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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
36.589346
-82.253739
300 MedTech Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.337604
-82.402711
130 West Ravine Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
36.554013
-82.5548
2000 Brookside Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
36.550567
-82.514645
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.307745
-82.38424999999999
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
36.709834
-81.97734800000001
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.307745
-82.38424999999999
100 Fifteenth Street NW
Norton, VA 24273
36.932107
-82.64380199999999
245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354
36.834838
-81.514837
1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
36.346026
-82.249718
401 Takoma Avenue
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 639-3151
36.151398
-82.84599
100 Greenway Circle
Erwin, TN 37650
36.145108
-82.41680599999999

Newsroom

Monday, February 19, 2018

The 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 26-27


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon, the hospital's second-largest annual fundraiser, is coming up Feb. 26-27. Hosted by the Ballad Health Foundation and now in its sixth year, the radiothon brings the community together to support the region’s only children’s hospital. ... read more about The 2018 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 26-27.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Audition dates, times announced for 2018’s ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’

Auditions have been set for the upcoming “Broadway Comes to Greeneville,” which raises awareness and support for Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

Beginning Feb. 19, auditions will take place across the region for children who want to be cast in the annual event, now in its seventh year. “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” is a production of the Ballad Health Foundation and presenting sponsor Consumer Credit Union. It’s a Broadway-style show featuring the youth talent selected at the upcoming auditions. ... read more about Audition dates, times announced for 2018’s ‘Broadway Comes to Greeneville’.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ballad Health officially launches, marking the start of a new story in healthcare for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – More than 250 team members, physicians, community leaders and elected officials gathered at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center Friday morning, Feb. 2, to celebrate the culmination of a region-wide effort to transform local healthcare and set the stage for improving community health. ... read more about Ballad Health officially launches, marking the start of a new story in healthcare for Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia.