Information for Referring Physicians 

Refer a Patient

For transfers, referrals and all patient-care related questions, call the BIDMC Page Operator at 617-667-4700, and ask to be connected to the Hospitalist on-call.

Other Locations

Beth Israel Deaconess offers state-of-the-art hospitalist care at its three community hospitals, staffed by the same specially-trained, board certified hospitalists as its Boston location. Waiting times at BID community hospitals are often much shorter and parking is free.

Contact the Hospitalist Program

For all other matters, please contact our administrative office at  617-754-4677 (HOSP) or feel free to reach us by email at during normal business hours.

Inpatient Care for Referring Physicians

As our reputation has grown, so has our referral base. We now provide inpatient care for hundreds of primary care doctors and specialists in the Boston area and surrounding communities. These include our colleagues at:

  • BIDMC's academic primary care practice
  • Healthcare Associates
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
  • BIDMC affiliated community health centers
  • Private practice groups
  • Many of the local academic institutions

Co-Management Patient Care Model

BIDMC is an academic tertiary care referral center which offers state-of-the-art surgeries, procedures, and consultation. In order to provide the best care for our patients, we have partnered with our specialists to provide a co-management patient care model.

When complex patients are referred for specialty care, we can:

  • Arrange the transfer
  • Assemble the team
  • Provide complete inpatient care
  • Ensure that the patient is safely transitioned to home

Improves Patient Care and Satisfaction

We have found that this model improves patient care and satisfaction, and allows the specialists to focus on their area of expertise.


Scope of Our Practice

As BIDMC has grown, so has the scope of our practice. We co-manage patients with specialists from:

  • Nephrology
  • Infectious disease
  • Interventional pulmonary
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • ERCP
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Interventional radiology services