Hospitalists are medical doctors who specialize in hospital care, providing treatment in place of a primary care physician. They usually are general internists, family medicine doctors, pulmonologists, or other specialists.
Currently, there is no board certification for hospitalists other than certification in an initial specialty area.
Last Revised: August 20, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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