Hospitalist – A hospitalist is a doctor who provides care for patients in a hospital setting. They have the same education and training as a primary care doctor but specialize in providing hospital care. Dr. Asadi is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Asadi’s natural personality tendencies help in his line of work: He has a BIG curiosity and a GREAT desire to assist others. He has been a hospitalist since 2006 . Dr. Asadi provides hospitalist services at Northern Colorado Rehab Hospital in Johnstown five days a week in addition to providing services to rural hospitals 4 to 6 (24 hour) shifts per month.
Dr. Asadi enjoys working in smaller rural hospitals that usually have difficulty in recruiting qualified staff due to their locations. He is happy to lend his expertise to those locations and those patients. He especially enjoys working with the people they serve. He likes to make local friends at each of his work locations and learn about and patronize local businesses and restaurants. Since he also loves to drive, he enjoys his time in the car even before he begins his shift for the day.
As a doctor who shares his expertise at multiple locations and who has seen many patients over the years, he has many success stories. When asked to share one of his stories, Dr. Asadi was able to single out one memorable case for this article. He explained about a patient who kept returning to the ER after recurring bouts of pneumonia –The patient and Dr. Asadi puzzled over why he kept getting so sick. While evaluating the patient in the ER on his THIRD visit, Dr. Asadi (because of his training and considering possible causes) specifically asked him if he had bird pets. The patient responded that yes, he did own a parakeet. Dr. Asadi had discovered that parakeet droppings are a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria, which could have a direct relation to the patient’s breathing and his recurring pneumonia. Dr. Asadi was able to treat the symptoms correctly and solve the patient’s continuing problem.
“If you ask the right questions and listen to patients, most of the time (doctors) arrive at their diagnosis even before a single test,” said Dr. Asadi in closing. “That is the art of medicine.”
What does Dr. Asadi like to do in his “spare time”? He enjoys cooking good, healthy food, and eating it. “Eat and Cook- cook and eat,” he quipped. “I also love to drive and hike.” He has helped raise his five children and enjoys balancing his home life with the professional life that he loves.