The Alaska Hospitalist Group comprises highly trained, board-certified physicians including Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Family Practitioners, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians. Our physicians have varied backgrounds but shared interests resulting in a family-type culture at The Alaska Hospitalist Group.
In addition to clinical care, all TAHG providers also work to enhance the performance of the hospital by:
- Prompt, focused attention on all patient care needs and following up with patients daily.
- Collaborating and coordinating with all physicians and healthcare personnel caring for the patient. This aids in making care coordination transitions safe and timely.
- Participating in hospital-wide employed quality and process improvement techniques.
When you are admitted to the hospital, it is very common that you would be seen by a hospitalist. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients.
The hospitalist partners with your primary care doctor to administer and oversee your treatment while you are in the hospital until you are discharged. Just like traditional primary care physicians, hospitalists have undergone the same training including medical school, residency training, and board certification examination.
Your hospitalist specializes in various medical conditions that need to be treated in the hospital. Because the hospitalist practices exclusively in the hospital setting, he or she is knowledgeable and familiar with other departments, specialty physicians, and the nursing staff.
The hospitalist can often accelerate your recovery and shorten your hospital stay by following up on tests and adjusting your treatment plan throughout the day. They also incorporate communication with your family and your primary care doctor as needed, which provides a more seamless experience for the patient.
Our intensivists are all board-certified physicians who provide specialized care for critically ill patients. They have advanced training and experience in treating this complex type of patient in the ICU and carry the primary responsibility for the ICU patient’s care versus acting as a consultant, as many specialists do. The intensivist also oversees the many decisions involved in a critically ill patient’s care and coordinates all the other services the patient may need – including those from specialists.
After medical school, an intensivist completes a residency and board certification, plus an additional two-to-three-year fellowship and certification. Our Intensivists are all certified in critical care medicine and internal medicine, and majority are also certified in pulmonology.
Our APRNs assist both the Intensivists and Hospitalists in treating and diagnosing illnesses, managing chronic disease, patient care management, and engaging in continuous education to remain ahead of any technological, methodological, or other developments in the field. APRNs hold at least a Master’s degree, in addition to the initial nursing education and licensing required for all Registered Nurses (RNs).