The Hospitalist Program at Wilson Memorial Hospital

Meet the Hospitalist Team

What is a Hospitalist?

Who are the Hospitalists at Wilson Health?

How does the Hospitalist concept work?

What will the Hospitalist do while I am in the hospital?

What are the benefits of the Hospitalist program?


Meet Our Hospitalist Team

Frederick Simpson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Simpson is the Chief Medical Officer for Wilson Health. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1996, boosted by a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Ohio Univerisity, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology and a minor in Political Science from Miami University. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at University of Cincinnati. Dr. Simpson achieved board certification in Family Medicine in 1998. Dr. Simpson joined Wilson Health in 1998 and currently serves as Vice Chief of Staff and Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Dr. Simpson also serves as Medical Director for Wilson Health Medical Group, LLC and Heritage Manor Nursing Center. He has served as Chief Deputy Coroner for Shelby County since 2005.

 

 

Allen Shaw, M.D.

Dr. Shaw is a full-time hospitalist at Wilson Health. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine. 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Hospitalist?

A Hospitalist is a medical doctor who provides care to patients while they are in the hospital. A Hospitalist physician, in cooperation with your personal doctor, will take care of you during your hospital stay and will monitor your care 24 hours a day.

Who are the Hospitalists at Wilson Health?

Your Hospitalist team includes well-respected and experienced physicians, all of whom specialize in Internal Medicine. Frederick Simpson, M.D., is the Medical Director of the program. All are specialists and have many years of experience treating patients in and out of the hospital. The Hospitalist program also includes a liaison, Linda Maurer, RN, MSN, Vice President of Patient Care Services. She can be reached at (937) 498-5383.

How does the Hospitalist concept work?

When you require hospitalization, your regular physician normally coordinates your admission with the Hospitalist. If you are treated and admitted through the emergency room, the Hospitalist will coordinate your care and treatment while you are hospitalized. The Hospitalist communicates with your primary care physician in either case, but handles your care during time spent in the hospital instead of your doctor. The Hospitalist will ensure that all medical history is received from your doctor and that all information about your medical condition needed is available to your doctor. The Hospitalist communicates directly with patients and their family members to make sure all treatments and care are understood throughout your stay at Wilson Health.

What will the Hospitalist do while I am in the hospital?

The Hospitalist:

  • Assesses and treats your medical condition
  • Coordinates your hospital care throughout your stay
  • Orders needed diagnostic tests such as X-rays, blood tests, imaging tests or other procedures
  • Arranges for additional physician specialists for consultation, if indicated
  • Arranges therapy or other specialized treatments, as needed
  • Works with nurses and other healthcare providers to ensure quality service
  • Discusses all treatment and care with patients and family members
  • Keeps your personal physician apprised of your progress
  • Transitions your medical care back to your physician who will resume responsibility of your care after your discharge

What are the benefits of the Hospitalist program?

Hospitalists are very familiar with the hospital and its systems and functions, as well as the nurses and staff on the inpatient units. They provide quality, focused care to hospitalized patients. They are available for in-hospital patient care and can check on each patient’s progress as often as needed. Patients and family members have more access to Hospitalists since they are readily available. Each patient’s regular physician receives updates about treatments and progress on a regular basis while hospitalization occurs.