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Hospital care has been changing . . . if you find yourself in the hospital you may be in the care of a Hospitalist. But who are Hospitalists and what do they do?

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Our guest Dr. JD Fitz — who is the Senior Vice President of Physician Development at Sound Physicians will join The Wake Up Call Radio Show on January 25th to explore the landscape of Hospital Medicine. How has hospital care evolved over the last fifty years, what is the role of the physician in the hospital setting and how has patient care changed and is changing?

This promises to be a great discussion! Join us this Saturday at 9:00 am and be part of the conversation!

About Dr. Fitz

Dr. Fitz leads professional development for Sound Physicians. Under his direction, physicians receive the innovative training and mentoring needed to serve as high-performing leaders who contribute to the success of Sound Physicians hospital partners nationwide.

Dr. Fitz’s career has been dedicated to leading and developing physician teams through clinical and administrative roles. Trained as an Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Fitz became one of the country’s first hospitalists and hospitalist leaders. In addition to his career in hospital medicine, his medical career includes private practice, managed care and military service. For the past five years, he has served as vice president of medical affairs at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, part of one of the northwest’s leading healthcare systems.

A graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, he completed residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. Subsequently, Dr. Fitz joined Group Health Cooperative, a managed care organization, where he established their Consulting Internal Medicine Department. He developed MultiCare’s internal medicine division and later launched the health system’s Inpatient Management and Consulting Service, which became the MultiCare Inpatient Service in 1999.

 

Hospital care has been changing . . . if you find yourself in the hospital you may be in the care of a Hospitalist. But who are Hospitalists and what do they do? Our guest Dr. JD Fitz — who is the Senior Vice President of Physician Development at Sound Physicians –.will join The Wake Up Call Radio Show on January 25th to explore the landscape of Hospital Medicine. How has hospital care evolved over the last fifty years, what is the role of the physician in the hospital setting and how has patient care changed and is changing? This promises to be a great discussion! Join us this Saturday at 9:00 am January 25th and be part of the conversation!

Rob

Rob is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, certified by the ISSA and is currently pursing a nutritional sciences degree with plans on becoming a Registered Dietitian. He is also a member of the Obesity Action Coalition and a volunteer for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America. As a personal nutritional coach with Positively Healthy, Rob helps his clients make small, realistic changes to their eating and exercise habits that add up to positively healthy results.

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