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Top Underrated Locums Destinations for Fall

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 locums destinations. Typically, providers set their sites on places like…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Retraining and Re-entry: Now There’s An Idea

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Some would argue that there are enough practicing physicians in the United States --- 767,000 at last count.  They say the problem is twofold: (1) There aren't enough doctors in the right places, and (2) There aren't enough primary care physicians, especially family doctors. More than 50,000 additional family practitioners will…
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Today’s Digital Patient (INFOGRAPHIC)

It is estimated that 86% of patients will conduct a health-related search online prior to seeing a doctor. Today’s digital patients are becoming more empowered as they educate themselves online and take charge of their own health. Not only are they embracing mHealth prior to an office visit, they are also staying more connected post-visit.…
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Fighting Flu Season, One Doctor at a Time

It’s that time of year again: flu shot season. As the temperature drops and fall sets in, the public will be bombarded with messages from healthcare providers urging them to get for their annual flu shot. Many providers, however, don’t follow their own advice. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
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A Wealth of Health This Fall (Infographic)

Fall is upon us, and that means seasonal foods like pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and cranberries are ripe for the picking. In a world where we are bombarded with pumpkin-spice flavored everything, the good old fashioned pumpkin in its natural state is often overlooked. However, this super squash has numerous health benefits, such as vitamin C…
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The Dos and Don’ts of CV Writing for Locums

As a locum tenens provider, your CV (Curriculum Vitae) is critically important and serves as a marketing tool and offers a snapshot of your academic and professional experience. Your CV should be clear, concise, and present relevant information about your career as a physician, though sometimes determining relevancy can be difficult. Your CV should offer…
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Traveling for Work Doesn’t Have to be a Burden

By: ICON Medical Network If you're a locums doctor, you’ve experienced the constant struggles involved in airfare prices, apartment hunting, suitcase packing, direction finding, new car familiarizing, and charging problem solving. Once you’ve been on a few locum tenens assignments, you start to get the hang of the travel checklist you religiously follow. We decided…
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The Case of the Missing Locums Candidate

In today’s market, scarcity drives competition, and healthcare recruitment is no exception. Physicians and advanced practitioners are among the scarcest groups within healthcare personnel. As long as the demand for qualified physicians increases while the number of practicing physicians decreases, the physician shortage will remain. That’s where locum tenens comes in. As we learned in…
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Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part Two)

Last week in Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part One), we discussed the various benefits physicians stand to gain by setting aside their gadgets and creating tech-free time. In addition to fighting burnout, taking small breaks from technology throughout the day can also help physicians dodge text-neck and more easily reenergize after…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Is the Free Standing ER a Good Thing?

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Not to be confused with urgent care clinics, the doors to free standing emergency rooms are open around-the-clock and are expected to provide the same level of care as a hospital-based emergency room.  Staffed and equipped to take care of bona fide emergencies, from major trauma to heart attacks and strokes,…
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