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Computers and Patients Competing for “Face-Time”?

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…
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Let Locums Help You Find Your Perfect Practice Setting

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…
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What Makes A Successful Physician Leader?

Flexibility. Positivity. Innovative spirit. These are all things that make up a successful physician leader. No matter your age or where you are in your career, you have the chance to be a leader in your field. If you're a physician who is nearing retirement, locum tenens is a great way to continue practicing while…
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EMR and You: Stay Up To Date on the Latest Software

As a locum tenens physician we know you're busy. Between packing for your next assignment, keeping up with your day-to-day tasks, staying in touch with friends and family, and everything in between, there's a lot on your plate. But what if there was something that could help make the transition into your next assignment a little…
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Pain Patients Cut Off From Prescription Drugs

Earlier this year, the CDC released guidelines for prescribing opioids in response to the rapidly growing number of patients becoming addicted to prescription medication. Doctors like Dr. Ken weighed in on the subject, which you can read more about here. Since the release, reports detailing patients being abruptly cut off from their medication or having…
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Stand Out On Your Next Locum Tenens Assignment

As a locum tenens provider, you are able to enjoy the freedoms of travel and practicing in a variety of settings. While this may be a great way to gain experience and build your professional network, how do you leave a lasting impression once your assignment ends? Being prepared and dressing the part are just…
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What’s in a Name? Most Popular Names in Medicine

Would you be surprised to know that the most popular last name for doctors from 1930 to 1959 was Smith? Or that it changed to Lee in 1960 and Patel in 1980? Changing trends, shifts in medical school demographics, and geographic location all play a part in the medical name game. For instance, Dr. John…
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How Today’s Doctors Stay In the Know on Medical Literature

Nearly all physicians agree that reading medical literature is important to their practice. But did you know that 75% of doctors actually change their clinical practices on a quarterly basis based on the medical literature they read? So what are they reading, and where are they finding the latest publications in the medical world? Read…
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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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