Today I would like to say thanks to a group of colleagues that too often go un-thanked.
These would be my hospital-based internal medicine friends: hospitalists are what they are called.
This idea came to me after reading Dr Robert Centor’s post on KevinMD. In his usual concise manner, he laments the lack of respect that many sub-specialists show hospitalists.
I feel differently about my hard-working colleagues.
As a sub, sub-specialist who works primarily in the hospital, I would like to say how grateful I am to have knowledgeable, hospital-based internists available.
I believe, and write frequently about the importance of seeing the forest through the trees. A good doctor must see the big picture: a little atrial fib, for instance, isn’t a major problem if you can’t move, eat or have widespread Cancer.
But for good patient care, the details are important too. Hospitalists are good at details. In fact, Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Dr John M*