A pediatric hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of hospitalized children. Anne Arundel Medical Center's pediatric hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When not caring for your child directly, a hospitalist is never more than a few minutes away from your child's bedside.
All of our pediatric hospitalists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating childhood diseases that require admission to the hospital. Our hospitalists will evaluate your child, review his or her diagnosis and treatment plan with you and keep you informed about the test results and treatments. Your pediatrician may then assume responsibility for your child's hospital care, or you may ask the hospitalist to continue to serve as your child's attending physician. They also work in close coordination with your family doctor to make the transition from inpatient to outpatient care as seamless as possible.