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How to Find a Reliable Locums Recruiting Agency

Searching for a new locums job or opportunity can be difficult and intimidating. There are hundreds of job listings in numerous cities across the country. So, where do you start? A recruiting agency can be a valuable companion in a job search for any traveling healthcare professional. Recruiting agencies help provide you with career opportunities,…
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Locum Tenens Physicians Can Make a Difference in the Developing World

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Greetings from Laos! No, Interim Physicians is not setting up a branch in Southeast Asia. I’m here to help establish a four to six-week study abroad course for U.S. medical students. You may be aware of the unprecedented growth of global health studies in many of our medical schools. My own…
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4 Types of Challenging Patients

Patients come in all ages, sizes, and personalities. As a locums physician, you may encounter patients that will question your medical abilities, expertise, and overall sanctity. The Journal of the American Academy of Neurology cited four types of challenging patients that may put your medic mind to the test: The Helpless Fanatic Certain patients will…
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Physician News: Changes in Certification

Doctors are practicing medicine in a rapidly evolving world. As medical technology advances and health care transparency and values-based care become the forefront of the healthcare industry, doctors face new guidelines and stipulations in regards to certification. Within the last few years, medical boards have evaluated doctors’ medical competency and knowledge of trending technology. Years…
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5 Signs Indicating Unhappiness

Do you feel like you see the world and others in a negative perspective? Here are 5 signs that you may be unhappy without even knowing it: Worry overload Daunting paperwork, patient diagnoses, and examinations can cause physicians to criticize themselves, over worry, and push colleagues, friends, and family members away. Tip: Make a list…
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Trending: Emergency Waiting Rooms Become New Insurance Marketplace

Extreme costs, long reimbursement delays and high administrative burdens due to hefty Medicare cuts are generating a large increase in patients visiting Emergency Department waiting rooms. With a surge in Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients, Emergency Department waiting rooms are becoming the trending health insurance marketplace for new Obamacare customers.   The "Get Covered" campaign is…
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Locums Tax Tips For The 2014 Tax Season

Tax season tends to bring on the groaning, moaning, and uh-oohing for many employed individuals. But don’t let this For season spook you! Did you know that as a locum tenens physician, not only do you get great pay, but you also receive great tax benefits? To ensure proper and stress-free tax filing, cheap NBA…
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10 Most Walkable Cities For Locums Providers

Walking and biking to work is an easy season way to boost your energy levels, burn some calories, and increase your stamina. Yet, certain larger cities are spread too far meaning commuters must drive, wait at bus stops, or ride in stinky cabs. Yet, some cities are seeing the potential cheap jerseys benefits of a…
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Giving Patients Online Access to Lab Results: A Good Idea?

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Traditionally, physicians have been the first to see their patient’s laboratory test results. The patient usually comes into up the office for a follow-up appointment at which time the doctor explains the lab results, putting them into the context of the patient’s health condition. But what if the patient had immediate…
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The Patient Handoff: A Risk-Filled Few Minutes

By: Dr. Ken Teufel In football, what are the chances of a fumble when the quarterback hands off to the running back? In medicine, what are the chances of a '€œfumble'€ when one doctor hands off the patient to another doctor? Quite high in both situations, and becoming more frequent in medicine. The increasing fragmentation…
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