Lauren Kellum

How the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) Impacts Locum Tenens Providers

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact makes it easier for physicians to obtain multistate licenses, giving them more options than ever to take locum tenens positions in other states and explore the country. While many states participate in the IMLC, not every state does, nor will every physician qualify. We explain the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact,

Solutions for the Work-Life Physician Mom Balance

Being a parent means knowing how to juggle, but being a working parent can mean juggling while walking a tightrope. Finding the right work-life balance as a physician and a mom presents its own unique challenges thanks to ever-increasing paperwork demands, extended hours and growing patient loads. Females reported a higher burnout incidence rate than

Tracking Trends in Healthcare: Employed Physicians vs. Practice Owners

Doctors are moving away from private practice, ownership and self-employment to streamlined employment. According to a recently updated study by the American Medical Association (AMA), 47.4% of all patient care physicians were employed or physicians that work in a larger practice or healthcare system. This is a change of 6% since 2012. Self-employed physicians and

Physician compensation and the gender wage gap

Physician compensation varies broadly between specialties, geographic location, type of employment and most notably, gender. Doximity notes in its 2019 Physician Compensation Report, that this is the first year that pay parity between male and female physicians has reduced below a $100,000 salary gap. Another bright spot in the Physician Compensation Report is that gender

Succeeding in the Age of Retail Healthcare & Urgent Care

The traditional patient will soon be a thing of the past. The new normal for busy patients is to fit healthcare visits when and where possible in an already packed schedule. Patients are doing their homework and demanding options from providers that best fit their lifestyles and budgets. This patient demand is translating to sales

How to Optimize Medical Hiring Using Locum Tenens Resources

As any human resources professional will tell you, there are both overt and hidden costs to hiring a new employee. This is no different for medical hiring. According to recent research by Deloitte, the cost of hiring a new employee is, on average, $4,000 over 24 days. For a medical professional, whose talents and expertise

Q&A with a Locum Tenens: Dr. Hoang

NEXTLocums has some very unique locum tenens opportunities for physicians who want a true road warrior travel doctor experience. When presented with the idea of traveling all over the United States for just a day or two at a time, Dr. Hoang jumped at the opportunity. Looking for Adventure in Locum Tenens NEXTLocums: What made you

Keeping the Locum Tenens Credentialing Process Painless

When you have immediate coverage needs at your facility and have found the right physician to help, getting hung-up in the credentialing process can be a challenging and time-consuming issue. Despite the challenges, not properly credentialing a physician can open up your facility to major risks, both clinical and legal. Locum tenens physician credentialing can