Physician burnout is undoubtedly a complex issue with many contributing factors. However, like with many things in medicine, even the most complex phenomenons can be simplified. That's what one doctor facing burnout came to discover - what he was experiencing could be reduced to three main components, or what he refers to as the "three…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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It is estimated that millions of dollars a year are spent in excess due to patients not adhering to treatment plans. This could be easily avoided with better communication between doctors and patients. Both are responsible for poor physician-patient relationships, as doctors are under increasingly tight schedules resulting in less time being spent with patients…Read more
Burnout is not something that is new or unique among physicians. In a 2011 survey by the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic, 45% of surveyed physicians met criteria for burnout. That number jumped to 55% in 2014 during a follow-up survey. When looking at burnout by specialty, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, and Internal…Read more
Temperatures are cooling off, the leaves are beginning to change, and pumpkin-spiced goodies have begun to hit the shelves. Fall is officially here, but before we are hit with winter’s wrath, consider filling your schedule with a locums assignment in one of these great fall locations. Typically, providers set their sites on places like New…Read more
According to a survey by The Physicians Foundation and Merritt Hawkins, 11.5% of all physicians plan to work as locum tenens within the next three years. For physicians 45 and younger, this number goes slightly up to 12.8%. Both of these numbers are up from a similar study conducted in 2014. However, this news is…Read more
Choosing a locum tenens firm is a very important decision for any physician who wants a successful career in locums. Selecting the right agency can make a world of difference when preparing and heading into each assignment. But choosing the right agency doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it's as simple as 1, 2,…Read more
Looking for your next locum tenens job? Consider one of these ten popular locums destinations. Based on U.S. census data, ABODO has rounded up the top ten cities for employment in the healthcare industry. From historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to bluesy Memphis, Tennessee, this list is sure to include an exciting locale that peaks your interest. Visit…Read more
Imagine: a world where artificial intelligence can transcribe office visits right as they’re happening. This is a reality for any doctor incorporating the Google Glass into their practice. This allows an examination to be viewed by a scribe thousands of miles away through a sleek, tiny lens. While some may believe that bringing additional technology in…Read more
According to a recent AMA-funded study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, for every hour a physician spends with his or her patient, they will spend an additional two hours with computers completing EHR requirements. Not only does this take away from quality time spent face-to-face with patients, it can also increase a physician’s…Read more
As a physician, you know there is more than one way to be a doctor. Aside from specialty, there are also several different settings in which you can choose to practice, and many factors that come in to play when deciding where you want to end up. One of the main benefits of working locums…Read more
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