Category Archives: Physician Careers

What’s in a Name? Most Popular Names in Medicine

Would you be surprised to know that the most popular last name for doctors from 1930 to 1959 was Smith? Or that it changed to Lee in 1960 and Patel in 1980? Changing trends, shifts in medical school demographics, and geographic location all play a part in the medical name game. For instance, Dr. John…
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How Today’s Doctors Stay In the Know on Medical Literature

Nearly all physicians agree that reading medical literature is important to their practice. But did you know that 75% of doctors actually change their clinical practices on a quarterly basis based on the medical literature they read? So what are they reading, and where are they finding the latest publications in the medical world? Read…
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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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Fight Burnout Based on Your Personality Type

As a physician, you’ve likely experienced the effects of burnout at some point of your career. In fact, an alarming 46% of physicians have experienced physician burnout, especially those working in critical care or emergency medicine. We already know that locum tenens is one solution to burnout. But what if there were other tips tailored…
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Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation

Patients are spending more time online than ever before. In fact, according to a 2014 consumer survey, 84% of patients use online reviews to evaluate physicians before even making their first appointment. So where do you begin with managing your online reputation as a physician? Knowing where to look, and what to do once you…
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National Medical License on the Horizon?

As a practicing physician, you know what it takes to obtain your state medical license. You may even have multiple. If you’re a locum tenens doctor who frequently travels state to state for assignments this is especially true. But what if there were no state licenses, and instead only one, national medical license? This is…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Direct Primary Care Gains Traction

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Is there such a thing as a "stress-free" way to practice medicine?  Not really.  But many primary care physicians are rediscovering the joy of practicing medicine by shifting from the stress-filled fee-for-service model to the more relaxed pace of direct primary care.  In its purest form, direct primary care cuts out…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: First Ever Guidelines Issued for Prescribing Opioids

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Think twice before writing that prescription for a pain-relieving opioid. That's the clear, strong message from the CDC in its attempt to curb the growing "epidemic" of pain killer abuse and opioid-related deaths. According to CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., sales of opioids such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Percocet have quadrupled since…
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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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