Santaella, Elliot, MD

Elliot Santaella, MD

1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Phone: (941) 917-8560
Fax: (941) 917-2675
Education: Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico
Internship: St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce, PR
Residency: University Hospital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

What Is A Obstetrical Hospitalist?
Hospitalists are one of the fastest growing medical specialties today. They are state licensed physicians who specialize in obstetrical medicine in a hospital setting. Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group Obstetrical (OB) Hospitalists employ board-certified obstetric and gynecologic physicians.

What Role Do Hospitalists Take In My Care?
During your stay at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, you may come under care of our dedicated team of onsite Obstetrical Hospitalists who will manage your care while in the hospital. Hospitalists only see patients in the hospital setting. After you leave the hospital, any medical issues or follow up care you may need should be directed to an outpatient OB/GYN physician.  Our OB hospitalists work onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure patients receive the highest quality care.

Benefits of Hospitalist Care

  • Expedited Care: Because they work in the hospital, our Hospitalists are available around the clock to address your care needs that can arise throughout the day, speeding up clinical decision-making, and in many cases, shortening your hospital stay.
  • Coordinated Communication with Care Team: Hospitalists consult with other specialists and nurses involved in your care, following up on tests and treatments and ensuring that everyone stays informed and abreast of your care plan.

Who Pays for Hospitalists’ Medical Care?
Sarasota Memorial bills medical insurance directly as a courtesy to all patients. Charges are comparable to the fees patients would pay to their private physician caring for them in the hospital. Physician hospitalist fees are waived for uninsured patients who qualify for charity care.