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Strategy, Scheduling & Flexibility: Moving the Needle for OB-GYN Staffing

By: Corey Barill | Updated on March 03, 2022

Strategy, Scheduling & Flexibility: Moving the Needle for OB-GYN Staffing

Whether in a group practice or a hospital, staffing challenges mean physicians are struggling to keep up with the growing patient volume. We’re seeing it across the country, as facilities face staffing shortages for both physicians and advanced practice professionals (APPs), especially in the OB-GYN sector.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) projects a drastic shortage in OB-GYNs with an expected deficit of 22,000 providers by 2050. This is a big hit for our healthcare system at a time when OBGYNs are juggling births and playing catch-up with the backlog of both elective and now emergent procedures still looming from early in the pandemic.

While locum tenens agencies can relieve some of the burden, there’s another major way to receive relief – scheduling assistance. LocumTenens.com can take the burden of scheduling off healthcare facilities.

LocumTenens.com is more than a staffing agency; we are a partner in your OB-GYN strategy

Many locum tenens agencies put an emphasis on selling, but at LocumTenens.com, our focus is on strategy. What this means is other locum tenens agencies tend to be more transactional, while LocumTenens.com is full-service and consultative. Our tagline is “Know better experience,” and our associates take that to heart, especially when it comes to women’s services. Here’s what it means for your practice.

We look at the bigger picture when helping you with your OB-GYN staffing needs

We understand the danger of OB-GYN physician and APP burnout – but the healthcare administrators who help keep your practice running smoothly are struggling as well. That’s part of the reason why LocumTenens.com wants to take the burden off healthcare facilities when it comes to scheduling.

By handling scheduling for our clients, we give them one less thing to worry about. It allows the facility’s employed physicians to focus more on their patients, and it allows administrative staff and practice managers more time to focus on running the practice.

LocumTenens.com works off of the existing calendar, or we build one from scratch. We engage in weekly stand-up meetings with our clients to maintain communication, go over outstanding credentialing items and review scheduling. Our clients have dedicated account coordinators with an entire team of licensing, credentialing and travel specialists behind them. Our weekly virtual visits help us ensure we’re continuously providing exceptional service.

We help with all aspects of women’s health

When it comes to staffing, we have no minimum requirements. LocumTenens.com staffs the entire spectrum of women’s health needs, including cancer care. That includes both groups and hospitals. At the heart of our success is custom strategies. We want to provide a flexible roadmap that fits the business and staffing needs of the organization. Whether you need a clinician in-house taking call, a clinician laboring for 24 hour shifts or a clinician in-house for an eight-hour clinic day (or all three!), LocumTenens.com will make it happen.

Locum tenens agencies are often criticized for being difficult to work with, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth when you work with LocumTenens.com.

If you’d like to learn more about how LocumTenens.com can help build your facility’s strategy and fulfil your OB-GYN staffing needs, speak with an associate today.

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Corey Barill

Managing Director, Sales

Corey Barill joined the LocumTenens.com team in 2016 as an Account Representative, and he currently serves as Managing Director of Sales for the Surgery Clinic team.

Corey graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University. Prior to joining LocumTenens.com, Corey spent two years in IT staffing as a recruiter and worked his way up as a sales executive. In his free time, Corey enjoys traveling as much as possible and spending time with his family.