About the DaVita Medical Group Hospitalist Program
In keeping with our commitment to excellence, DaVita Medical Group has a Hospitalist Program to enhance the continuity of care and comfort for our patients. A Hospitalist is a physician whose primary focus is to provide the general medical care for patients while they are in the hospital. DaVita Medical Group hospitalist physicians are board-certified in Internal or Family Medicine, and are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What is a Hospitalist?
A hospitalist is a physician who provides general medical care for patients while they are in the hospital. They stay abreast of current regulations, technology and treatment regimen changes in the hospital setting. In addition, they communicate with the patient's primary care physician about treatment protocol and assist with timely discharge from the hospital.

DaVita Medical Group Hospitalist Staff
DaVita Medical Group's hospitalist staff includes full-time hospitalist physicians and a rotating team of DaVita Medical Group primary care physicians. Once admitted to the hospital, a DaVita Medical Group hospitalist will take over your care and communicate with your primary care physician. Upon discharge, your care will return back to your primary care physician. When it is necessary for you to go to the hospital:

  • You will be seen by a DaVita Medical Group Hospitalist. DaVita Medical Group Hospitalists take hospital call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Your primary care physician will be notified of your hospital stay.
  • The DaVita Medical Group Hospitalist staff will communicate with your primary care physician.
  • Our Hospitalist staff will coordinate your care with any other specialists that are needed to take care of you in the hospital.
  • DaVita Medical Group will assist in arranging for additional care you may need upon discharge from the hospital.

Call your physician's office if you think you need to be cared for at the hospital.


DaVita Medical Group Hospitalists

Caryn Baldauf, MD Thomas Bartlett, MD Drew Burlon, DO Tiffany Cartner, DO Candace Cato, MD
Leah Damiani, MD Marshall Davis, MD Gregory Feucht, MD Albert Hor, MD Andrew Ingram, MD
Jaqueline Kabongo, MD Wajahat Khan, MD Dan Monticelli, MD John Odell, MD Philip Pennington, MD
Gil Porat, MD Nick Reinhardt, MD Scott Segal, DO David Smolev, MD Robert Tanabe, MD
Richard Thomas, MD Scott Tushla, MD Timothy Wyse, MD Christopher Zill, MD