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Hospitalist joins Essentia Health-St. Joseph's

Rajshekhar Chakraborty

Dr. Rajshekhar Chakraborty, a hospitalist, has joined Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.

"I really enjoy taking care of patients in the hospital setting," Chakraborty said. "It's gratifying to be able to make sure they get the best care when they need it most."

A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for patients 24 hours a day at St. Joseph's Medical Center. Dr. Chakraborty coordinates care with the patient's primary physician and other specialty services as needed, and forwards information about the hospital stay to the primary care team so they can continue care when the patient leaves the hospital.

Chakraborty earned a medical degree from the University College of Medical Sciences at the University of Delhi, India. He served a residency in internal medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, N.Y. He is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in internal medicine.

Chakraborty encourages patients and their families to be involved in their health care. "It's very important that we work together — that we are all on the same team," he said.

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