You are here

Hospitalists

Hospitalists

When you stay in a Ballad Health hospital, you may get care from a hospitalist – a special type of doctor who tends to only hospital patients.

Because these physicians don’t have outside offices, unlike your primary care provider, they can spend all their time helping people in the hospital get well.

What Will My Hospitalist Do?

A hospitalist oversees your inpatient care and helps make sure doctors, nurses, therapists, and other staff stay updated on your health. He or she can:

  • Diagnose your condition
  • Prescribe tests and treatment 
  • Answer your and your family’s questions
  • Help plan your post-hospital treatment

Timely Care

Because hospitalists are always at the hospital while working, they can respond to your needs in a timely way. You may return home sooner than if you received care from your primary care provider, who works mostly outside the hospital.

Working With Primary Care Providers

If you have a primary care provider, the hospitalist will work with him or her to understand your medical history and make the best care plan for you during and after your hospital stay. 

How Many Hospitalists Will I See?

We want you to have consistent care, so the same hospitalist will see you as long as possible. But when a different hospitalist needs to take over, he or she will talk closely with your current hospitalist to get all the information needed about you.

Depending on your diagnosis, you may also be seen by specialists, who are board certified and trained to treat different conditions.

Neurohospitalists

At some Ballad Health hospitals, you may see a specialized neurohospitalist if you have a brain or spine condition, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementia or epilepsy.

 

Find a Specialist

View Ballad Health’s network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location.

Hospitalists Locations

1 Medical Park Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
36.5854658
-82.25680199999999
300 MedTech Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.336104
-82.4020472
130 West Ravine Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
36.5540128
-82.55483030000001
2000 Brookside Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 857-7000
36.5509222
-82.5143556
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 431-6111
36.3077445
-82.38424980000001
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
(276) 258-1000
36.7226195
-81.9117949
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.3077445
-82.38424980000001
100 Fifteenth Street NW
Norton, VA 24273
36.931716
-82.6433645
245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354
36.852817
-81.4873597
1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
36.3460801
-82.2496719
401 Takoma Avenue
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 639-3151
36.1513976
-82.8459897
2030 Temple Hill Road
Erwin, TN 37650
(423) 735-4700
36.1178583
-82.44441689999999

Newsroom

Friday, December 14, 2018

Toy donations needed at Niswonger Children’s Hospital

This Christmas, Niswonger Children’s Hospital is giving everyone the chance to play Santa – and the effects will be felt throughout the year. ... read more about Toy donations needed at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lindy White named president of Ballad Health’s Kingsport operations

Lindy White, who has more than 20-years experience in healthcare leadership in Northeast TN and Southwest VA, is returning as the president of Ballad Health’s Kingsport operations. She will serve as CEO of Holston Valley Medical Center and Indian Path Community Hospital, and all outpatient services. ... read more about Lindy White named president of Ballad Health’s Kingsport operations.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

State experts weigh in on Ballad Health plans

Independent experts throughout the state of Tennessee have begun weighing in on Ballad Health’s proposal to regionalize care for infants. ... read more about State experts weigh in on Ballad Health plans.