Category Archives: Physician Careers

8 Signs You Work In A Hospital

This BuzzFeed list gave us a good laugh this week and we decided it was too amusing not to share.  Working in a hospital can be stressful, but, it’s always good to know that other physicians and healthcare providers feel your same pain.  Here are 10 signs that you work in a hospital: 1. Hand…
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Physicians & Facilities: Here’s How To Build Patients’ Trust

Whether you’re a permanent Family Practice physician or a temporary Emergency Medicine provider, patients seek your medical skills and knowledge for a quick recovery and hopeful routine checkup. However, before you can provide quality care, you must earn your patients’ trust and overall confidence in your expertise. With that being said, here are 4 ways…
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Old And Wise: We Still Want You – Locum Tenens

As technology has significantly advanced in the last decade, there has been a dramatic bump in the aging population.  Some researchers believe that one out of three United States residents will live to be over 100 years old.  But, technology and medical research has made the quality of life for the old and wise incredible. …
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Marketability & The Locum Tenens Physician

Maybe you're a skilled locums provider with years among years of medical experience. Or, maybe you are a recent graduate with top-notch textbook knowledge and hands-on residency practice. No matter if you have 0 or 15 years of medical practice, there i€™s a perfect locum tenens opportunity waiting for you. However, if you are on…
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Part 2. Engaging The Unengaged Patient

The healthcare industry is facing a dilemma: how to actively and effectively engage patients. A recent blog post – Part 1. The Unengaged Patient and The Patient Engagement Concept — details the struggles facilities, physicians, and public-health officials face in terms of patient engagement. With the roll-out of a relatively new concept called patient engagement, goals and…
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Paradoxical Answer To The Physician Work-Life Balance Struggle

Recent findings suggest a paradoxical answer to the physician work-life balance struggle.  Physicians work long weeks, often more than double a normal 40-hour work week.  Accordingly, it would come as no surprise that when a shift ends, a physician is anxiously awaiting the chance to go home. Conversely, if just a few minutes more were…
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Doctors And The Generational Divide – What Now – Part 3

American healthcare is rapidly changing due to healthcare reform. While change can spur fear in some and excitement for others, one overarching theme remains, each generation tends to deal based on their generational profile. The most pronounced change between today’s generations is the use of technology.  Similar to today’s patients, millennial doctors are ready and…
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Retiring The Stethoscope? Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

An estimated 40 percent of physicians in the country are feeling the effects of physician burnout. When practicing medicine becomes a negative experience, physicians lean towards hanging up their white coats. A recent survey by Medscape shows that peak burnout is amongst physicians in their middle years, ages 46-55. Although retiring may sound appealing, you…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: An Epidemic of Physician Burnout: Myth or Reality?

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Talk about physician burnout is rampant. Yet a majority of 4,600 physicians surveyed by Medscape say they’re generally happy with their lives.  Nearly 75% of doctors, whether self-employed or employed by others, expressed overall satisfaction with their work-life balance and income.  Twenty percent were “neutral” while only 8% of employed doctors…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Hanging Up The Stethoscope: Retirement

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Which is more difficult: taking away Grandma’s car keys or telling a doctor he’s “too old” to practice medicine anymore? Should there be a mandatory retirement age for physicians as there is for commercial airline pilots? The physician workforce is America is not getting any younger; in fact, it’s getting older. A…
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