Hospitalist Service

Many of the patients at UConn John Dempsey Hospital are cared for by our hospitalist physicians. A hospitalist is a doctor who is specially trained to care for hospitalized patients. Studies have shown that hospitalists improve the quality of care delivered to patients and that patients are more satisfied with the care they receive in a hospital that utilizes hospitalist services. Because hospitalists are present in the hospital throughout the day, it is more convenient for them to follow up on lab and other results and communicate with patients and family members.

The hospitalist works together with the referring primary care provider to ensure the best possible care is delivered to the patient. At the time of admission, the hospitalist informs the primary care provider of the admission and collects information regarding the patient.

Upon discharge, the hospitalist communicates with the primary care provider to give a detailed update, ensure an appropriate follow-up appointment is arranged, and highlight any additional testing that may be required after discharge. The hospitalist also provides the primary care provider with periodic updates if necessary during the patient’s stay. A written detailed summary of the patient’s stay is then sent to the primary care provider. The primary care provider is also welcome to give the hospitalist a call at any time to check on the patient or engage in a consult.

Our hospitalists are board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and they are instrumental in the education of the medical students and trainees.

Studies have shown that hospitalists improve the quality of care delivered to patients and that patients are more satisfied with the care they receive in a hospital that utilizes hospitalist services.

Our Team

Shehryar Ashraf, M.D.

Shehryar Ashraf, M.D.

Farmington, Canton

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Ursula V. Bailey, M.D.

Ursula V. Bailey, M.D.

Farmington

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Jennifer DeLuca Baldwin, M.D.

Jennifer DeLuca Baldwin, M.D.

Farmington

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Anat Bergner, M.D.

Anat Bergner, M.D.

Farmington

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Jason A. Carrese, D.O.

Jason A. Carrese, D.O.

Farmington

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Jaclyn Cox, D.O.

Jaclyn Cox, D.O.

Farmington

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Douglas C. D'Andrea, M.D., M.P.H.

Douglas C. D'Andrea, M.D., M.P.H.

Farmington

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Anthony Dotur, M.D.

Anthony Dotur, M.D.

Farmington

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Kirsten L. Ek, M.D.

Kirsten L. Ek, M.D.

Farmington

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Shiromini C. Herath, M.D.

Shiromini C. Herath, M.D.

Farmington

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Aziz Khan, M.D.

Aziz Khan, M.D.

Farmington

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Jin W. Kim, M.D.

Jin W. Kim, M.D.

Farmington

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Haklai P. Lau, M.D.

Haklai P. Lau, M.D.

Farmington

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Wendy A. Miller, M.D.

Wendy A. Miller, M.D.

Farmington

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Viraj I. Modi, D.O.

Viraj I. Modi, D.O.

Farmington

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Eric M. Mortensen, M.D., M.Sc., FACP

Eric M. Mortensen, M.D., M.Sc., FACP

Farmington

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Snehal Naik, M.D.

Snehal Naik, M.D.

Farmington

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Robert J. Nardino, M.D., FACP

Robert J. Nardino, M.D., FACP

Farmington

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Shobhana Pathani, M.D.

Shobhana Pathani, M.D.

Farmington

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Mark S. Safalow, M.D.

Mark S. Safalow, M.D.

Farmington

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Momina Salman, M.D.

Momina Salman, M.D.

Farmington

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Nicole S. Silverstein, M.D.

Nicole S. Silverstein, M.D.

Farmington

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Haresh K. Visweshwar, M.D.

Haresh K. Visweshwar, M.D.

Farmington

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