- To receive the best care while you are in the hospital, you may see several doctors. The hospitalist is your "attending physician" and in charge of your care. Because there are several hospitalists working at each hospital, you may see a different face depending on the day or shift, but your care will be consistent.
- Other doctors may be part of your care team as well. Sometimes specialists consult on certain conditions or run tests. In addition, your care may involve a team of physicians-in-training (residents) led by the hospitalist. At times, the team may also include a medical student.
- If you are unsure who your attending physician is (the doctor in charge of your overall care), don't hesitate to ask your nurse or any doctor who comes to see you.
- Your primary doctor will be notified when you are admitted to the hospital and if there is any significant change in your condition. When you go home from the hospital, your primary doctor will receive a summary of your diagnoses, test results and medications.
- If you don't have a primary care doctor, call CFIM Referral Service at 407-647-2346 to find a doctor who is right for you.
- Since all your hospitalists work for CFIM, you will receive a bill for their services from CFIM.
- Your hospitalist will be available to you, your family and your primary doctor during business hours to answer any questions about your care. Call 407-647-2346, option #2 to be put in touch with the right person to help you.
- A team member will be available at all times in case of emergency or to answer any questions.
- Transitional Care Services - 321-397-2700
- Home Health Care - 407-647-3304
WHAT OUR PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY
Dr. Chawla took the time to explain things to me and show real concern for me as a person, by sitting down next to me, answering my questions and always making sure that I understood his plan and the reasons for the plans being made.
Dr. Paff’s demeanor always puts me at ease! He’s upfront, jolly, answers questions and doesn’t leave you guessing anything!
Even though Dr. Lozano told me what I really didn’t want to hear, the way he talked with me was very compassionate and caring; he chose his words carefully, he listened to me, and reasoned with me in a way that showed he truly cared for me as a person, which gave me the faith in him, to follow his instructions.
Dr. Abreu showed genuine concern – she wasn’t there to just “Band-Aid things”, she took every step necessary to understand my needs and meet them. She was very compassionate, taking time to talk with me and explain everything I needed to understand.