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
36.1512166
-82.8456353
2030 Temple Hill Road
Erwin, TN 37650
(423) 735-4700
36.1178583
-82.44441689999999

Newsroom

Friday, April 19, 2019

Johnston Memorial Hospital plans dental residency program to provide dental care for the underserved

A dire need for dental care in Southwest Virginia was one of the catalysts for Johnston Memorial to plan a dental residency program that will offer advanced training to dentists who have obtained licensure and are interested in furthering their education or specializing in a certain field.  ... read more about Johnston Memorial Hospital plans dental residency program to provide dental care for the underserved.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Annual Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K set for April 27

The annual event will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at Bristol Regional Medical Center. The expo portion will take place in the hospital’s conference center, while the 5K takes place right outside the hospital’s main entrance. The race begins at 9 a.m. ... read more about Annual Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K set for April 27.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Ballad Health clinical leader tapped for national post

MedAxiom announced today that it has selected Dr. Jerry Blackwell to serve as its president. The nation’s leading community of cardiovascular providers, thought leaders and innovators, MedAxiom is a subsidiary of the American College of Cardiology. ... read more about Ballad Health clinical leader tapped for national post.