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Tackling Burnout through Telemedicine

Healthcare administrators have typically been quick to recognize telemedicine as a highly effective solution to providing their patients with increased access to specialized care. The American Telehealth Association states that...

The New Crisis Affecting Primary Care

With many patients feeling more comfortable resuming in-office appointments, some are facing another issue: loss of health insurance. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to now, the way Americans approach preventive healthcare has fluctuated...

Top 5 pieces of advice for physician recruiters

I’ve been a physician recruiter for nearly twenty years, and the most important thing I’ve learned during that time is that as a physician recruiter, you never stop learning. There’s no handbook for physician recruiting best practices...

Continuing Medical Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we interact with family and friends, conduct business and attend school. Many everyday activities still look very different than they did a year ago. Some people are still working from home, and some students are attending school and trainings remotely.

Why I chose locum tenens as a career

I’ve been a vascular surgeon for the past sixteen years, and I’ve trained and practiced in a wide variety of environments, including academia, military medicine and a small private practice. Although I’ve always been passionate about my work, I realized several years ago I wasn’t quite happy because I felt out of touch with my patients and the communities where I served...

How has COVID-19 affected emergency departments and what’s in store for the future?

LocumTenens.com recently conducted a survey about the effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare industry, with almost 1,000 respondents sharing their experiences with us.

Telemedicine: (Not Quite) the New Normal

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a difficult year for almost everyone. From health anxieties and fears of survival, to the isolation and loneliness brought about by quarantine, these issues have only been compounded by financial concerns and job insecurity.

Preparing for the Next Crisis: Mental Health

Some physicians and advanced practitioners have likened the experience of serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis to fighting in a war zone, and they’re not wrong. It’s taken a tremendous toll on their physical well being.

Billing Tips for Locum Tenens Physicians

We're often asked about working with payers to bill for services provided by locum tenens physicians. There are a few rules of which to be aware, and we’ve attempted to simplify them for you through the advice of billing experts at ARMCO Partners.

Physicians: Make your vacation pay double

According to a 2019 LocumTenens.com survey, physicians in all specialties left a combined average of 4.24 paid vacation days on the table in 2018. How much money did physicians in your specialty leave on the table in 2018?

Advanced Practitioners: Make your vacation pay double

According to a 2019 LocumTenens.com survey, advanced practitioners in all specialties left a combined average of 4.82 paid vacation days on the table in 2018. How much money did clinicians in your specialty leave?

I Just Finished Residency. Is Locum Tenens for Me?

Locum tenens work is not just for the semi-retired or the in-between-jobs physician. It is a great way for new physicians to start their careers.

Top 10 Reasons to Work Locum Tenens

Wondering if locum tenens work is right for you? Whether you are a resident, mid-career physician, close-to retiring or semi-retired physician, locum tenens could be a perfect fit for you, enabling you to work as little or as much as you want.

6 Tips to Improve Your Onboarding for Locum Tenens Physicians

The orientation process is one of the most valuable aspects for a locum tenens physician starting an assignment at a facility.

The Geriatrician: A Secret to Cost Savings

Every 8 seconds someone turns 65. The baby boomers are retiring and racking up more healthcare costs every day.

Adventures in Locum Tenens Work

One of the great things about locum tenens work is that you get to see new places and meet new amazing people. Dr. Roxanne Richards has been working in Nome, Alaska and traveling to remote villages to expand access to healthcare. Take a look at this SlideShare to read about her experience.

America's Mental Health Access Crisis

Every year, as part of LocumTenens.com’s largest survey of physicians and advanced practitioners, we ask a series of questions about one particular healthcare topic for our Your Voice Matters section.

Perspectives on Quality: 2015 Annual Report

In late 2014, LocumTenens.com surveyed its physician database to find out their perspectives on quality, focusing on new quality improvement and value-based reimbursement initiatives.

If You Had to Do It Over Again, Would You Still Choose Your Current Healthcare Career?

In 2013 and 2014, LocumTenens.com asked physicians and advanced practitioners about their satisfaction with their career choices and if they would have done anything different if given the chance.

Telemedicine: Overcoming Barriers, Realizing Benefits

LocumTenens.com surveyed clients about telemedicine, including the benefits and barriers, and asked about their current or future use of telemedicine as part of their healthcare strategy.

Immigration Prescription for Locum Tenens Placement of Foreign National Doctors

With physician shortages, medical facilities face intense competition for a limited supply for physicians for both permanent and short-term locum tenens placement. The challenges can be even greater for those...

Worst Case Scenario Job Search Survival Guide for Residents

Are you starting your last year of residency? Ready to get your job search started? Take a look at our Worst Case Scenario Job Search Survival Guide for Residents to get your search organized.

Accountable to Whom? Physicians Weigh in on Value-based Care

LocumTenens.com has released a report on a survey of physician familiarity and comfort level with accountable care payment models. Physicians were most familiar and comfortable with pay-for-performance and least...

Radiology Retrospective: A Decade of Change

LocumTenens.com is pleased to present a first of its kind publication on the last decade in the field of radiology. The first ten years of the twenty-first century brought sweeping changes to the field of radiology.

Vox Medici: Speaking out about Medicare

This ebook captures physician sentiments about the current and future state of Medicare. Physicians share the profitability of their Medicare cases and talk about their ideas for making the program better.

Vox Medici: Profiles in Medicine

In this issue of Vox Medici, we have profiled doctors whose stories have inspired us. These tales of courage and personal triumph are just a few of so many examples that we hear about every day.

Vox Medici: Why We Chose this Career

The first installment of Vox Medici focuses on a simple question: why did you decide to become a doctor? The doctors we asked this of gave poignant, funny and inspiring answers. Their stories, in their own words...

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