Care Coordination Center
Post-Hospital Follow-Up Appointment
Discharge time may be hectic. Information important to your recovery is given when you are discharged from the emergency department, hospital, or nursing facility, but you may have questions when you get home. Studies have shown that people do not remember all the instructions given to them during this time, and this can affect the recovery process. This is a one time visit that your primary care doctor expects and encourages you to take advantage of.
Helping Your Recovery
The Care Coordination Center will provide a less hurried environment where your discharge instructions will be reviewed again by a doctor or nurse practitioner that is committed to your recovery. By coming into the center, you and your family will have ample time with the doctor or nurse practitioner, who will go over your discharge instructions, your medical condition, test results, medication list, and, follow-up plans and answer any questions you may have. Our staff can schedule your follow-up appointments. A full report will be communicated to your primary care physician. This will help reduce your risk for complications that may lead to re-hospitalization.
Who Will Be Seeing You
Dr. Ujjwala Dheeriya is a Board Certified Internal Medicine doctor who has 13 years of experience in primary care and hospital medicine. Experienced nurse practitioners work closely with Dr. Dheeriya. They will be coordinating care with your hospitalist, your primary care doctor, consultants, home health nurse, and ambulatory case manager. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your dietary instructions with our nutrition counselor.
What You Should Bring
In order to ensure a more meaningful visit, please bring the following with you:
- All the discharge information given to you by the hospital or nursing home, including the discharge medication list
- All the medication bottles you have at home: prescriptions by any physician, vitamins, herbal drugs, and over-the-counter medications
- Any family member or caretaker who is actively involved in your care
- Your pharmacy name and phone number
You will be billed your co-insurance amount. Dr. Alexander J. Shen, Inc. is the provisional corporation for Torrance Memorial Hospitalist Associates, and professional charges will be billed on this name. For any question regarding your physician bill, please contact our billing office at 310-891-6710.
2900 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505