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Inpatient Care

Baylor Scott & White Hospital Medicine is designed to benefit the patient by managing transitions of care and meeting the general medical needs of patients during the course of their stay in the hospital.

Benefits include:

  • Prompt admission and treatment
  • Individualized patient-centered care
  • Increased communication between the patient, their primary care physician and their family members
  • Improved quality of care
  • Timely recovery

When a patient enters a Baylor Scott & White Health – North facility, a BSW Hospital Medicine hospitalist may be appointed by the patient’s primary care physician to assume the role of attending physician for the length of their hospital stay. Aspects of care might include:

  • Coordinating hospital admission
  • Arranging diagnostic testing and specialty consultations
  • Explaining findings and discussing recommendations with patients
  • Orchestrating all inpatient care
  • Securing post-hospitalization services
  • Providing medical care for patients who need surgical treatment
  • Managing urgent situations that may arise during the hospitalization

BSW​ Hospital Medicine hospitalists are available to care for patients 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


Preoperative Care Clinic (MedProvider Only)

The MedProvider Preoperative Care Clinic assists surgeons to provide patients with high-quality, evidence-based, perioperative management services in anticipation of a surgical procedure. Peri-operative management services focus on addressing the surgical needs of patients diagnosed with chronic and/or complex medical illnesses so that surgical complications can be avoided.

Specific services include:

  • Medication reconciliations
  • Pre-surgery testing: EKG, radiologic studies, laboratory testing
  • Risk assessment for myocardial infarctions, urinary retention, delirium, obstructive sleep apnea, blood clots, and excessive bleeding

Upon completion of the perioperative evaluation, the attending physician will communicate the patient’s risk stratification for surgery or need for additional testing. In addition, patients admitted to surgery at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas or Baylor Uptown are monitored upon their arrival to the respective facilities Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).

MedProvider Preoperative Care Clinic physicians are available for outpatient consultations Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.