This month’s podcast features Dr. Ken Epstein, chief medical officer for Hospitalist Consultants, a division of ECI Healthcare Partners; and Dr. Ken Heinrich, regional director with ECI Healthcare Partners and chief medical officer for emergency services for the ECI Advisory Group, discussing their ongoing work helping emergency physicians and hospitalists form collaborative teams. The focus… [Read More]
As SHM’s glycemic control lead mentor and a hospitalist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Kendall Rogers, MD, CPE, FACP, SFHM, offers advice to hospitalists when working as part of a quality team in achieving glycemic control.
Kristen Kulasa, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine and director of Inpatient Glycemic Control, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of California in San Diego, provides tips on how hospitalists can work with nutritionists and dieticians for the betterment of diabetic patients. As a mentor for SHM’s care coordination program on inpatient diabetes,… [Read More]
Although new medications to manage and treat hyperglycemia and diabetes continuously appear on the market, national guidelines and position statements consistently refer to insulin as the treatment of choice in the inpatient hospital setting. “When patients are admitted to the hospital, our standard is to switch from the outpatient regimen [wide variety of medications] to… [Read More]