Behavioral Health - Hospitalist Program

What is a hospitalist?


A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. Hospitals only see patients in the hospital and are referred by the patient's primary care physician or admitted through the emergency room. They have no outpatient practice. Hospitalists manage all aspects of a patient's care from the time of admission until discharge from the hospital.

BermudezHospitalist at the Center for Behavioral Health at Manatee Memorial

Jennifer Bermudez, MD, earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her post-graduate education includes an internship in pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina and a psychiatric residency at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Bermudez is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a former adjunct clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida.

As a hospitalist, Dr. Bermudez care for patients in the inpatient unit of the hospital who suffer from mental illness and dual diagnoses. She does not see patients outside of the hospital.