Our Approach

At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, our Hospitalists are committed to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients and their families. Whether they are explaining a medical procedure, providing updates on a patient’s condition or planning for appropriate care after discharge home, our Hospitalists are dedicated to ensuring that our patients are comfortable and receive very good care while in our hospitals.

What is a Hospitalist?

Hospitalists can be Internal Medicine or Family Medicine physicians and have training in other medical specialties such as Cardiology and Intensive Care. They assume the primary responsibility of efficiently managing the process of inpatient care for medical and surgical patient’s from the time of hospital admission to the time of their discharge home.

Hospitalists do not replace the patient’s Primary Care physician, surgeon or any other specialist, but in fact work closely with them to provide total case management for the entire period of the patient’s hospital stay.

  • After leaving the hospital, should I schedule a follow-up visit with the Hospitalist?
  • I was admitted to the hospital and treated by a Hospitalist and I’m supposed to schedule a follow-up visit with my Primary Care physician, but I don’t have one. What should I do?
  • Will the Hospitalist be my new Primary Care physician?