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Revolutionizing Neurological Care: The TeleNeuroHospitalist Rounding Advantage for Your Facility

By: | Tags: , , , , , , , , | January 11th, 2024

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, the landscape of hospital rounding is continually evolving to meet the demands of modern medicine. One innovative solution gaining traction is teleneurohospitalist scheduled rounding, a service that not only addresses the specific needs of patients with neurological symptoms but also brings forth a multitude of benefits in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and improved patient satisfaction.

TeleSpecialists offers TeleNeuroHospitalist Rounding to complement our TeleStroke and TeleEEG services. When partnering with our TeleNeuroHospitalist service, hospitals are assured of continuity of care for their patients and seamless data integration into their native EMR.

Elevating Continuity of Care

Our expert-trained, board-certified neurologists provide follow-up consults for retained stroke patients presenting with a spectrum of neurological symptoms. From common issues like dizziness and vertigo to more complex conditions such as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), migraines, seizures, metabolic encephalopathy, and lumbar radiculopathy, the service is designed to provide specialized care for a wide array of neurological concerns.

TeleNeuroHospitalist is most effective when paired with our TeleStroke service, as this allows for continuity in care. Patients treated by our neurologist upon arriving in the Emergency Department (ED) receive follow-up care from a neurologist in our same network. The rounding neurologist, stationed remotely, functions much like an in-person specialist, examining patients and providing consultations virtually. Leveraging advanced telemedicine technology, the neurologist on the cart engages with the patient in real-time, fostering a sense of connection and personalized care regardless of physical distance.

Standardized Workflows for Quality Care

One of the significant advantages of our TeleNeuroHospitalist Rounding is the standardization of workflows. This allows physicians to seamlessly integrate with the hospital-based team, fostering collaboration and ensuring the highest quality of care. The standardized approach helps in minimizing variations in practice, leading to more consistent and reliable patient outcomes.

Additionally, it also streamlines the order management process. Neurologists can update orders directly into the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system, ensuring accurate and timely documentation of patient care. This not only enhances efficiency but also contributes to a more comprehensive and integrated approach to healthcare.

Efficiency, Cost-Effectiveness, and Patient Satisfaction

The adoption of TeleNeuroHospitalist scheduled rounding brings forth a myriad of benefits for healthcare providers and patients alike. The efficiency gains from streamlined workflows and virtual consultations contribute to a more agile and responsive healthcare system. This not only saves time but also allows for more effective allocation of resources.

From a cost perspective, our TeleNeuroHospitalist Rounding service is a cost-effective solution for hospitals. The reduction in travel expenses for neurologists and the optimized use of technology contribute to overall cost savings, which can be channeled into other aspects important to your facility’s needs.

Perhaps most importantly, the patient experience is significantly enhanced. Virtual consultations provide a level of convenience for patients, eliminating the need for unnecessary travel and reducing waiting times. This, coupled with the specialized care provided by neurologists, contributes to improved patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Getting Started

As the nation’s largest TeleNeurology provider, conducting over 20,000 neurology consults monthly and having a physician on-screen presence in under three minutes, we stand ready to assist our partner hospitals and elevate the services of others seeking to enhance their programs. Discover how our TeleNeuroHospitalist Rounding service can revolutionize your hospital’s stroke program today.

Nattasha Acevedo, MD

Dr. Acevedo received her medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and did her neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She went on to do a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Emory School of Medicine in Atla nta, Georgia and then joined private practice in Fort Myers, Florida. She currently resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She likes running, paddle boarding and spending time with family.
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Bernadette Borte, MD

Dr. Borte received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Her areas of interest include inpatient neurology and acute stroke. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Borte joined the TeleSpecialist family in March of 2019.
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Mazen Almidani, MD

Dr. Almidani is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and board certified in epilepsy, as well as neurology with special  qualification in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Almidani is happily married with 4 children. His oldest son has autism and his daughter has complicated seizures; both were a drive for him to become a neurologist. Dr. Almidani enjoys soccer, running and spending time with his family. He is very involved with his sons’ therapy and helping with daily challenges. He is double board certified in Pediatric and Adult Neurology and Epilepsy. He sees children and adults. He also participates in charities for children in Syria who may be underprivileged and/or affected by the war. Dr. Almidani joined TeleSpecialists in August 2020.
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Amanda Cheshire, MD

Dr. Cheshire received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She did a fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cheshire is double board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She enjoys traveling, reading and music. She currently resides in Viera, Florida.  Dr. Cheshire joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.
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Jessica Floyd, MD

Dr. Floyd completed her neurology residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida followed by fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology with focus in EEG and epilepsy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She has particular interest in hospital neurology and patient education as well as the blossoming specialty of lifestyle medicine. She strives to take advantage of every encounter with patients and medical staff to empower them to do their own research into how daily thoughts, choices, and habits can add up to create greater and longer-lasting brain and neurologic health for ourselves and our loved ones. She lives in Florence, South Carolina with her awesome husband of 13 plus years and three beautiful children. She is an avid yogi, astrologer, and lover of food and all things neurology! Dr. Floyd joined the TeleSpecialist family in July 2017.
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Nancy Futrell, MD

Dr. Futrell received her medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also did her neurology residency at the University of Utah as well as a research fellowship in cerebral vascular disease at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has authored 2 books and 50 peer reviewed papers. 
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Rebecca Jimenez-Sanders, MD

Dr. Jimenez Sanders received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, and her medical degree from the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed her neurology residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where she also did a specialized headache medicine and facial pain fellowship. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and her two daughters. She is also fluent in Spanish and Italian languages, and enjoys photography, baking, boating, and biking.
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Cory Lamar, MD

Dr. Lamar received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship and residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Following residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in neurophysiology, with a concentration in epilepsy. He currently resides in Florida and enjoys outdoor activities.
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Clifford Meyers, MD

Dr. Meyers received his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Rochester, where he also did a neurophysiology fellowship. Dr. Meyers resides in Webster, New York with his wife and daughter. When not doing teleneurology, he enjoys playing sports with his wife and daughter.
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Tao Tong, MD

Dr. Tong received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed her neurology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where she also did a neuromuscular/EMG fellowship.  She currently resides in College Station, Texas. Dr. Tong is married with two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.
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Shubhangi Chumble, MD

Dr. Chumble attended BJ Medical School. She is a board certified neurologist with a subspeciality interest in sleep medicine. Dr. Chumble did her residency at Howard University in Washington DC and has practiced neurology since 2001 in private and corporate settings. She lives in Melbourne, Florida and loves the sunshine state. Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, cooking , traveling and meeting new people. She also loves to do stained glass, pottery and painting. She joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.
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