See Boston Globe article on hospitalists:
New specialists are ready to help -- inpatients, that is
In-hospital MDs take pressure off physicians
By Christopher Rowland, Globe Staff | October 30, 2006
"Hospital patients expecting to get a bedside visit from their primary care doctor are increasingly likely to get a visit from someone like Dr. Faisal Hamada , instead. Hamada, who makes the rounds at Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, is among the rapidly growing number of "hospitalists" in Massachusetts and across the country who are transforming the inpatient experience..." link to full article.