Doctor in Charge: Adam Singer, physician and chief executive of IPC The Hospitalist Co. Inc., at the company’s offices in North Hollywood.

Doctor in Charge: Adam Singer, physician and chief executive of IPC The Hospitalist Co. Inc., at the company’s offices in North Hollywood.

For 16 years, Adam Singer was a pulmonologist, or lung doctor, with an office in Burbank. Then in 1996, he read an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that mentioned a new word – “hospitalist,” meaning a doctor who only cares for patients at institutions such as hospitals or nursing homes. Singer had been working as a hospitalist, but the article made him realize he wasn’t alone...

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