Since your primary care physician no longer has to spend time on the road traveling to and from the hospital and rounding on hospitalized patients, he or she is able to open more clinic hours to care for patients and can focus on preventive and maintenance medicine in his or her office.
Our hospitalists strive for excellent communication with our primary care physicians; we work together to ensure that the best possible care is delivered to the patient. Your primary care physician will have full access to all of your medical records from your hospital stay.
Please click the link below to read an article by North Kansas City Hospital about Hospitalist Medicine (the May/June 2014 Community Newsletter)
Once you are discharged from the hospital, you should follow up with your primary care physician within 1 week. It is essential that you keep your follow up appointment.
Your primary care physician will resume management of your medical care once you are discharged from the hospital.
If you need disability forms, return to work forms, FMLA forms, or other similar forms completed, please contact your primary care physician's office and they should be be able to assist you with completing these forms.
If you require pre-authorization for any of your prescriptions or need a refill on any prescription, please contact your primary care physician's office for their assistance. Once you leave the hospital, you should always contact your primary care physician for questions related to your medical care.
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