Blog

Dr. Ken’s Corner: Doors Closing to Drug Reps

By. Dr. Ken Teufel Drug reps are worried. For good reason. In 2013, 45% of U.S. physicians limited pharmaceutical drug reps’ access to their offices, according to sales and marketing consultant ZS Associates. This is up from 35% in 2012 and 23% in 2008.  For a variety of reasons, this trend is likely to continue:…
Read more

Facilities: How To Bill For Locum Tenens Services

As a facility, there are a variety of reasons as to why you may need locum tenens coverage. Maybe a permanent physician is taking maternity leave or maybe there’s an influx of patients in July due to heat strokes and firework accidents. But, did you know you are able to bill for the care provided by a locum…
Read more

3 Common Locums Gripes And How To Fix Them

Choosing your own schedule, traveling and getting to experience different healthcare facility settings are all wonderful benefits of choosing to be a locum tenens physician. But, everyone has a few gripes about their career. In an effort to help locums physicians to be more satisfied by their experience and facilities to get their best return…
Read more

Marketability & The Locum Tenens Physician

Maybe you're a skilled locums provider with years among years of medical experience. Or, maybe you are a recent graduate with top-notch textbook knowledge and hands-on residency practice. No matter if you have 0 or 15 years of medical practice, there i€™s a perfect locum tenens opportunity waiting for you. However, if you are on…
Read more

Part 2. Engaging The Unengaged Patient

The healthcare industry is facing a dilemma: how to actively and effectively engage patients. A recent blog post – Part 1. The Unengaged Patient and The Patient Engagement Concept — details the struggles facilities, physicians, and public-health officials face in terms of patient engagement. With the roll-out of a relatively new concept called patient engagement, goals and…
Read more

Paradoxical Answer To The Physician Work-Life Balance Struggle

Recent findings suggest a paradoxical answer to the physician work-life balance struggle.  Physicians work long weeks, often more than double a normal 40-hour work week.  Accordingly, it would come as no surprise that when a shift ends, a physician is anxiously awaiting the chance to go home. Conversely, if just a few minutes more were…
Read more

Doctors And The Generational Divide – What Now – Part 3

American healthcare is rapidly changing due to healthcare reform. While change can spur fear in some and excitement for others, one overarching theme remains, each generation tends to deal based on their generational profile. The most pronounced change between today’s generations is the use of technology.  Similar to today’s patients, millennial doctors are ready and…
Read more

5 Must-Have Merits For The Locum Tenens Hero

A superhero doesn’t have to have a red cloak and extraterrestrial powers to save the day. Just like iconic comic book characters, locum tenens physicians often come to the rescue for many facilities and practices across the country. Whether it’s a rural care clinic struggling to find a replacement doctor or an urban emergency department…
Read more

What Impact Will Wearable Computers Have On The Healthcare Industry?

Google Glass, a wearable headset that displays a computer interface in your field of vision, has been welcomed by techies everywhere as a potentially revolutionary product. Through an amazing technological accomplishment, a contact lenses that works like the Google Glass is in the early stages of creation.  It appears as though Samsung will take on…
Read more

Retiring The Stethoscope? Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

An estimated 40 percent of physicians in the country are feeling the effects of physician burnout. When practicing medicine becomes a negative experience, physicians lean towards hanging up their white coats. A recent survey by Medscape shows that peak burnout is amongst physicians in their middle years, ages 46-55. Although retiring may sound appealing, you…
Read more