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Our Inpatient Care Team

Our inpatient care team works together to coordinate care, monitor progress and streamline treatment to help patients recover from illness, injury or surgery.

This team includes intensivists and hospitalists, as well as doctors and nurses with a range of specialties.

Intensivists and hospitalists

Intensivists are doctors who have received special training to treat patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). They focus on the overall care of these patients, rather than treating issues in specific parts of the body. Intensivists only see intensive care patients, so they are experienced in caring for people in critical condition.

Hospitalists specialize in hospital patients’ care and can serve as a primary care doctor for people without one. Because they only work in the hospital, these specialists have a deep understanding of how it operates.

Hospitalists can help patients with many aspects of care. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, or your doctor is too far away, hospitalists make sure you receive necessary healthcare services. They also can help you make decisions about your care and discuss the factors that influence your treatment. Hospitalists are well versed in medicine and are available at all times for questions.

Depending on a patient’s condition, their care team may include other specialists such as respiratory therapists, physical therapists and surgeons.

Meet our inpatient care team

Steven H Brizendine, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Area of Focus: Hospitalist
Primary Location:
Platte Valley Medical Center
1600 Prairie Center Parkway
Brighton, CO 80601

Taekwondo J Byrd, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
Sound Physicians
1301 Solana Blvd Bldg 2 Ste 2200
Westlake, TX 76262
Primary Location:
St. Mary's Hospitalists
2635 N 7th St Ste 4205
Grand Junction, CO 81501-8209
Fax: 817-796-2354
Accepting New Patients Yes

Amy T Cacace, MD

Specialties: Critical Care Medicine
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206-2761
Phone: 303-270-2868
Fax: 303-398-1211
Accepting New Patients Yes

Hunaif A Dar, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Area of Focus: Hospitalist
Primary Location:
Midtown Inpatient Medicine
835 E 18th Ave #110
Denver, CO 80202-4228
Fax: 303-398-1211

James I Meyer, MD

Specialties: Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Primary Location:
Platte Valley Internal Medicine and Pulmonary
1606 Prairie Center Parkway, Ste 310
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303-659-5800
Fax: 303-659-5156
Accepting New Patients Yes

Claudia Onofrei, MD

Specialties: Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Primary Location:
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St Room A01
Denver, CO 80206-2761
Phone: 303-388-4461
Fax: 303-398-1211
Accepting New Patients Yes

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