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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

Vishal T. Bhakta, MD

Hospitalists
Bhakta-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.

Bryan A. Ennis, MD

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Ennis-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
Farooqi-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.

David M. Finigan, MD

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Finigan-Hospitalists Dr. David M. Finigan provides patient care as a Hospitalist with the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group. He is board certified in internal medicine and is prepared to provide care to patients suffering from a wide range of diseases.

Adrienne A. James, MD

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James-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

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Karacki-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.

Ahmad Karim, MD

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Karim Hospitalists Dr. Ahmad Karim graduated from the Eastern Virginia Medical School Medical College in 2010. He works in Arlington, VA and specializes in Internal Medicine. Dr. Karim is affiliated with Virginia...

Manesh G. Nachnani, MD

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Nachnani-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

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Ouellette-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 Piggee

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Piggee-PRACTICE 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

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Prasad 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...

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