Recent Posts by Lauren Garvey

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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There Are No Days Off In Medicine

As the holiday season ensues, many use this time to take off work and spend time with loved ones. However, physicians across the country find that accidents and illnesses do not stop for the holidays and there are no days off in medicine. Between added holiday stress from last-minute gift shopping and travel, to overindulging…
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What Physicians Can Learn From a College Football Coach

After several wins, one would expect Ohio State football coach Urban Meyers to be on cloud nine, however, this was not the case. He was exhausted, couldn't sleep, and was working constantly. In a word, he was experiencing burnout. With his health taking the brunt of it all, he decided to sign a contract with his…
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An Emergency Medicine Physician’s Twelve Days of Christmas

We all know and love the traditional "12 Days of Christmas" song, with its turtle doves and french hens, but for those in the healthcare industry, particularly emergency medicine, the twelve days leading up to Christmas may mean something a little different. With the holiday season well underway, emergency medicine physicians know to anticipate all types…
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Top 4 Specialties in Highest Demand for Locums

Across all specialties, physicians are in high demand throughout the country. A growing elderly population, an increase in number of Americans with health insurance, and physicians leaving the profession due to burnout are all contributing factors to the overall physician shortage. Because of this demand, locum tenens is more popular now than ever. As a locums…
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Your Guide to Locum Tenens

Today, there are over 100 agencies that provide temporary physician staffing, or locum tenens, services. As a physician, it is likely you have either heard of locum tenens of worked alongside a locums doctor at some point in your career. For those of you who are curious about locum tenens but unsure if you'd like…
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7 Apps Every Busy Physician Should Know

As a physician, you're often tasked with juggling several things at once. Between your professional responsibilities at work and family duties at home, you've got a lot on your plate. Luckily, there are several apps out there designed to make your life easier. From Evernote that allows you to save quick reminders and notes, to…
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Finding the Perfect Practice for You

The "perfect job" is widely open to interpretation and is largely based on personal preference. Practice style, personality, and values are all important factors and differ from person to person. Whether you feel a calling to tend to the underserved, are drawn to the rural life, or want to travel the open road, endless practice…
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Why More Physicians Are Making the Switch to Locums

Whether you're fresh out of residency, in the middle of your career, or nearing retirement, locum tenens can benefit physicians of all ages, experience levels, and specialties. More and more physicians are opting for the locums life and enjoying the several benefits of going locum. In fact, 78 percent of residents and fellows and 64…
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