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Optimizing Pediatric Care: The Role of Full-Scope Pediatricians in Overcoming Budget Constraints

By: Alan Ashby | Updated on March 27, 2024

Optimizing Pediatric Care: The Role of Full-Scope Pediatricians in Overcoming Budget Constraints

Pediatric facilities across the country have been forced to manage patient care and operations through a wide range of funding cuts. Traditionally, facilities often hire three separate pediatricians to handle outpatient, inpatient, and on-call care. However, financial concerns have forced many to navigate gaps in their coverage. This is especially true when concerning smaller and rural facilities. Facing monetary pressures and issues concerning scheduling, many facilities need solutions to best operate within the changing world of healthcare and continue providing trusted, uninterrupted patient care.

As the leading job board for the locum tenens industry, LocumTenens.com is fully equipped with trusted, skilled providers who can address staffing obstacles and budget concerns with what are known as full-scope Pediatricians, who are not only highly capable but highly willing to take on these comprehensive roles.

Working in outpatient facilities, making rounds with patients, and attending deliveries, full-scope Pediatricians are considered reliable, cost-effective solutions to hospital programs nationwide. By partnering with full-scope pediatricians, clients can access trusted pediatric coverage while addressing facility margins and costs.Our large pool of trusted clinicians includes many Pediatric providers who can and are willing to fill facility needs and provide this coverage.

With their expertise, one Pediatrician can supply the coverage of three. Full-scope Pediatricians not only provide monetary and scheduling benefits for facilities, but providers themselves have reported benefits regarding compensation and schedule flexibility. Because of these benefits, our recruiters are able to easily fill these positions.

With the solution of a full-scoped Pediatrician, facilities can harness their focus on facility operations and rely on a trusted partner in patient care. To learn more about how a full-scoped Pediatrician would best benefit your facility, contact one of our staffing specialists today.

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Alan Ashby

Vice President, Primary Care

After starting his career at LocumTenens.com in 2008 as a Research Consultant for the Surgery Division, where Alan quickly moved up the ranks to Managing Director. In November of 2016, he transitioned to the Primary Care Team where he served as Managing Director until being promoted to Associate Vice President. In 2018, Alan became Vice President of the Emergency Medicine Division and in 2021 Vice President of Primary Care, continuing to oversee Emergency Medicine. Since joining LocumTenens.com, Alan has been the recipient of numerous awards, including “Producer of the Month” and “Manager of the month,” and was recognized as the 2012 LocumTenens.com Producer of the Year. Alan graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University in 2005 with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance. Prior to joining LocumTenens.com, he spent three years in the insurance industry serving small- and medium-sized businesses with commercial insurance planning.