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Hospitalists

What is a Hospitalist?

Hospitalists are hospital-based Physicians who focus on providing comprehensive medical care of hospitalized patients. They are responsible for coordinating all aspects of inpatient care during a hospital stay.

Virginia Hospital Center has successfully implemented a hospitalist program since 2007.  If you are admitted, Virginia Hospital Center hospitalists will work closely with your primary care doctors and other spe­cialists during your inpatient stay.

Our hospitalists are board-certified internal medicine doctors who see you when you are admitted, care for your needs and coordinate your care with your primary care physician (PCP) after discharge. While your PCP may not see you while you are in the hospital, your hospitalist will keep them well informed of your progress.

The hospitalist program is an excellent addition to the health services provided by Virginia Hospital Center and advances our mission to provide you with excellent and safe care when you need it most.


Patient Advantages

  • Access

Patients of VHC will have access to a Hospitalist 24 hours a day. Hospitalists are familiar with all aspects of the hospital and its staff and can answer questions and address any concerns.

  • Continuity of Care

While you are hospitalized, Hospitalists work with all the Physicians on your medical team to coordinate and improve the efficiency of your care and decrease the amount of time you stay in the hospital.

  • Communication with your Primary Care Physician

Your Primary Care Physician is the one doctor who knows everything about your health. Your PCP knows your personal and family medical history, has the resources available to help you make lifestyle changes, and knows when to recommend appropriate tests and screenings. If admitted to the Hospital, our Hospitalists will communicate directly with your Primary Care Physician to assure personalized, top-quality patient care.

Our Medical Team

Shannon Asko, PA-C

Hospitalists
Shannon Asko, PA-C earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Francis Marion University, graduating with Summa cum laude honors in 2002. She went on to study at Medical University...

Wint Aye, MD

Hospitalists
Wint Aye, MD received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University in 2007, before attending medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in...

Vishal T. Bhakta, MD

Hospitalists
Dr. Vishal T. Bhakta is a Hospitalist with VHC Physician Group. He received his medical degree from University of Arkansas College of Medicine at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR and is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Jeremy Bousselot, MD

Hospitalists
Jeremy Bousselot, MD is a Nocturnist with the Hospitalist group. After graduating from Georgetown School of Medicine in 2011, he completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He...

Furqan Chaudhry, MD

Hospitalists
Furqan Chaudhry received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of Virginia before attending medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2014. He completed his residency at...

Lisa Coons, PA

Hospitalists
Lisa Coons, PA, attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 1994, before attending George Washington University in Washington, DC, where...

Kristen Costello, PA

Hospitalists
Kristen Costello, PA received a Bachelor in Science in Biomedical Studies from Marquette University in 2010, before earning a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the same university, where...

Bryan A. Ennis, MD

Hospitalists
Dr. Bryan A. Ennis, MD is a board certified Hospitalist with Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group. After receiving his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, he completed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Aysha Farooqi, MD

Hospitalists
Specializing in the field of Internal Medicine, Dr. Aysha Farooqi provides patient care as a Hospitalist with the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group. After receiving her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University she completed her residency.

Natasha Hakkal, MD

Hospitalists
Natasha Hakkal, MD attended the College of William and Mary, graduating in 2009, before receiving her medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in 2013. She went on...

Noriko Hunter, MD

Hospitalists
Noriko Hunter, MD received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University where she graduated with Cum Laude Honors. She attended medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine, before...

Adrienne A. James, MD

Hospitalists
Adrienne A. James is a Hospitalist with VHC Physician Group. She received her medical degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Peter S. Karacki, MD

Hospitalists
Dr. Peter S. Karacki is a Hospitalist with the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group. After graduating from Swarthmore College, Dr. Karacki received a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2007.

Rebecca Martin, MD

Hospitalists
Dr. Rebecca Martin earned her Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2002. She went on to graduate from Texas A&M College of Medicine in Temple,...

Shay Mitchell, ACNPC

Hospitalists
Shay Mitchell is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Mennonite University, where he graduated with cum laude honors in 2006. He...

Manesh G. Nachnani, MD

Hospitalists
In addition to providing inpatient care at Virginia Hospital Center, Dr. Manesh G. Nachnani serves as Vice-Chair of Primary Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from Ross George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science.

Peter J. Ouellette, MD

Hospitalists
Specializing in the field of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ouellette is prepared to provide care to adult patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses and diseases, ranging from the very common to the very rare.

Mia Watts, MD

Hospitalists
Mia Piggee, MD is a Hospitalist with the VHC Physician Group. She received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in 2001 before completing her residency at Wayne State University.

Shanti Prasad, MD

Hospitalists
Dr. Shanti Prasad graduated from the Kasturba Med Coll Manipal, Manipal Acad Higher Ed, Manipal, Karnataka in 1986. He works in Arlington, VA and specializes in Internal Medicine. He speaks...

Guillermo Rivell

Hospitalists
Guillermo Rivell, MD attended the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2013, before becoming a resident of Georgetown Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Before receiving his medical degree, Dr. Rivell...

Rebecca Szatkowski, PA-C

Hospitalists
Rebecca Szatkowski earned her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006. In 2006, she began work as a Hospitalist Physician Assistant in Naples,...

Jeanie Yoon

Hospitalists
Jeanie Christina Yoon, MD attended the Harvard University where she received her undergraduate degree in Physicias in 2002. She went on to receive her medical degree from Harvard University in...

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