The Hospital Medicine Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Medical Subspecialties Institute provides comprehensive, Patients First care to patients who require hospitalization for the diagnosis and treatment of acute disorders.
The program physicians also serve as consultants on medical teams that care for patients admitted to the hospital for subspecialty care or surgery.
Hospital Medicine Program physicians treat a variety of conditions, including:
Hospital Medicine Program physicians also collaborate with surgeons to care for patients undergoing surgical treatment for their conditions. This helps to provide the best, comprehensive treatment and lowers the risk complications after surgery.
The team’s approach to diagnosis depends on the symptoms experienced by each patient. First, a Hospital Medicine Program physician conducts a full physical examination gets a thorough medical history from the patient. Next, based on this information, the team orders the appropriate medical tests, which may include:
In some cases, when the diagnosis is not clear, the team may order additional tests, which may include:
After the diagnosis is confirmed, the Hospital Medicine Program team discusses the findings with the care team and the patient, before starting him or her on an appropriate, individualized treatment plan.
The Hospital Medicine Program is comprised of consultants, specialist physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Their focus and expertise is in hospitalized patients and do not have outpatient clinics. Caregivers involved in patient care for this program are: