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…Read more
About: Lauren Garvey
Lauren is a healthcare industry associate. She is a contributor and editor for Locum Tenens Daily.
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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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Over the years, the medicine model has greatly changed from when our predecessors began practicing and laying the groundwork for the industry. From prioritizing charting and patient satisfaction, to patients who want to dictate their care completely, there has been a noticeable shift in medicine. In the era of the almighty online review, some argue…Read more
For years, health systems and facilities have accepted what's known as the "Triple Aim" as the benchmark for care: enhancing the patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs. More recently, the "Triple Aim" has evolved into the "Quadruple Aim," with added emphasis on physician and staff wellness and satisfaction. Achieving the Quadruple Aim, however,…Read more
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