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If You're Hospitalized

Doctor-HandshakeWe go to great lengths to stay in touch with our patients who are hospitalized—we have routine proceeses in place to communicate with hospitals and stay on top of who is admitted and have team members dedicated to just that.

What is a hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a physician whose practice is focused on hospital patients instead of clinic patients. They are usually trained in internal medicine or family practice.The hospital is their workplace and they are very familiar with the systems and operations there, and they communicate with your primary care physician and specialists (if applicable) during your hospital stay.

In several Denver Metro area hospitals, your hospitalist will be a member of our own IPC family. Click here to read more about that.

If you are admitted to the hospital, be sure to let your hospitalist know:

  • That IPC/Senior Care of Colorado is your regular primary care provider
  • All of the medications you take or treatments you regularly have
  • Any medical conditions and allergies you may have

When you are released from the hospital, you will receive a discharge summary that will tell us about the care you received in the hospital.  Chances are, you'll be discharged from the hospital within about three days, and we would like to see you within a few days after that.

In the event that you don't hear from us first, please have a spouse, family member, or caregiver call to let us know, and we will initiate our process right away.