We found 15 hospitalists near Sumter, SC.

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Michael Chance Hammer D.O.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-774-8183
Clinical Interests: hospital care
Dr. Emmanuel Awuku Yirenkyi MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Clinical Interests: hospital care
Longinus Agor
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-774-8183
Dr. Sidney F. Rhoades MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-774-8183
Sandra Jo Hoffmann MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: Sumter, SC
Joseph Borromeo Villanueva M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 649 W Wesmark Boulevard, Sumter, SC 29150
Oliver Pierre Harden M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-774-8183
Aaron Samuel Provisor M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-774-8183
Dr. Onyinye Ugboaja MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Chaye Hertzel MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Dr. Rachel Ash Bernal MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-774-5217
Bhisit Changcharoen M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-774-8183
Dr. Suwarat Wongjittraporn MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Guy R. Bibeau M.D.
Specializes in Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Ornusa Teerasukjinda M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
Address: 129 N Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150
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What is Hospital Medicine?

The specialty of hospital medicine emerged in the 1990s in response to a changing healthcare environment. Hospitals and insurance companies were trying to lower costs, and at the same time physicians were beginning to push back against the extremely long work hours they traditionally kept. Instead of paying every physician to be on-call all hours of the day for their patients at hospitals around the community, a service that was rarely used anyway, hospitals began to hire their own physicians and specialists to work exclusively at each building. These healthcare professionals treat patients on-site, providing care exclusively within their own hospital. Today, healthcare providers can specialize in hospital medicine, a specialty that focuses on the safety of patients as well as efficient management of hospital resources.

Hospital medicine is the name of the specialty, and it encompasses all providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Doctors who specialize in hospital medicine are sometimes called hospitalists. Hospitalists usually specialize in a specific medical field, for example OB/GYN, neurology, psychology, or pediatrics. An OB/GYN hospitalist, for example, offers women's health care at a hospital. A pediatric hospitalist treats children at a hospital.

Hospital medicine offers many advantages not only for hospitals, but for patients and general physicians as well. It means there will always be a trained physician, awake and ready, at the hospital when needed. It increases teamwork and communication between the staff at a hospital if they work together daily and know each other well. It relieves pressure on other physicians who may have a demanding caseload in their office during the day or who work in rural areas far from the nearest hospital. As the use of complex medical technology increases, hospitalists become familiar with the systems in each building and can use it more effectively, increasing hospital safety and productivity.
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