Why Your Primary Care Physician Uses Hospitalists For Inpatient Care

January 30, 2013 by Affinity Clinic

Affinity Clinic oversees Tift Regional Medical Center's hospital medicine program, which provides inpatient acre for patients admitted to the hospital. Primary care physicians on the TRMC Medical Staff, such as family physicians and internists, have the option to admit their own patients for inpatient care, or they can utilize the hospital medicine program. Most of the primary care physicians on the TRMC Medical Staff have chosen to utilize the hospital medicine service in order to focus on outpatient care.


A hospital medicine provider is a primary care physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant who gives care to individuals while they are in the hospital. While on duty, their time is devoted solely to caring for hospitalized patients. The goal of Affinity Hospital Medicine is to offer high-quality, evidence-based inpatient care that is compassionate and tailored to the unique needs of the individual patients.

With a policy of seamless communication, Affinity Hospital Medicine seeks to develop a true partnership in the care of the hospitalized patient between patients, family members, referring primary care physicians, attending specialists and support staff.