Legacy's hospitalist program
Legacy Inpatient Medicine
2282 N.W. Northrup St.
Portland, OR 97210
A growing specialty
Hospital medicine is a growing specialty. It continues to expand as hospitals and primary care physicians get busier.
Legacy Inpatient Medicine covers all five Legacy hospitals with more than 70 full-time internal medicine specialists, as well as the following specialists:
- Adult hospitalists — medical specialists who provide medical treatment to patients when they are in the hospital
- Electrophysiologists — physicians who specialize in the care and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias
- Geriatric hospitalists — physicians with fellowship training and certification in geriatrics, and who serve the many needs of our elderly patients
- Intensivists — physicians with added fellowship training and board certification in critical care and work in intensive care units to coordinate care for critically ill patients
- Pediatric hospitalists — medical specialists who provide medical treatment to children when they are in the hospital
- Palliative care specialists — clinicians with training and certification in palliative care and who deal specifically with end-of-life issues
- Pulmonologists — physicians who deal with diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract
Hospitalists provide coordinated care for hospitalized patients
Since our adult hospitalist service began in the mid-1990s, we have expanded it to better partner with more than 300 physicians in the community.
The primary professional focus and interest of the adult hospitalist is in the care of hospitalized patients. Patients may or may not already have a designated primary care physician that they see on a regular basis outside the hospital setting. The hospitalist helps coordinate care with the other physicians who may not have time to visit the patient in the hospital, or may not have the expertise to deal with certain medical issues.
Benefits of hospitalists:
- Patients receive more timely care since the doctors are in-house.
- Private physicians who may see the patient in their office setting now have a partner who can be their eyes and ears in the hospital.
- Hospitals can better streamline the flow of patients and keep care more cost-effective.
- They play a key role in educating medical residents, giving them the guided, hands-on training.
Legacy inpatient medicine service management
- Lewis Low, M.D., FCCM, FACP, board-certified in internal medicine and critical care medicine, is Legacy's chief medical officer.
- Lisa Alberts, M.D., board-certified in internal medicine, is medical director of LIMS-Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.
- Gordon Johnson, M.D., FACP, board-certified in internal medicine, is medical director of LIMS-Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.
- M. Ross Tangum, M.D., board-certified in internal medicine, is medical director of LIMS-Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.
- Dave Wakeling, D.O., FACP, board-certified in internal medicine, is medical director of LIMS-Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
- Cathy Markin, M.D., board-certified in pulmonary, critical care, and internal medicine, is medical director of LIMS-Pulmonary Medicine Service.
- Jack McAnulty, M.D., board-certified in cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology, and internal medicine, is medical director of LIMS-Cardiology Service.
OB Hospitalist Program
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
300 N. Graham St., Suite 100
Portland, OR 97227
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
2101 N.E. 139th St., Suite 260
Vancouver, WA 98686
Sally Doyle, M.D., FACOG, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, is the medical director for the obstetrical hospitalist programs at Legacy Salmon Creek and Legacy Emanuel.
Pediatric Hospitalist Program
Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
2801 N. Gantenbein
Portland, OR 97227