Hospitalist

Our Hospitalists are Board Certified Internists and Family Practioners who ensure your patients receive the proper level of quality medical attention during their hospital stay. With the growing demands in private and group practices, it has become difficult for many primary care providers to provide the additional time needed for the inpatient care. Our sole focus is your patients’ inpatient care to include coordination of any necessary consults with specialty physicians. The Hospitalists work exclusively in the hospital and provide 24/7/365 continuous hands on care to their patients to ensure your patients get the best and efficient care on a day to day basis. When ready for discharge, the Hospitalist will work to ensure a smooth transition back to the outpatient setting.

Hospitalist Goals:

  • To Improve Safety and Efficiency
  • To Improve Family/Patient Satisfaction
  • To Decrease Unnecessary Readmissions
  • To Provide a quality service to Health Care Providers
  • To Create an Environment and Culture of Accountability
  • To Improve Quality and Outcomes

Hospitalist Program

Valley Baptist Medical Center at Harlingen
2101 Pease Street, Suite 1G
Harlingen, TX 78550
P: (956) 389-6565

Our Providers:

  •  Isaac Andrade, M.D. – Family Medicine
  • Niru Cepeda, MD
  • Gustavo Garcia, MD
  • Roberto Hernandez, M.D., Program Director – Internal Medicine
  • George Huddleston, MD
  • Jose Lerma, MD
  • Arlyn Otero Lugo, MD
  • Sonia Martinez, DO
  • Joel Pallapati, MD
  • Raul Reyes, MD
  • Christopher Romero, MD
  • Qazi Siddique, MD
  • Nereida Araiza, NP
  • Patricia Garza, NP