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Thinking of Trying Locum Tenens? Recruiters Look for These 5 Qualities

By: Claire Cavanaugh In healthcare, building relationships is a key component of successfully providing care. And just like it is essential for providers to build relationships with their patients, it is crucial for recruiters to build relationships with their locum tenens providers. Strong recruiter-provider connections lead to smoother job searches, easier transitions into new jobs,…
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Reasons To Choose Locum Tenens As a Career

By: Troy Diffenderfer It’s no secret that the country is in need of physicians. As the population continues to grow, more and more people will be looking for medical care and that will cause a growing need for competent medical professionals. Many medical professionals will choose locum tenens as a career for a variety of…
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Challenges And Benefits Of Rural Medicine

According to the National Rural Health Association, 25 percent of Americans live in rural areas, but only about 10 percent of physicians choose rural medicine as a career path. There are multiple factors that contribute to this statistic. Preventive medicine and health education do not always get the emphasis they should in rural communities and…
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Locum Tenens A Viable Option For Senior Physicians

As seasoned physician who's seen it all, you now have the opportunity to give back to your community in a new way and act as a mentor. Many senior physicians are not quite ready to retire from practicing medicine, but want to scale down work hours and ease into full retirement. Locum tenens gives you that…
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Tips for Making Your First Year of Residency Easier

Your first year of residency can be taxing. No matter the specialty, whether you're single, married, with a family or without, the large amount of time you are required to dedicate to your career can be overwhelming and leave you feeling drained. A strong residency staff and supportive family members can make life during residency…
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Why More Physicians Are Living the Locum Life

Happy Nationals Locum Tenens Week! Here at Locum Tenens Daily, we already know the many benefits doctors stand to gain as a locum doc. Regardless of age, experience, or specialty, all physicians and advanced practitioners can benefit from working locum tenens. Among these great benefits are a better work life balance and generous pay, so…
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The Demand for Locum Tenens Continues to Grow in 2017

As 2017 continues, the demand for locum tenens staffing has maintained its upward trend. The need for locums is largely driven by the shortage of full-time physicians and advanced practitioners, and the healthcare industry has experienced an influx of new in-house recruiters adjusting to the mix of permanent and contract physicians.  Recently, 94% of healthcare…
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Is Dr. Barbie An Accurate Representation of Today’s Doctor?

Many of you can probably remember playing with Barbies as a child. You may even have children of your own now who have taken up your love of Barbies and the many hats she wears: teacher, astronaut, dog-walker, doctor -- the list goes on and on. The latest doctor Barbie forgoes the traditional reflex hammer…
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What You Need to Know About Billing for Locum Tenens

There are several different reasons a practice may need to hire a locum tenens physician or advanced practitioner. Whether you need coverage during the temporary leave of a permanent physician or extra coverage for an explosive summer influx of patients, it is important for health care facilities to understand how to properly bill for locum tenens…
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Physicians in Today’s Digital Era

In today's digital landscape, it can be easy to blur the lines between personal and professional, and research shows that many physicians receive little to no training on how to navigate the web in a professional manner or which guidelines to follow. Recently, a number of studies have highlighted levels of unprofessional social media content…
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