Hospitalist Program

A hospitalist is a healthcare provider who devotes his or her entire practice to caring for patients in the hospital. Hospitalists spend their workdays at the hospital and do not see patients in an office setting.

If you have a primary care provider at FHN, he or she may ask the hospitalist team to oversee your care. Your provider is still in close contact with the hospitalist regarding your care and condition. Your primary care provider has access to your hospital records and will follow up with you after you leave the hospital.

If you are admitted to the hospital and do not have a primary care provider, our hospitalist team will be in charge of your care. We will help you to find a healthcare provider for follow-up care after you leave the hospital.

Our Providers




Maajid Ekkiswala MD

Specialty: Hospitalist
Board Certification: Family Medicine
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital



Alan Esker MD

Specialty: Hospitalist
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital



Steve Harweger AGACNP-BC

Specialty: Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist
Board Certification: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital, FHN Memorial Hospital



Beth Kalnins MD

Specialty: Hospitalist
Board Certification: Family Medicine
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital



Tami LaSala AGACNP-BC

Specialty: Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist
Board Certification: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital



Irena Markovic MD

Specialty: Hospitalist
Board Certification: Family Medicine
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital



Sarah Marsh FNP-BC

Specialty: Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist
Board Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital



Clarence Parks MD

Specialty: Hospitalist
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital



Olatokunbo Shobande MD

Specialty: Hospitalist
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital



Michele Wilkinson AGACNP-BC

Specialty: Hospitalist
Location: FHN Memorial Hospital




Need help? Finding the right providers for you and your family is an important step in ensuring your best health. If you need help finding a provider, please call us at 1-877-6000-FHN, 1-877-600-0346 ext 965.

Many of our specialty care offices require a referral from primary care for your initial visit, so if you're already an FHN patient, you may need to contact your primary care provider for more information. If you're new to FHN, or don't have a primary care provider, call the number above and you'll have a primary care appointment before you hang up the phone!* Thank you for choosing FHN!

*Restrictions or requirements of health insurance carriers may apply; eligibility will be confirmed during our conversation with you.