Recent Posts by Lauren Garvey

The Art of Delivering Bad News

Breaking bad news is never easy. It is a difficult task that can take it's toll on a physician and requires a thick skin to be able to leave those feelings at the hospital once your shift ends. Shock. Silence. Tears. Anger. These are all things a doctor can expect to experience over the course of…
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Finding Your Fit: Deciding On a Specialty

During medical school, not only do you learn some of the tools you'll use for the rest of your career, you also have the opportunity to try out different medical specialties. This can help you decide which specialty fits you best, or discover quickly which ones do not. I'm sure you can remember the moment…
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Never Leave Your Pet Behind Again

As a locum tenens physician, you're constantly on the go. If you have any pets, you probably have set routine for pet-care. Whether it's the neighbors, a significant other, or boarding them with a veterinarian or kennel, your furry friend is taken care of. But, what if you could take your pet on every locum…
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Want to Retire at 45? Here’s How

Retiring at 45. Sounds pretty nice doesn't it? As a physician, you probably didn't start earning your first real paycheck until around age 30. You also probably graduated with a decent amount of student loans. These two factors can make the idea of retiring at 45 seem impossible. However, while it's not an easy feat,…
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7 Shaming Words That Should Be Banned From Medicine

The power of words cannot be underestimated. In medicine, different words hold certain connotations and can quickly set the tone, negative or positive, of any discussion or conversation sometimes without the speaker even realizing. When you take the Hippocratic Oath, one of the promises you make is to do no harm. This includes the words…
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What Does the New POTUS Mean for Healthcare?

Donald Trump has been very vocal about his views on the Affordable Care Act and the state of healthcare in the United States, quoted saying, “On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.” So on this day of inauguration, we ask, what will the…
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Are Women Superior in Medicine?

This is what one Harvard study is claiming, to the tune of thousands of fewer Americans dying every year if male physicians were as adept as females. According to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that within 30 days of arriving at the hospital, rates of death and re-admission for Medicare patients were significantly…
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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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