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How to Be a Successful Locums Physician

Physicians of nearly every specialty work locum tenens assignments each and every day. With one in five physicians working locums, there are certain things you can do as a locum to set yourself apart from the crowd. There are four main tips that Interim Physicians has concluded are your keys to success. By adopting these, you…
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Staying Fit As A Locum Tenens Physician

As a locum tenens physician, you're constantly on the go. While we all know the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, with a schedule as busy as yours staying fit can be a challenge. Aside from the physical health benefits, exercise can help boost confidence and relieve stress. Creating a workout schedule ahead of time…
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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: The White Coat Debate

For years, the white coat has come to symbolize success and exert status. Recently, however, the white coat has come under scrutiny for potentially spreading germs and infecting patients. While the jury is still out on whether or not this is actually true, many are rethinking the famous white coat. How do you weigh in?…
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The Rise of Retail Clinics and Effects on the ER

Shorter wait times, walk-ins welcome, and easy acceptance of Medicare are just a few perks of retails clinics. Springing up in CVSs, Walgreens's, and Walmarts all across the country, these clinics were predicted to hugely cut down on costly ER visits. The idea is that patients are able to turn to these clinics for minor…
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5 Reasons Reasons You Should Consider Locums

Locum tenens is a Latin phrase that means "to hold the place of," but we most commonly know it to mean "temporary physician." There are many unique benefits to working locum tenens that attract many types of physicians in all stages of their career. Gaining experience, boosting your income, and escaping office politics are just to…
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Where Are Patients Going for Health Information?

In today's technology-centered society, nearly everything can be found online. Majority of people turn to internet research before almost every big decision, healthcare included. In fact, roughly 72% of internet users seek health information online. With the internet's vast pool of knowledge, there are numerous online sources patients can look to for health information. Some,…
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Top Locums Myths Dispelled

As a physician, chances are you either know someone who has worked locums, have worked side by side with a locums doctor, or maybe even worked locums yourself. Still, as it's popularity continues to grow, a few misconceptions remain about the locum tenens industry and the doctors who choose to work locums. If you're new to locum…
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Telehealth Continues to Grow in 2017

In the past few years, we have seen the popularity of telehealth continue to rise, and it is predicted that this popularity will continue to grow as we enter the new year. Telehealth consists of technologies and methods that deliver virtual medical, health, and education services, and allows for doctors to do things like treat patients…
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CV Tips for Locum Tenens Physicians

Working locums, you never know when the perfect assignment may arise. That's why it is important, when you do come across the right opportunity, that you're prepared and ready to go. Your curriculum vitae, or CV, is a staffing company's or facility's first impression of you,and serves to give a glimpse into who you are as…
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Top 10 KevinMD Posts from 2016

Happy New Year to all of our readers! Before we jump into 2017, we first want to take a look back a some of the most popular healthcare news that happened in 2016. The opioid epidemic, tackling burnout, and how laughter really is be the best medicine were just a few hot topics of the year…
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