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Hospital medicine specialists care for hospitalized patients, with guest Timothy Creamer, MD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Patients' primary doctor no longer oversees their in-hospital care

Hospital patients these days can expect to be cared for by a hospitalist, not their primary care doctor, a change from years past. Explaining how this new type of doctor came about, and other changes to hospital care, such as shorter stays, new technology and at-home nursing care, is Timothy Creamer, MD, who started the hospitalist program at what is now Upstate Community Hospital in 2001. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Upstate.