Category Archives: Locums Lifestyle

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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Top Underrated Locums Destinations for Fall

Temperatures are cooling off, the leaves are beginning to change, and pumpkin-spiced goodies have begun to hit the shelves. Fall is officially here, but before we are hit with winter’s wrath, consider filling your schedule with a locums assignment in one of these great fall locations. Typically, providers set their sites on places like New…
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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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Working in Retirement: Myths vs. Reality (Infographic)

As a physician, being a doctor is “who you are.” As retirement nears, it’s often difficult to walk away from such an important part of your personal identity. Because of this, many soon-to-be retired or semi-retired physicians hang onto their stethoscopes longer and work well past the traditional retirement age of 65. What if you’d…
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Wake Up! Tips to Becoming A Morning Person In No Time

Both sleep habits and patterns have been under the microscope lately, and for good reason, as much of the research has revealed the serious consequences of getting too little sleep or frequently disrupted sleep. However, the importance of how you wake up has proven to be equally as important as quality of sleep. As with…
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A Wealth of Health This Fall (Infographic)

Fall is upon us, and that means seasonal foods like pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and cranberries are ripe for the picking. In a world where we are bombarded with pumpkin-spice flavored everything, the good old fashioned pumpkin in its natural state is often overlooked. However, this super squash has numerous health benefits, such as vitamin C…
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