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7 TED Talks Every Provider Should Know

By spreading ideas through 2,000+ short, powerful talks, TED covers a number of topics in more than 100 languages, including leading views on healthcare and medicine. Offering a wide spectrum of concepts and opinions from seven unique, respected speakers, we have collected a list of thought-provoking healthcare-related TED Talks every provider should pay attention to.…
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High Out-of-Pocket Costs Create Difficult Conversations

As patients bear more financial responsibility for their medical bills, the issue of cost and necessity are things that patients are demanding answers to. With roughly half of bills sent to collections being medical debt related, these concerns are not unwarranted, and patient’s cost sensitivity has raised concern for doctors as well. Pushing millions of…
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Anatomy of a Doctor (Infographic)

What exactly makes up a doctor? It’s more than just diagnoses and performing tests. It’s a combination of countless hours spent studying and training, quick critical thinking, excellent communication, and the priceless reward of making a difference in the world, one patient at a time. With this reward, however, comes the undeniable stress that many…
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How To Avoid Getting Overtaxed: Five Keys

By: Michael Scott Life as a traveling physician can be taxing. So can the accumulation of taxable earnings from a steady diet of locums assignments. While at three hospitals and a community health center, I had the occasion to welcome and onboard a number of locums physicians. One frequent topic of conversation was the ongoing…
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Stay Social, Stay Sharp

Millions of Americans use social media networks to communicate both personally and professionally. With healthcare seemingly moving in a more digital direction as mobile health applications and devices continue to be on the rise, it only makes sense that a physician’s social media presence be important. Just like with anything, there are benefits as well…
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Holidays Cause A Higher Need for Locum Tenens

With Labor Day being Monday, the unofficial end of summer is quickly approaching. As we honor all those who work so hard, you may have plans to kick-back and celebrate over the weekend with fireworks, barbecues, picnics at the park, or some fun in the sun; however, holidays such as this are also time for…
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Green Looks Good on You

When it comes to “going green” and reducing your carbon footprint, there are many things you can do at home, such as adjusting the thermostat, combining errands to reduce drive-time, recycling, and buying locally grown food. However, frequently being on the road as a locum tenens provider can make being environmentally conscious seem like a…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Should Patients Have Access to Your Notes?

By:Dr. Ken Teufel It's a perennial question with vocal advocates on both sides:  Should your patients have access to the notes you make in their medical records?  It's based, in part, on the idea that better-informed patients will take better care of themselves, that the doctor-patient relationship should be less paternalistic, more of a partnership. …
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The Future of Healthcare (Infographic)

As discussed earlier this month in “DIY Health Care”, the presence of technology in regards to healthcare and medicine has continued to grow. By 2016, it is estimated that nearly 5 million patients will use remote health monitoring devices and 3 million will use remote monitoring via smartphone application, resulting in a huge spike in…
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Bring Your Pet With You On Your Next Locums Assignment!

A locum tenens assignment can sometimes be lonely if you are practicing out of state away from family members, friends, and colleagues. So a furry tail, friendly paw shake, or scaly critter may be exactly what you need to put a smile on your face after a long, rigorous day dealing with patients and paperwork.…
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