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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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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Locums

There are several benefits of working locum tenens, like exciting travel opportunities, competitive pay, and the freedom to create your own schedule. However, similar to other situations, there are cons just like there are the pros to locums. When making any career choice, it's important to examine all elements before ultimately making a decision. Considering a career…
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How Money Can Buy You Time

Time is money. It's an age-old phrase that tells us time is a valuable resource, so it's better to do things as quickly as possible. Wasting time is wasting money. But what if money = time? In residency, you've yet to start earning the big bucks, and may even be living paycheck to paycheck. Once…
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‘Tis the Season: ICD-10 Codes for the Holidays

As a physician, you are probably familiar with The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Division, or ICD-10 codes. Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), these alphanumeric codes are used by health professionals to identify known diseases and other health problems. While these codes are usually used to distinguish different ailments or injuries, Physicians Practice…
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The 12 Ways to Health Holiday Song

You've probably heard the popular holiday song The Twelve Days of Christmas, and have even gotten it stuck in your head a time or two. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their own spin on the classic called The 12 Ways to Health. Take a moment between shifts to visit the…
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Dealing With Holiday-Mom and Doctor-Mom Guilt

As a mother and a physician, trying to find that perfect work-life balance can be a struggle. For many doctor-moms, this is especially true during the holidays. You want to give your children the idyllic Christmas and picture-perfect memories you grew up with as a child, even if it means holding yourself to unrealistic expectations…
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