The hospitalists at Mercy - Dubuque are physicians who have completed an internal medicine or family medicine residency, are board certified in internal medicine or family medicine and have intensive care experience. In addition, our hospitalist staff includes an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) who is board certified in family nursing.
The hospitalist assumes the role of your primary care physician during your hospitalization from admission to discharge and is familiar with your short-term and long-term issues.
The hospitalist will:
Our hospitalists are available on-site seven days a week to provide you with timely and optimal care.
With the hospitalist working on the nursing unit every day, he or she is able to constantly assess your condition and modify the plan of care to meet your changing needs.
The hospitalist, a nurse and a clinical pharmacist will meet with you daily during "patient rounds". They will spend time with you and your family discussing your plan of care and following up on results as soon as they are received.
They will meet with your entire team of caregivers, which also includes therapists, social workers, dietitians and others as appropriate for your needs. This collaborative approach to care ensures that everyone is well informed of your treatment plan and is working together with you to make the hospital experience as positive as it can be.
If you have any questions specific to your care, please ask us.
We are highly committed to patient safety and delivering high quality care.
For more information about the Mercy - Dubuque Hospitalist Service, please call 563-589-8000.