What is a hospitalist?
A hospitalist is a fully qualified medical doctor employed by a hospital to treat patients while they are hospitalized. These may be patients without a primary care physician or patients whose
primary care doctors have agreed that their care be assigned to a hospitalist.
Hospitalists copy reports and diagnoses to your primary care physician and consult with them by phone, fax or e-mail as needed to determine the most appropriate care for you.
Hospitalist physicians are on site 24/7.
- The hospitalist service accepts direct admissions, transfers and patients requiring the consulting services of an internist.
- Upon discharge, patients are referred to their primary care physician for continued care.
- Patient and referring physician satisfaction surveys are conducted quarterly to improve our service.
The Hospitalist Team
Our team consists of ten physicians, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant and two nurse directors. The nurse directors coordinate and manage daily operations, provide case management and coordination of services and support the communication continuum and billing process.
- Stephen Epperson, M.D. Hospitalist
- Morgan Moncada, M.D. Hospitalist
- Janet Meckley, M.D. Hospitalist
- Windel Stracener, M.D. Hospitalist
- David DeSantis, M.D. Hospitalist
- Ahmad Jadaan, M.D. Hospitalist
- Arthur Loquias, M.D. Hospitalist
- Gloria Alano, M.D. Hospitalist
- Angie Lee, M.D. Hospitalist
- Andrew Maigur, M.D. Hospitalist
- Cherie Frame, ACNP Nurse Practitioner
- Tracy Reese, PA-C Physician Assistant
- Carrie Gettinger, RN, BSN Nurse Director
- Billie Joy, RN, BSN Nurse Director
The Communication Process
Referring physicians automatically receive an admission notification and a discharge summary.
Referring physicians may request additional communication from the hospitalist team throughout the patient's stay and may specify their preference of specialist consultants for their patients.