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Midwest Internal Medicine Hospitalists

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Midwest Internal Medicine Hospitalists consists of board-certified physicians based at Mercy Hospital.

Also known as hospitalists, our physicians work in partnership with the patient's primary physician to provide the hospitalized patient with an added level of continuous care.

As hospitalists, our physicians respond to an increasing need for inpatient consultations to specialists and surgeons. Referring physicians appreciate the increased level of contact with the patient's family and patients benefit from the additional care.

Meet our hospitalists

For more information or to contact us, call 763-236-6000.

Frequently asked questions

Who are Midwest Internal Medicine Hospitalists?

Midwest Internal Medicine Hospitalists are internal medicine and pediatric physicians who provide care to hospitalized patients at Mercy Hospital. We provide in-hospital care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More commonly known as "hospitalists," we are highly experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and coordination of care of hospitalized patient. Think of us as your primary care doctor while you are hospitalized.

Why am I being treated by a doctor other than my personal physician?

Your personal physician referred you to Midwest Internal Medicine Hospitalists because we are skilled internal medicine specialists whose primary focus is on the care of the hospitalized patient.

Your MIM hospitalist doctor will direct your care, answer your questions, and coordinate your discharge plans. He or she will stay in contact with your personal physician during your stay.

Will I see more than one doctor while I'm at Mercy Hospital?

You may have more than one MIM hospitalist if you have a prolonged hospital stay. Our electronic health record system will ensure that all relevant information regarding your care will be conveyed to your physician(s).

What will my personal physician know about my hospital stay?

During your hospital stay, your MIM hospitalist will contact your personal physician to obtain additional medical history and discuss treatment plans, if necessary. Upon discharge, a letter detailing your hospital stay, test results and follow-up instructions will be sent to your clinic physician.

Which doctor will I see after I am discharged from the hospital?

When you are discharged from the hospital, your outpatient physician will resume responsibility for your care. Depending on your outpatient medical needs, you may also be under the care of other specialist physicians.

Does my health insurance cover hospitalist care?

Midwest Internal Medicine Hospitalists doctors participate in almost all insurance plans. If you are concerned about insurance, please contact your health care plan.

A physician-referral inpatient care service

To refer or admit a patient call,
or (763-23MERCY).

Midwest Internal Medicine (MIM) has established an excellent reputation within the medical community, providing inpatient care at Mercy Hospital for more than 30 years and hospitalist services since 1994.

Our collaboration ensures continuity of care and a smooth transition at discharge for patients and their primary and consulting physicians.

A MIM hospitalist is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Midwest Internal Medicine Hospitalist Service provides personal, well-coordinated, quality care to a variety of patients who present with a single problem or with multiple complex medical problems.

About the hospitalists

Our physicians are board-certified with specialized clinical skills specific to the hospitalized patient and are comfortable in the tertiary care setting. They visit patients daily and are available for patient and family consultation.

Meet our hospitalists


  • In-house coverage 24-7-365
  • Board-certified internists
  • Vent management and critical care
  • Post-operative medical management
  • Timely communication with referral sources
  • Care of all patients without a primary care physician admitted through the emergency department
  • Care of all patients with a primary care physician without Mercy Hospital privileges admitted through the emergency department
  • Direct admission of patients from regional outpatient clinics
  • Direct admission of patients transferred from referring hospitals in and around Minnesota