Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine is a relatively new subspecialty of Internal Medicine that has now become a discipline in widespread use throughout the United States, and it is being used more frequently in Canada and Australia as well. Internists practicing hospital medicine are frequently called “hospitalists”. The need for this type of physician grew out of the increasing complexity of patients requiring hospital care and the need for dedicated members to oversee their management. By focusing their practice on this specific group of patients, hospitalists gain specialized knowledge in managing very ill patients and are able to provide high quality, evidence-based, and efficient patient care in hospital settings. With the increasing base of medical knowledge needed to practice both inpatient and outpatient medical care, along with the increasing number of rules and regulations regarding both of these, the need for specialization in inpatient care has risen exponentially and the demand for these type of providers has risen with it. It is the desire of our program to meet the patient care, case management, utilization, and other needs of our own hospital, while also teaching our house staff how to function in this role in the community once they complete their training here.

Currently our Hospital Medicine program is incorporated into our general Internal Medicine residency program. Residents participate in direct care of hospitalized patients and return those patients and their outcomes to their primary providers upon discharge. Residents also participate and receive training in the management of patients with regard to efficiency, meeting social and medical needs, communication with patient families, discharge planning, medical record documentation, and patient disposition, all of which are vital roles of the hospitalists in any health system. ACGME and ABIM both now recognize Hospital Medicine as a separate designation, and we hope to soon offer our Internal Medicine residents the opportunity to choose a Hospital Medicine track and complete their residency in Hospital Medicine and to be able to sit for Hospital Medicine board certification upon completion. Our program also offers our faculty, house staff, and students the opportunity to participate in a wide array of research topics pertaining to subjects including clinical medicine, case management, utilization review, quality improvement, patient experience, etc. We are actively recruiting physicians to join our growing staff of academic and clinical hospitalists.

Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine

Michael Sewell, MD

Michael Sewell, MD

Dr. Mike Sewell joined the faculty of Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport in January of 2019. He is the Chief of the Hospital Medicine Section and the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program. Previously Dr. Sewell worked in a traditional inpatient and outpatient medicine practice for 15 years, and then worked as a hospitalist, specializing in hospitalized patients with serious conditions. He was the Chief of Staff for a private health care system for 5 years, served as Home Health Director for 7 years, and served in physician leadership roles in various appointments throughout his tenure in Bossier. He is happy to bring his commitment to improving healthcare and his passion for teaching to LSU Health Shreveport. His interests are fishing, bow hunting, and rooting for the LSU Tigers and the Atlanta Braves. He is married with a blended family of 9 children and 2 grandchildren.

OUR FACULTY

Abid Mahsud, MD

Abid Mahsud, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Vinh Nguyen, MD

Vinh Nguyen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Alok Pant, MD

Alok Pant, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Michael Sewell, MD

Michael Sewell, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine