospitalist.