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Tip to Physicians: Listen to Your Non-Medical Friends

As a physician, you probably tend to gravitate towards your close network of medical colleagues and friends when you need advice. This is to be expected. However, it's important to not undervalue the advice and unique viewpoint of your non-medical friends as well. Sometimes, it takes a close friend outside of medicine to remind you of the little things,…
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A Pink Bag and a Physician’s Journey Through Medicine

Many physicians have a sacred piece that they keep with them always - whether it's a personalized white coat, a swanky stethoscope, or a special "on call" bag. After graduating medical school, Dr. Ashley Sumrall had no idea where the pink bag gifted to her by her parents would take her. A change in specialty,…
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The Three B’s of Physician Burnout

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…
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Engage Effortlessly With Your Patients

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…
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Tackling Physician Burnout at Its Root

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…
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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 locations. Typically, providers set their sites on places like New…
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Projected Rise for Locums Physicians

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…
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Choosing the Right Locums Agency for You

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,…
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Top Ten Cities for a Healthcare Job

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…
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The Doctor Will See You Now

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…
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