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Regardless of specialty, every MLKCH doctor practices hospital-based medicine. Hospital-based medicine means that physicians know how to care for patients while they are hospitalized, and can collaborate with patients’ primary care physicians during and after their hospital stay. To that end, we have two types of hospital-based medicine specialists who oversee round-the-clock care for 80% of our patients: hospitalists and intensivists.

Hospitalists are physicians—often specialists in internal medicine or family medicine —who care for hospitalized patients, and work closely with the patient’s primary care doctor.

Intensivists, also known as critical care medicine specialists, treat patients with critical illness who require intensive care. For labor and delivery patients, obstetricians and midwives - all trained to handle premature births - are available around the clock.