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Busy Physician? There’s an App for That

As a locum tenens physician, your life can be a little hectic at times. Between catching flights, and checking into hotels, on top of providing quality care, you may find yourself wondering where you could possibly find the time to complete your normal everyday tasks and errands. Luckily, there are many great services and apps…
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NAPR and NALTO Agencies: What’s the Difference?

As a physician, there are several options when choosing a locum tenens firm to work with. With so many out there, how do you tell the difference between them and decide which one you should invest your time in? One way a locum tenens firm can stand out is by which organizations and agencies they…
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Fight Burnout Based on Your Personality Type

As a physician, you’ve likely experienced the effects of burnout at some point of your career. In fact, an alarming 46% of physicians have experienced physician burnout, especially those working in critical care or emergency medicine. We already know that locum tenens is one solution to burnout. But what if there were other tips tailored…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Overuse of Prescription Drugs a Growing Danger for Aging Americans

While prescription medications can provide relief to patients in pain, they can also lead to unintended consequences resulting from accidental misuse. Elderly patients are especially susceptible to this. Often seen by several providers, elderly patients can end up taking over a dozen prescribed medications a day, raising their chances of dangerous drug interactions and side…
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Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation

Patients are spending more time online than ever before. In fact, according to a 2014 consumer survey, 84% of patients use online reviews to evaluate physicians before even making their first appointment. So where do you begin with managing your online reputation as a physician? Knowing where to look, and what to do once you…
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Locum Tenens Frequently Asked Questions

For those unfamiliar, locum tenens is a Latin phrase meaning “to hold the place of,” or in layman’s terms: a temporary physician. Locums physicians provide temporary coverage to hospitals and facilities across the country, helping them cover their bottom line and provide care where it’s needed most. Please click here if you'd like to learn more about…
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Young Physicians Can Benefit From Working Locum Tenens

As a new doctor, you’re probably beginning to feel the pressures of post-grad life. Student loans and landing a “real job” are two big concerns among many young physicians. However, locum tenens can offer some relief, and teaming up with a locum tenens agency can make the experience that much easier. Not only do you…
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The Scary World of Doctor Google

With a wealth of information accessible at your fingertips, it’s no surprise that roughly one third of patients turn to the web for medical research. What was once saved for the privacy of a doctor’s office can now be found across the internet. However, like with anything, there are positive and negative effects of turning…
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National Medical License on the Horizon?

As a practicing physician, you know what it takes to obtain your state medical license. You may even have multiple. If you’re a locum tenens doctor who frequently travels state to state for assignments this is especially true. But what if there were no state licenses, and instead only one, national medical license? This is…
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10 Reasons to Love Working Locum Tenens

Whether you’re fresh out of residency, halfway through your career or, nearing retirement, it’s never too late to make a change in your career. There are several reasons many physicians are drawn to locum tenens. Competitive pay, the opportunity to travel, and ability to gain experience in a variety of settings are just to name a…
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