More and more doctors are choosing to become hospitalists, by going into the practice of hospital medicine, as the changing health care system demands a way for concerned practitioners to shepherd patients through its twists, turns, and blind alleys.
“This environment has fostered an explosive growth of the subspecialty,”
The term “hospitalist”
Patients aren’t the only one benefiting from the discipline, either. In numerous studies, hospitalists have proven to be an optimum way to improve quality measures for a hospital and to implement National Quality Forum goals as a value-added benefit to their practice. Hospitalists often become embedded necessities for the hospitals in which they work.
“In the coming era of pay for performance, as well as in the competitive over-all healthcare arena, hospitalists may be the difference between the cutting edge of care and falling behind,” said Dr. Nussbaum. “Hospitalists navigate the best solutions for the myriad problems a large organization faces in providing quality healthcare efficiently, effectively, and humanely.”
Dr. Chris M. Nussbaum is CEO and founder of Synergy Medical Group, PA, the first independent private practice Hospitalist group in Tampa Bay and the largest in eastern Hillsborough County. He can be reached at 813-655-4901 or synergycareteam@