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Top Challenges Facing 2017’s Physicians

2016 had it's own share of challenges for physicians: changes in physician reimbursement, a long presidential election and what the uncertain consequences will mean healthcare, and maintaining positive patient satisfaction scores -- just to name a few. This year has it's fair share of challenges physicians will continue to face, such as MACRA and prior authorization reimbursements.…
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New Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Created by the Federation of State Medical Boards to bring doctors and patients together, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact offers a fast and easy way for eligible physicians to become licensed in multiple states. As of earlier of this year, the Compact has been implemented in eighteen U.S. states, with others expected to adopt soon. These…
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Which Medical Specialty Experiences Burnout the Most?

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, more than half of U.S. doctors have suffered from burnout, and  The American Medical Association has even called it a “top physician issue.” Physician burnout usually starts with exhaustion and can spiral down into feelings of cynicism, loss of enthusiasm, low sense of personal accomplishment—or even depression and…
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The Future of Primary Care

With the latest election, the future of healthcare, and specifically primary care, in the United States has become increasingly more uncertain. Things like, changing from a fee-for-service to value-based care, new regulatory requirements, and moving more from independent practices to larger healthcare systems have left primary care physicians (PCPs) unsure of what’s to come and how they will be affected. Additionally,…
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Why Do Doctors and Hospitals Choose Locum Tenens Staffing?

While the concept of locum tenens staffing is a few decades old, its popularity among physicians and facilities alike has increased over time. Today, the healthcare industry relies heavily on locum tenens physicians and nurses. Many doctors choose locum tenens to gain a broader experience in different facilities around the country and have the option to…
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Healthcare Service Jobs on the Rise

While no single factor is responsible, certain things, such as the Affordable Care Act or an aging population, have greatly contributed to the huge growth in healthcare service jobs. Since the Great Recession, healthcare jobs have continued to climb. However, while healthcare service jobs don't always go down when other jobs do, they also go up much faster…
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Why Ohio Should Be Your Next Locums Destination

Scenic views, vibrant cities, and several nationally-ranked facilities, Ohio has everything a locum tenens physician could want in a locums destination. Whether you're headed for an assignment in beautiful Dayton or a week in sport's-fueled Cincinnati, Ohio offers a long list of fun activities and places to explore. Interested in seeing what you'll find in Ohio? Learn…
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Dr. Moms: Six Things You Need in Your Toolbox

As a Dr. Mom, you know all about multitasking. From taking kids to school and extracurricular activities, making sure homework is done, preparing meals, along with a laundry list of other household duties (not to mention being a busy physician on top of it all!), you've got a lot on your plate. Luckily, there are a…
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Physician Coaching With KevinMD

Many of you may know Kevin Pho, MD for his stories and insight surrounding today's hottest healthcare topics on KevinMD.com, but did you know that he is also an accomplished social media coach? Through his extensive experience in both medicine and physician coaching, Kevin knows the things that matter to today's physicians, like defining your online reputation, growing…
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Pay Off Medical School Debt Fast With Locum Tenens

In addition to entering the fastest-paced, high-pressure world of medicine, managing huge amounts of medical student loans can be equally stressful for young physicians. On average, recent grads can expect to rack up $183,000 in medical school debt by the time they graduate. Because of this, many new doctors turn to locum tenens to help pay…
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