Beebe Medical Center Adds Physician to Its Team of Hospitalists
The Beebe Physician Network announces that Maneshkumar Patel, M.D., has joined the Hospitalist Program at Beebe Medical Center. A Hospitalist is an internist or family practice physician who is specially trained in caring for patients in a hospital setting.
Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at the Government Medical College in Surat, Gujarat, India, and did internships in Internal Medicine at Jamaica Hospital in Jamaica, New York, and at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Patel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
A hospitalist program is one in which a medical center maintains a team of hospitalists who focus on the medical care of the hospitalized patients. This team provides patients with round-the-clock coordination of care during their stay in the hospital. The physicians follow patients' progress, order tests and prescriptions as needed, answer patient and family questions, consult with specialists and communicate with primary physicians.
The hospitalist is one of the fastest growing medical specialties in the nation. These physicians not only have an expertise in the hospital's processes, resources and staff, but they are experienced at dealing with the hospitalized patients of today who are routinely much sicker than they have been in the past when outpatient services were not so advanced and utilized.
Thomas M. Duggan, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Hospitalist program at Beebe Medical Center.
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