The Hospitalist Program
at St. Francis Hospital
Hospitalists are physicians trained in Internal Medicine or Family Practice who specialize in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. They manage all aspects of a patient’s medical treatment from the time of admission until the time of discharge, working in collaboration with the patient’s own doctor.
Hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They only see patients within the hospital.
How does the Hospitalist service work?
What are the benefits of having a Hospitalist?
The Hospitalist in charge of your care will see you every day and can even see you more than once a day if needed. Hospitalists can quickly follow up on tests and adjust your treatment regimen as needed throughout the day. They also update your primary care doctor on any changes in your condition. Hospitalists are on-site at the hospital every day and are readily available to answer any of your questions.
Being cared for by a Hospitalist can often help speed your recovery and shorten your hospital stay. Since Hospitalists do not have an outside office, they can focus their attention exclusively on your medical care in the hospital. This enables your primary care doctor to be more available to you and your family in the office.
What is the relationship between the Hospitalist and my outside doctor?
At the time of your admission, the Hospitalist will speak with your primary care doctor or specialist, who will share as much information about your medical history as possible.
The Hospitalist will then maintain ongoing communication with your doctor and give him or her updates on your condition.
Why might I see more than one Hospitalist while I’m in the hospital?
Hospitalists are a team of doctors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As no one doctor can do this alone, you might be cared for by more than one Hospitalist during your stay. Rest assured that each Hospitalist involved in your care will be fully acquainted with your condition and attentive to your needs while in the hospital.
What happens when I am discharged from the hospital?
When you are discharged, the Hospitalist will discuss your discharge plan with you and prescribe the necessary medications.
The Hospitalist will transfer your care back to your primary care doctor or specialist and provide him or her with a detailed report of your hospital stay, including test results and treatment plan.
How do I contact the Hospitalist?
To speak with your Hospitalist while you are in the hospital, you can ask your nurse to call the doctor. If your assigned Hospitalist is not on duty, then another Hospitalist will be able to help you.
Meet our Hospitalist team:
Marianne Hamra, M.D., is the Director of the Hospitalist Program at St. Francis Hospital. Prior to joining St. Francis, she practiced at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City where she was actively involved in the Hospitalist Program for more than 3 years. Before that, she was a Hospitalist at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Hamra completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in 2005 after receiving her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Hamra has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 2005.
Ilanit Aminow, M.D., is a Hospitalist who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been
practicing for over three years. She completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital after earning her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in 2005.
Doina Glodan, M.D., is a Hospitalist who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She completed her residency training and fellowship at NY Methodist Hospital in 2003 and earned her medical degree from Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Mhroos Peters, M.D., is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He completed his residency at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and has been practicing medicine at Brookhaven Hospital for approximately three years. He obtained his medical degree at Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1997.
Mohammed Bari, M.D., is a Hospitalist who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He has been practicing as a Hospitalist since graduating from his Internal Medicine residency training in 2010. He earned his medical degree from Bangladesh Medical School in 1994.
For more information on the Hospitalist Program, contact us at (516) 562-6385.