Family Practice Career and Resource Center

Welcome to the LocumTenens.com Family Practice Career and Resource Center. Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your industry, check out survey statistics on family practice salaries, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect family practice employment opportunity, too. Learn more about our family practice recruiting services.

Family Practice Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2016 LocumTenens.com Primary Care Salary Survey annual reports are now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Primary Care salary survey highlight annual average primary care physician salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report, which is available for download.

The LocumTenens.com primary care physician salary resource center provides more detailed salary information.

AAFP advocates for family physicians in ER

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians

Family physicians congregated at AAFP’s annual National Conference of Constituency Leaders with the purpose of protecting FPs’ jobs in the ER. After multiple testimonies from ER and trauma qualified FPs, the resolution of a “sample legal opinion” on the matter was adopted to address FPs’ operative obstetrical privileges. In order to save the family medicine perspective in obstetrics at the highest level, the Academy is supporting privileges, assisting with the credentialing process and assisting start-up practices.

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Patients and doctors alike don’t know the cost of procedures

Source: Family Practice Management Blog, AAFP

Would doctors stop ordering excessive and pricey tests if they actually knew what it was costing their patients? Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine tested physicians’ reactions to posting the lab test cost when they ordered tests. Although larger-scale research needs to be done, speculation of how this price tag addition could affect physicians’ decisions is both negative and positive.

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