The Inpatient Neurology service at St. Vincent Healthcare is staffed by full time neurohospitalists. A neurohospitalist, also called a hospitalist neurologist, is a neurologist who remains at the hospital and who is also available on-call to care for patients who have been admitted to St. Vincent Healthcare and require neurological care. The Hospitalist Neurologist is one of the first responders to a neurologic trauma, such as a stroke, and provides telemedicine consultations with outlying facilities. At the request of the admitting physician, a Hospitalist Neurologist will also provide consultative services for adults hospitalized who are exhibiting neurologic symptoms.
The Neurohospitalist program at St. Vincent Healthcare was the first of it's kind for Billings and the surrounding region. This program provides all patients on the St. Vincent Healthcare campus with 24/7 access to a dedicated Neurology specialist.
James Richards, MD
Anita Venkataramana, MD