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Why would a hospitalist need to contact my primary care doctor?

A hospitalist would need to contact your primary care doctor when he or she has any questions regarding you. Once you are discharged from the hospital, your primary care doctor will call the hospitalist with any questions, keeping that continuity of care. It is hard for primary care doctors to come to the hospital, so hospitalists represent them in the hospital.

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