Acute Hospitals and Hospital Systems

Your hospital faces every demand across the continuum of care. With such a complex patient population, you need compassionate, focused physicians — professionals who are attentive and truly committed to improving care outcomes. The reality: most hospitals don’t have these kinds of physicians on staff and patient populations and hospital revenue suffer as a result. First Docs helps you make the shift to doctors who care.

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Meet Dr. Bhatia, Our Distinguished Leader:

Dr. Bhatia, dual board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Care Medicine, brings almost 20 years of experience in hospital and healthcare leadership. As a Fellow of Hospital Medicine and former CMO of Prime Healthcare-Lower Bucks Hospital, Dr. Bhatia’s expertise ensures your patients receive top-notch medical management from First Docs hospitalists.

How It Works


We meet with your team to understand the extent of your internal medicine services. Our team reviews factors like patient census, existing staff, and current gaps in your workflows.

Staffing Model Design and integration

First Docs develops a staffing model based on intake information to blend our providers with your current team. When we find the right physicians for your needs, we introduce them to key leadership. We also explore tracking options through your electronic medical record (EMR) to record and assess outcomes as we operate. 


During the first day of the program, our team helps you establish new workflows with your physicians and your staff.

Ongoing care

Our physicians will provide ongoing care in your hospital as required and provide additional support, such as telemedicine solutions and pharmaceutical coordination. We keep you informed about progress and outcomes through regular follow-up meetings.

Comprehensive Hospitalist Services:

At First Docs, our private hospitalist partnerships offer hospitals and patients a range of benefits:

Improved Clinical Quality
Third-Party Hospitalist Services provide significant improvements in clinical outcomes, mortality rates, and patient safety metrics. First Docs hospitalists are more efficient and effective in treating and coordinating care, leading to more smooth transitions and reducing delays in care, risk of medical errors, and readmissions.

Improved Patient Satisfaction
Private hospitalist groups like First Docs are shown to provide more personalized care and face time with patients leading to higher satisfaction levels. Our ability to provide continuity of care post-discharge ensures patient needs are met throughout their healthcare journey.

Improved Financials
Partnering with First Docs allows hospital systems to benefit from large cost savings with reduced employed physician salaries, benefits, and the administrative burden relating to management and support. Additional revenue can be gained with reductions in length of stay and post-discharge cost savings.

Flexibility, Scalability & Accountability
First Docs has a wide reach and investment in physician recruitment and training. We can also more easily adjust hospitalist staffing to managing varying patient demand and volumes.

Quality control is ensured by our In-house Compliance Committee, comprised of key physician stakeholders, including Dr. Bhatia. Our operations team oversees routine audits of billing, coding, and documentation to ensure strict adherence to CMS guidelines and hospital bylaws and best practices.

Clinical Integration & Technology
Leveraging cutting-edge technology and decades of collective experience, our approach to workforce management and patient care is strategic and adaptive. We embrace the digital era with comprehensive virtual health solutions, transitional care management tools,

Training and Clinical Supervision
As a physician-owned practice, all First Docs hospitalists complete a rigorous training and onboarding program led by Board Certified physician mentors. The on-site Medical Director and regional physician leadership ensure ongoing support, optimized workflows, and quality outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

First Docs regularly audits billing, coding, and documentation of our physicians to ensure compliance with relevant guidelines, laws and standards.

Outsourcing physician services helps you save on payroll costs. What’s more, the improved quality of care can support increased revenue with decreased length of stay and increased bed turnover. Focused and collaborative care planning can also reduce post-discharge costs.

Yes. The First Docs team can assist your staff with billing, scheduling, and other administrative tasks.

Partner With First Docs Today

Meet value-based care objectives, create a collaborative environment for your staff, and prioritize delivering quality care in all contexts. First Docs helps you overcome the epidemic of burnt-out doctors with our physician-first practice. Get in touch with us today.

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