Category Archives: Physician Careers

The Love-Hate Relationship Between Hospitals and Locum Tenens

By: Dr. Robert Moghim Securing personnel for a hospital or managed care organization can be a difficult and involved process that takes months.  For many of the administrators of these medical organizations the stopgap solution for these vacancies is locum tenens staffing agencies which can provide the physicians, advanced practice providers or allied health professionals…
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What Your Patients Wish You Knew

With more emphasis being placed on patient-centered care, it is important that healthcare professionals be acclimated to the subtle factors that can affect a patient’s experience. All hospital staff, not just physicians, can be contributing agents. While they may seem minuscule, things like turning off disruptive TV monitors at night and avoiding late night blood…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Retraining and Re-entry: Now There’s An Idea

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Some would argue that there are enough practicing physicians in the United States --- 767,000 at last count.  They say the problem is twofold: (1) There aren't enough doctors in the right places, and (2) There aren't enough primary care physicians, especially family doctors. More than 50,000 additional family practitioners will…
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Fighting Flu Season, One Doctor at a Time

It’s that time of year again: flu shot season. As the temperature drops and fall sets in, the public will be bombarded with messages from healthcare providers urging them to get for their annual flu shot. Many providers, however, don’t follow their own advice. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
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The Dos and Don’ts of CV Writing for Locums

As a locum tenens provider, your CV (Curriculum Vitae) is critically important and serves as a marketing tool and offers a snapshot of your academic and professional experience. Your CV should be clear, concise, and present relevant information about your career as a physician, though sometimes determining relevancy can be difficult. Your CV should offer…
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Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part Two)

Last week in Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part One), we discussed the various benefits physicians stand to gain by setting aside their gadgets and creating tech-free time. In addition to fighting burnout, taking small breaks from technology throughout the day can also help physicians dodge text-neck and more easily reenergize after…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Is the Free Standing ER a Good Thing?

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Not to be confused with urgent care clinics, the doors to free standing emergency rooms are open around-the-clock and are expected to provide the same level of care as a hospital-based emergency room.  Staffed and equipped to take care of bona fide emergencies, from major trauma to heart attacks and strokes,…
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Paging All Doctors! Combating the Physician Shortage (Infographic)

It’s no secret that the United States is facing a lack of physicians, and primary care physicians (PCPs) are the hardest hit. In 2012 there was a deficit of approximately 9,000 doctors, majority being primary care. It is predicted that by 2020, this need will be closer to 65,000, PCPs accounting for nearly 70%. The…
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Predicting Growth in Healthcare Staffing Segments

By: Jim Chandler, President & CFO, Onyx M.D. The medical staffing industry has experienced robust growth since the 1970’s, and this pace has only strengthened in recent years.  According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the healthcare staffing market grew by six percent in 2014 and is expected to exceed seven percent growth in 2015 to reach…
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Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part One)

In the ever-increasing technology era we live in, social media, digital databases, and other technological advances have dramatically changed the medical industry as we know it. Physicians can now keep in contact with colleagues, check in with patients, and access industry news with the touch of a button. However, even with these growing benefits, there…
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