An Internal Medicine Specialist Caring for Hospitalized Patients
Dr. Michael Shirley provides general medical care to patients during their hospital stay. He is a board-certified internal medicine specialist and cares for patients in a role similar to having a primary care physician in a hospital. Dr. Shirley coordinates his patients’ care with their primary care providers and other specialists to make sure they’re getting the best care possible.
His services include:
- Obtaining a patient’s medical history
- Performing physical exams
- Ordering and interpreting lab and diagnostic tests
- Prescribing medications
- Treating common illnesses
- Providing health education and counseling
Dr. Shirley also serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.
- Hospital Medicine
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