Hospitalist Services

GRMC’s Board Certified Hospitalists are highly skilled physicians dedicated to delivering world class medical care and strive to improve the quality of life for each patient. Our Hospitalists diagnose, counsel, discuss therapeutic options and prognosis, as well as provide post-acute care options for rehabilitation.

Hospitalists

There are many benefits of having a Hospitalist oversee your medical care during your stay at GRMC.

  • Daily evaluations from a GRMC Hospitalist focusing on patients needs and developing a personalized care plan.
  • Coordination of inpatient services with other medical specialties such as Cardiology, Neurology and Urology.
  • Ordering, reviewing and analyzing blood tests, x-rays, and other procedures to best plan next steps for care.
  • Overseeing discharge, planning and coordinating the transition of patient care to a post-acute care setting.

The day of discharge, a Hospitalist will write a discharge summary, which is sent to your primary care physician. The discharge summary will include a detailed description of the reason for admission, treatment(s) and procedure(s) performed during your stay, discharge diagnosis and recommendations for a safe transition of medical care.

Hospitalist Mission

To efficiently coordinate, and provide high-value, compassionate health care to hospitalized patient at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center preventing complications and improving outcomes through an interprofessional team approach.

Hospitalist Vision

We aim to be recognized as one of the more dynamic, dependable, and elite community hospitalist programs through a commitment to outstanding patient care, satisfaction and culture of interprofessional collaboration.

 

Get to know GRMC’s Hospitalist Team

 

Juan Arenas, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in HCQM

 

Dr. Juan Arenas is board certified in internal medicine. He completed medical school and a residency as a general surgeon in Venezuela. After moving to the United States, Dr. Arenas spent two years as a research fellow at Wake Forest in North Carolina, followed by a second residency in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University.


 

Sarah Lester, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine

 

 

Dr. Sarah Lester completed her broad-based Family Practice residency at the acclaimed John Peter Smith in Fort Worth, completing her years of Texas-based education as a National Merit Scholar, a magna cum laude graduate of Texas A&M, and medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in San Antonio.


 

Martin Levett, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

 

 

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Levett completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He continues to actively serve in the U.S. Navy Reserves and holds the rank of Captain. Dr. Levett strives to make patients feel like they are family and keep them informed about their medical conditions, as well as options and therapeutic goals.


 

MaKenzi Burke, MHS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant, Master in Health Science

 

 

Makenzi Burke is a certified physician assistant who received her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). While obtaining her degree, she volunteered her time mentoring fellow physician assistant students, as well as organizing fundraising opportunities, including partnering with Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Prior to joining the GRMC Hospitalist team, MaKenzi was a Medical Assistant to a pediatrics clinic in Oklahoma. MaKenzi is highly skilled in various specialties including pediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, primary care, and mental health; bringing a wealth of knowledge to GRMC.