Here is a new word for you. the word is “hospitalist.”
That is a doctor who is assigned to a hospital to look over the acute patients.
I had a hospitalist but did not know it. My hospital bill shows that a had a couple of visits. I do not remember him or them.
I had a number of people in white coats who stopped by and asked how I was feeling and then they went on their way. They might have been “hospitalists.”
Robert Smith is a 1957 Richmond graduate