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Family Practice Medical Group of Santa Barbara offers service to Santa Barbara Cottage and Goleta Cottage Hospitals.



There are many advantages of hospitalists in the care hospitalized patients. One advantage is that hospitalists' have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis. They are also more available most of the day in the hospital to meet with family members, able to follow-up on tests, answer nurses' questions, and simply to deal with problems that may arise. In many instances, hospitalists' may see a patient more than once a day to assure that care is going according to plan, and to explain test findings to patients and family members.

Hospitalists also coordinate the care of patients' in hospital and are "captain of the ship." They are the physicians that organize the communication between different doctors caring for a patient, and serve as the point of contact for other doctors and nurses for questions, updates, and delineating a comprehensive plan of care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.

Similarly, because hospitalists are in the hospital most of the time, they are able to track test results and order necessary follow-up tests promptly. This is in contrast to the traditional setting where your primary doctor may come to the hospital the next day to follow-up the results and take the next necessary step at that time.

Since the hospitalist's "office" is the hospital, and they are also more familiar with the hospital's policies and activities. Many hospitalists are involved in various hospital committees, and assist in improving important areas such as patient safety, medical error reduction, effective communication between physicians and staff, and cost effective patient care.
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"We learn from our patients, and they have made us better. Our Hospital service is excellent, and our people feel good because they know that."
-m.p.m.d.
Contact Us :
Telephone: (805) 687-1505
Fax: (805) 682-8241
Email: admin@fpmgsb.com
Address :
200 North La Cumbre Rd.
Suite E
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93110
What We Do :
Specializing in the delivery of Primary Care Medicine to the community and the people of Santa Barbara.