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When admitted to UC San Diego Health System, Hillcrest, Thornton Hospital or Sulpzio Cardiovascular Center in La Jolla, you are under the care of a UC San Diego hospital care team.
This team includes physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers and other health care professionals who are trained to provide you with the highest quality of care.
UC San Diego Health System is an academic medical center and teaching hospital. During your stay, you may be treated by a team of doctors including attending physicians, residents, fellows, and interns. Medical students may also assist the team.
Based on their training and function within the team, these physicians will be referred to as the following:
It is not unusual to see your hospital care team to rotate and have many doctors treating you. Even the attending physician may change during your stay.
As new physicians join the team, they will introduce themselves. Although the physicians may rotate, the quality of your care will not diminish because the entire hospital care team is tightly coordinated to provide you with the best care. Most patients find it reassuring to have such a large team of medical professionals attending to their care.
We also recognize the importance of providing you with as much information as possible about the care you will be receiving. Your UC San Diego Health System hospital care team is available to answer questions or concerns you or your family may have about your condition and treatment plans. During any of the team’s visits, please feel free to ask questions or seek clarification about anything you may not understand.
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