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Serving Those Who Served: Caring for Veterans Through Locum Tenens Work

This 4th of July weekend is a time to celebrate our nation and all those men and women who served so that we may have independence. There are over 9 million veterans counting on the Department of Veterans Affairs  for health care. Many of these veterans faced horrors on the battlefield; serious burns, gunshot and

Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care are the Perfect Match

Occupational medicine physicians focus on preventive medicine and treating injuries and illnesses that are related to a patient’s workplace. Around 892,000 occupational injuries and illnesses occurred in 2016 alone, resulting in days away from work. The pairing of Urgent Care facilities and occupational medicine physicians has many benefits for both parties. In fact, 74% of

3 States Hit Hardest by Healthcare Professional Shortage

The United States will require 2.3 million more healthcare professionals by 2025 to properly care for patients. Luckily, locum tenens physicians are the perfect solution to the shortage. The shortage in the healthcare system is not limited to one state or area. However, there are some states that need locum tenens coverage more than others. 3.

National Locum Tenens Week 2018

National Locum Tenens Week is celebrated August 13-17, 2018. The week is focused on honoring each locum tenens physician that is dedicated to caring for patients across the country. What Is A Locum Tenens Physician? Locums tenens physicians travel to different, understaffed medical facilities to provide care. Rather than just working in one medical facility,

Tips and Tricks for Traveling as a Locum Tenens

Traveling as a locum tenens physician can be stressful and overwhelming if you let it be. This is especially true when traveling to a new place. As a locum tenens physician, you’ll likely be traveling often, so you want it to be an enjoyable experience. These tips and tricks can help you make the most

How a Locum Tenens Job May Help You Combat Physician Burnout

It is easy to believe that depression and burnout are constant threats to doctors. Especially with the immense pressure and responsibilities put on their shoulders. Studies have estimated that more than 10% of male physicians and nearly 20% of female physicians are depressed. Performance-based compensation pushes physicians to work longer hours. Throw in crippling student loan

3 Reasons Physician Assistants Should Consider Locum Tenens Work

Some medical professions have readily adopted locum tenens as part of the industry culture. Perhaps one of the more notable examples is the role of physician assistant, as PAs routinely take on locum tenens positions either in their own hometown or as a travel opportunity. Here we take a look at three reasons you should

How Locums Life Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

2018 is knocking on the door, and with it comes a fresh start, new opportunities, and a chance to evaluate both where you’ve been and where you’re going. The greatest of New Year’s traditions—resolutions—are fragile things. They often fall apart, collapse, and are quickly forgotten in midst of real-world responsibilities, especially for healthcare providers. The