Category Archives: Physician Careers

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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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 Dos and Don’ts of Bedside Manner (Infographic)

Last month, we touched on why bedside manner is so important and how you can improve your style of care in “Bedside Manner: Why It’s Important and How You Can Improve”. One of the biggest factors that affect patient-physician relationships is how doctors communicate with their patients. Being mindful of and improving upon how you…
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Locum Tenens as the Solution to Physician Burnout

Naturally, physicians have a strong desire to help people, as this is typically what drives them to choose the career path they do. Studies have shown that U.S. employees have increased their level of workplace engagement from years past, which may seem like an excellent thing, however, often times for physicians and other healthcare providers,…
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National Health Center Week 2015: Health Care for the Homeless

As we continue to celebrate National Health Center Week 2015 we specifically acknowledge Health Care for the Homeless (HCH). National Health Center Week recognizes and celebrates the opportunities that Health Centers provide, while Health Care for the Homeless Day specifically celebrates HCH Projects. Annually, Health Centers serve over 20 million people nationally, and work hard…
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Bedside Manner: Why It’s Important and How You Can Improve

Many would agree that etiquette is arguably one of the most vital factors in establishing a successful healthcare career. This field involves many personal interactions with a variety of people, and in a medical setting, healthcare professionals can easily set the tone for interactions with both patients and visitors alike. Because they are constantly in…
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Back-To-School & the Need for Locum Tenens

It’s that time of years again: Back-to-school! Amongst the several things that come along preparing for the school year, scheduling a visit with a child’s primary doctor should be at the top of parents’ to-do lists. Most schools require back-to-school immunizations and physical examinations for school sports. For parents, these examinations can also help detect…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Are Americans Getting Too Much Medical Care?

By. Dr. Ken Teufel Nearly one-half of primary care physicians say their patients receive too much medical care.  Only 6% say  they are receiving too little.  This is according to a  random sampling of 627 practicing physicians published in  the Archives of Internal Medicine.  Doctors themselves  admit that there's way too much testing and overly …
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