The Hospitalist Program
Hospitalists are physicians trained in Internal Medicine or Family Practice who specialize in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. They manage all aspects of a patient’s medical treatment from the time of admission until the time of discharge, working in collaboration with the patient’s own doctor. Hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They only see patients within the hospital.
How does the Hospitalist service work?
The Hospitalist in charge of your care will see you every day and can even see you more than once a day if needed. Hospitalists can quickly follow up on tests and adjust your treatment regimen as needed throughout the day. They also update your primary care doctor on any changes in your condition. Hospitalists are on-site at the hospital every day and are readily available to answer any of your questions.
Being cared for by a Hospitalist can often help speed your recovery and shorten your hospital stay. Since Hospitalists do not have an outside office, they can focus their attention exclusively on your medical care in the hospital. This enables your primary care doctor to be more available to you and your family in the office.
What is the relationship between the Hospitalist and my outside doctor?
At the time of your admission, the Hospitalist will speak with your primary care doctor or specialist, who will share as much information about your medical history as possible. The Hospitalist will then maintain ongoing communication with your doctor and give him or her updates on your condition.
Why might I see more than one Hospitalist while I’m in the hospital?
Hospitalists are a team of doctors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As no one doctor can do this alone, you might be cared for by more than one Hospitalist during your stay. Rest assured that each Hospitalist involved in your care will be fully acquainted with your condition and attentive to your needs while in the hospital.
What happens when I am discharged from the hospital?
When you are discharged, the Hospitalist will discuss your discharge plan with you and prescribe the necessary medications. The Hospitalist will transfer your care back to your primary care doctor or specialist and provide him or her with a detailed report of your hospital stay, including test results and treatment plan.
How do I contact the Hospitalist?
To speak with your Hospitalist while you are in the hospital, you can ask your nurse to call the doctor. If your assigned Hospitalist is not on duty, then another Hospitalist will be able to help you.
For more information on the Hospitalist Program, contact:
Mhroos Peters, M.D., Hospital Medicine Director: (516) 562-6383 Mhroos.Peters@chsli.org
Dawn M. Smith McKay, Program Coordinator, Hospital Medicine: (516) 562-6385 DawnM.SmithMcKay@chsli.org
St. Francis Hospital Hospitalist Team
Mhroos Peters, M.D., FAAFP, SFHM, ABHPM, ABOM, CHCQM is Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, and Director of the Medical Weight Management Program. Dr. Peters is board-certified in Family Medicine since 2008, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine since 2010. He is also board certified in Obesity Medicine since 2016. He completed his residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, where he also served as a chief resident. Dr. Peters obtained his Medical Degree in 1997 at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He has been practicing Family and Hospital Medicine on Long Island since 2008. Dr. Peters is an active member of the St Francis Hospital Medical Staff, where he serves as a key member of several committees. He is also active in the local Long Island chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine. He holds membership with the American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Hospital Medicine, Christian Medical & Dental Association. He also has interest in post-acute care and healthcare delivery after hospital discharge. Dr. Peters has particular interest in Obesity Medicine, Nutrition, Palliative Medicine, and the interplay between Spirituality and Medicine. Dr. Peters has also co-authored a chapter in Taylor’s Manual of Family Practice.
Jasmeet Kaur, M.D., Associate Director, is certified in internal medicine, nephrology, and is also board certified as a clinical hypertension specialist. Dr. Kaur graduated from St. George's University and then went on to complete her medical residency at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital in 2007 and nephrology fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital in 2010. Since then, she has had the opportunity to work both as a hospitalist and as a nephrologist. She was previously working as a nephrologist for past five years with-in the NSLIJ system before joining the St. Francis Hospitalist program.
Mohammed Bari, M.D., FACP, is a Hospitalist who has been board certified in internal medicine since 2010. He completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY, in 2010. After receiving his medical degree from Bangladesh Medical School in 1994, Dr. Bari gained experience by working as a house officer in Urology and Neurosurgery for several years. He also worked as a research assistant in the Stroke Unit at Lutheran Medical Center where he was actively involved in clinical research. Dr. Bari currently serves as a member of the Stroke Committee in addition to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at St. Francis Hospital.
Rachelle de la Fuente, M.D., completed her residency training in internal medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital affiliated to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2005. She graduated from the School of Medicine and Pharmacy from the State University of Haiti in 1992 and had prior experience as an ophthalmologist. Prior to joining St Francis Hospital, she practiced as a teaching attending physician at Bronx Lebanon Hospital and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Clinical Educator Track at Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 2013, as well as an Adjunct clinical Assistant Professor at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2011. Dr. de la Fuente is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Rajan Dey, M.D., is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He attended medical school at Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong , Bangladesh and completed his residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center , Queens NY. He completed his fellowship training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn NY. Prior to joining to St Francis, Dr. Dey worked as a Hospitalist at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Upstate NY.
Igor Elman, D.O., is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and a recent graduate of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program with a dual degree of Allopathic and Osteopathic Internist training in Southern New Jersey. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree in 2012 from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dr. Elman is a passionate about community service and volunteerism since high school and throughout college. He also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Dr. Elman is committed to outstanding excellence in patient care and is passionate about improving the wellbeing of his patients.
Maria Fedoseeva, M.D., is an experienced Hospitalist who is board certified in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency training at St John’s Episcopal Hospital in 2011 in Far Rockaway, NY. She earned her medical degree from Arkhangelsk State Medical Academy in Arkhangelsk, Russia. Prior to joining St. Francis Hospital, she practiced as an Internist in traditional internal medicine practice in Queens for three years. During that time, she worked as a hospitalist for QLIMG at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, in Far Rockaway, NY, and also as a primary care physician at QLIMG Rockaway office in Far Rockaway for two years.
Doina Glodan, M.D., FACP, FHM is an experienced Hospitalist who is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and in Geriatrics. She completed her residency and fellowship training at NY Presbyterian Brooklyn NY Methodist Hospital in 2003. She earned her Medical Degree from “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine in Iasi, Romania, where she also has prior experience as a cardiologist. Prior to joining St Francis Hospital, she practiced as a Hospitalist at Glen Cove Hospital in the Northwell Health System for three years. Before that she worked at Hebrew Health Care, a state-of-the-art nursing home and geriatric hospital in West Hartford, CT, and also as a private internist/geriatrician on the South Shore of Long Island, affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. She is an active member and Fellow of The American Society of Hospital Medicine, member of American Geriatric Society, American Medical Association and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians. She is an active member of the Stroke Committee and Medication Safety Committee in St Francis Hospital.
Dmitry Goft, M.D., is board certified in Family Medicine. He completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Goft has interests in palliative care medicine and transition of care.
Jeremy Lawrence, M.D., is is board certified in Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from Stony Brook Medical School in 2010. He completed his residency training at Stony Brook University Hospital from 2010-2013. He has since worked as a hospitalist at South Nassau Community Hospital where he helped pilot a new Internal Medicine Clerkship for medical students. He joined the St. Francis team as a Nocturnist in 2017.
Jiju Mathew, M.D., is a board certified internal medicine physician. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his bachelor’s degree in biology followed by completing medical school at Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC which also included training experience at the NIH. He then worked for two years as a hospitalist for Kaiser Permanente in Arlington, Virginia. He is originally from New Hyde Park and decided to join St. Francis so that he could return to serve his hometown community.
Myat Myo, M.D., is board certified in Internal Medicine. A graduate of the University of Medicine in Yangon, Myanmar, she then completed an internal medicine residency program at North General Hospital (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) in 2008. Dr. Myo comes to St. Francis Hospital, after having extensive Hospitalist medicine experience in several hospitals in New Hampshire and Long Island. She served as an Associate Program Director and clinical faculty at Mather Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program since 2016 and Assistant Professor of the Hofstra-Northwell Health School of Medicine since 2018.
Jin Song, M. D., Ph.D., is board certified in internal medicine. She attended medical school at Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing, China. She also earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine for renal vascular physiology and hypertension research. She completed her residency training at St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. Prior to joining St Francis Hospital, she practiced as a hospitalist in Connecticut for over 6 years including Norwalk Hospital and also, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital-A Hartford HealthCare Partner. She is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Physiological Society.
Alvin Varghese, D.O., is a Family Physician. He attended Binghamton University for his undergraduate studies in Molecular Psychobiology and then completed his medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to residency training in Family Medicine at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. His academic interests include Hospital Medicine and Global Health. His passion to help others motivates him to deliver excellent patient care. Dr. Varghese’s colleagues and mentors describe him as a compassionate physician with excellent clinical skills.
Nancy Zeitoun, M.D., FACP, SFHM, is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. Dr. Zeitoun has being practicing hospital medicine for over 10 years. She completed a combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency program at Albany Medical Center, NY. She obtained her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians. She was a teaching attending at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Assistant Professor of the Hofstra-Northwell Health School of Medicine. Dr. Zeitoun joined the medical staff at St. Francis Hospital in October, 2017.
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