I work in a small hospital, we have hospitalists, and we also have a few general practitioners who admit their own patients, and are usually easily accessible. However, last week, one of the practitioners admitted a patient through the ED and after I assessed her, I realized she was having severe exacerbation of CHF. I paged him SIX times, and he never called back. There was no diuretic ordered. Her bp was through the roof because she hadn't taken her ACE inhibitor that morning, none was ordered. The admitting doc does not have any partners, the hospitalists aren't allowed to write orders for his patients, I was stuck just trying to get her O2 saturation above 82 (the ED sent her up WITHOUT O2!) and her BP down. What do you do in this situation? I gave report to the oncoming nurse (this all started about an hour prior to shift change), documented every page I sent, and clocked out. I did call back the next day to check on the patient, and I informed my charge of every step, but it was infuriating. WWYD?