Pediatric Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
While your child is at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, he or she will be in the care of a member of the Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist) Team . All members of the hospitalist team are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and hold faculty appointments as clinical assistant professors at the Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
During your stay, the attending pediatric hospitalist will coordinate a group of subspecialists, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers. He or she will be in contact with your child's primary pediatrician to review and update your child’s medical plan of care. After your child is discharged, the pediatric hospitalist will report to your child's primary pediatrician and a discharge summary will be sent to assure a seamless transition of care to the outpatient setting.
To reach the on-call hospitalist 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
- Just call 305-668-5500, Option 1.
- Tell the operator you wish to reach the on-call hospitalist.
- If the doctor cannot speak with you at that moment, he or she will return your call at the first opportunity.