Primary Care Career and Resource Center

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Primary Care Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2017 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.

PCPs overprescribing for sinus infections

Source: United Press International

A study from the CDC published in the JAMA Journal of Internal Medicine has revealed that primary care providers are overprescribing antibiotics to treat sinus infections. The Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends prescribing up to seven days for the most severe cases but many physicians are actually prescribing for as many as 10 days. The CDC is concerned that this overprescribing is contributing to more antibiotic resistant infections.

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Doctors find new alternatives to managing pain

Source: Kaiser Health News

Doctors taking patients off of every day opioid use remind patients that being completely pain free is unrealistic. A new study published in the Journal of American Medicine showed no difference between pain interference with every day activities after a year based on taking opioid medications versus non-opioid medications. Doctors are realizing that opioids have more complications and worse side effects for patients with continued use. They are now shifting towards prescribing non-opioid medications like acetaminophen, naproxen and exercise.

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