Category Archives: Physician Careers

Dr. Ken’s Corner: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

“If I don’t do this test and something goes wrong, how do I defend myself?” We’ve all done it: ordered certain tests or procedures, many quite expensive, “just in case.” The fear and threat of a malpractice claim is probably the main driver of “unnecessary” testing, oftentimes to simply document what we already know and…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Has the Power of the Bedside Exam Been Forgotten?

By: Dr. Ken Teufel There was a time when the doctor’s black bag, filled with its assortment of diagnostic tools, was indispensable. It was a time when medicine was “high touch, low tech.” Today, the reverse is true. Too many of us have abandoned the thorough bedside examination in favor of sending the patient off…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Physician Online Ratings: Good or Bad?

By: Dr. Ken Teufel It seems like everyone is looking over your shoulder these days. Patients, hospital administrators, private insurance companies, licensing boards, government insurers (not to mention your fellow physicians). If you haven’t done so already (but I’ll bet you have) Google search yourself and your practice. You’re likely to find very few physician…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Independent Practices Losing More Ground

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Driving this apparent trend is the Affordable Care Act. In order for hospitals to meet the ACA’s requirements, hospital acquisition of independent physician practices is expected to grow by 71 percent over the next three years, according to Deloitte Consulting LLP. “Hospitals need to identify, employ, and align with the right…
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3 Ways to Use Social Media for Career Success

As a locum tenens physician, you may have different specialties that allow you to work at a local facility across town or 3000 miles away. Whether you’ve had one locums assignment or many, connecting with colleagues you’ve worked with, facilities you’ve provided care for, and recruiters that helped land you a job can enhance your…
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4 Types of Challenging Patients

Patients come in all ages, sizes, and personalities. As a locums physician, you may encounter patients that will question your medical abilities, expertise, and overall sanctity. The Journal of the American Academy of Neurology cited four types of challenging patients that may put your medic mind to the test: The Helpless Fanatic Certain patients will…
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Physician News: Changes in Certification

Doctors are practicing medicine in a rapidly evolving world. As medical technology advances and health care transparency and values-based care become the forefront of the healthcare industry, doctors face new guidelines and stipulations in regards to certification. Within the last few years, medical boards have evaluated doctors’ medical competency and knowledge of trending technology. Years…
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5 Signs Indicating Unhappiness

Do you feel like you see the world and others in a negative perspective? Here are 5 signs that you may be unhappy without even knowing it: Worry overload Daunting paperwork, patient diagnoses, and examinations can cause physicians to criticize themselves, over worry, and push colleagues, friends, and family members away. Tip: Make a list…
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