Category Archives: Locums Lifestyle

13 Reasons to Work Locums

Extra income. Control of your own schedule. Gain experience. A bridge to retirement. There are several reasons physicians choose to work locum tenens. From traveling the country, to having more time to provide quality care, the benefits of locums entice physicians of every specialty. While no two physicians are alike, we know certain perks of…
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Tips for Bringing Your Pet on a Locum Tenens Assignment

One of the benefits of working locum tenens is the ability to travel. Though, for some pet parents, a trip is incomplete without their furry friend in tow. Before you decide to bring along your pet to your next locums assignment, there a few things you should keep in mind, like taking your pet to see…
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Never Leave Your Pet Behind Again

As a locum tenens physician, you're constantly on the go. If you have any pets, you probably have set routine for pet-care. Whether it's the neighbors, a significant other, or boarding them with a veterinarian or kennel, your furry friend is taken care of. But, what if you could take your pet on every locum…
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Staying Fit As A Locum Tenens Physician

As a locum tenens physician, you're constantly on the go. While we all know the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, with a schedule as busy as yours staying fit can be a challenge. Aside from the physical health benefits, exercise can help boost confidence and relieve stress. Creating a workout schedule ahead of time…
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5 Reasons Reasons You Should Consider Locums

Locum tenens is a Latin phrase that means "to hold the place of," but we most commonly know it to mean "temporary physician." There are many unique benefits to working locum tenens that attract many types of physicians in all stages of their career. Gaining experience, boosting your income, and escaping office politics are just to…
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Making the Transition to Locum Tenens

As a physician considering locum tenens, you've probably heard about the great benefits, such as competitive pay, travel opportunities, and flexible schedule. While these perks are great, there are other things to consider before choosing locums. How do I find job placements? How do payment and taxes work? What about liability insurance? These are all things…
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Locums Lifestyle: Myths vs. Reality

True or False: locum tenens is only for doctors who can't get a job anywhere else. False! Locum tenens can be an attractive option for many physicians coming from several different backgrounds and experience levels. Numerous benefits, like competitive pay, flexibility, and enhanced work-life balance are all advantages to working locums. You may have previously heard…
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Freelance Doctors: Take a Scalpel to Your Tax Bill

By Peter C. Thoms, CFA www.LocumTenensTaxStrategy.com Many freelance doctors who earn high income from self-employment are eligible to make very large annual, tax-deductible contributions to an IRS-approved retirement plan called a defined benefit plan. In many cases, they can contribute $100,000 or more annually—and thereby save $40,000+ in taxes every year while rapidly building a…
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Top 5 Reasons Doctors Choose Locums

Over the years, the locum tenens industry has continued to grown. This is even more true in recent years as the nation has experienced an unprecedented shortage of doctors in addition to an overwhelming jump in patient population. Competitive pay, career flexibility, and travel opportunities are the most obvious benefits of working locum tenens. However,…
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4 Topics A Physician Shouldn’t Discuss On Social Media

As a physician on social media, you may want to maintain a degree of transparency, but guidelines are very important when using any sort of media in a professional capacity. Here are four things to avoid when posting Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site: 1. Alcohol consumption – You may just be meeting up…
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