A hospitalist specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. Our hospitalists are board-certified internal medicine specialists who have additional training or experience in caring for hospitalized patients. They do not see outpatients, nor do they continue caring for hospitalized patients after they leave the hospital, but they communicate closely with your outpatient physician(s) at admission, during your hospital stay, and at discharge to ensure that your primary care physician is engaged in planning your care in the hospital.
The emerging field of Hospital Medicine has made inpatient care more efficient for hospitalized patients as well as their primary care doctors. For years, physicians cared for patients in their offices, and then juggled their schedules to travel to the hospital to check on any patients whom they had admitted.
The mission of Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Department of Hospital Medicine is to provide compassionate, world class, evidence based quality inpatient and perioperative care. We serve as educators to the next generation of hospital based providers, perform research to advance the field of hospital medicine, and strive to deliver an outstanding patient experience in all phases of care.
Hospital Medicine Providers
Medicine Preoperative Assessment Clinic (MPAC)
The Medicine Preoperative Assessment Clinic (MPAC) at Cleveland Clinic Florida is staffed by medicine providers who have dedicated their practice to perioperative medicine. The main purpose of the MPAC is to carefully evaluate patients prior to their surgery and optimize their medical conditions. This evaluation and optimization helps to minimize the risk of developing complications during and immediately after surgery, as well as minimize unnecessary cancellation of surgeries.
Patients are referred by surgeons from more than 15 different specialties at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.
The MPAC was designed to:
- Assess perioperative medical risks and optimize patients to decrease this risk.
- Optimize all chronic medical conditions.
- Order appropriate testing to optimize medical conditions before surgery.
- Coordinate care between specialists preoperatively for complex medical conditions.
- Make evidence-based recommendations for patients, the anesthesiologists and the surgical team (related to both pre and post-operative periods).
This systematic approach has helped Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health prepare patients for upcoming surgery, deliver quality care, eliminate unnecessary testing and improve overall surgical outcomes.
- Richard Rothman, MD
- Roderick Baker, MD
- Brianna Farnell, PA-C
- Tiffany Minnis, APRN
- Tina Torres, APRN
- Danielle Ward, APRN
- Mara Marcus, PA-C
- Charytin Maresco, APRN
- Nicole Tyron, APRN
- Mary Cooper, APRN
- Heydi Gaviria, APRN
- Lisa Charles, MD
Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Stuart
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health at St. Lucie West
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Phone: 772.567.4311, ext. 2135