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Inpatient Medicine and Hospitalists

While an inpatient at Baylor Scott & White – Plano you can expect to receive care from a health care team that works collaboratively to provide you with the highest quality of care. Your health team may include the following:

  • Physicians oversee your care and will visit you daily, explain test results and procedures, and talk to other specialized physicians about your care as needed.
  • Hospitalists are physicians who practice hospital medicine and are often the attending physicians while you are with us.
  • Registered nurses (RN) will update you on your care plan, teach you about your condition and treatment, and give you medicine and other care as needed.
  • A Patient Care Technician (PCT) helps you with walking, bathing, getting dressed and other tasks you are unable to do alone.
  • A Respiratory Therapist (RT) may be called to give you treatment that will help you breathe better and/or monitor your oxygen level.
  • Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapists (PT/OT/ST) focus on your rehabilitation, teaching you skills to help you live as normally as possible once you are back home.
  • Care Coordination/Social Work team members work with your insurance company as well as help identify what your needs will be when you leave the hospital through a process called discharge planning.
  • A Chaplain is available 24 hours a day to provide you and your family with emotional and spiritual care.
  • Our Palliative Care Team is specially trained to meet the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of patients with life-limiting conditions.
  • Dietitians can help you and your family plan the special diet that you need due to your medical condition or treatment.
  • Laboratory (Lab) technicians may visit your room to draw your blood for testing.
  • Radiology Department staff performs X-rays and scans to help diagnose or track your medical condition.

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