What is the future of telemedicine and telehealth legislation?
Telemedicine systems integrate cameras, displays, peripheral devices and network access to enable multiple medical specialties to deliver an exceptional level of care. Now that so many patients have experienced its quality and convenience firsthand due to the pandemic, state legislators recognize the value that telehealth services deliver.
Juneteenth (a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth”) is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day. Juneteenth is not (yet!) a federal holiday – a bill making it a federal holiday was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 and still needs House approval and Presidential signature...
National Cancer Survivor Month 2021
June is National Cancer Survivor Month. The number of cancer survivors living in the U.S. is expected to grow to more than 22 million by 2030. National Cancer Survivor Month is a time to celebrate those who have battled cancer and those who are still receiving cancer treatment.
Cataract Awareness Month
June is Cataract Awareness Month. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to speaking with patients about cataract care, practicing in rural communities and practicing via telehealth. Ophthalmologists know cataracts are easy to treat through surgical intervention, yet it’s the leading cause of blindness both in the U.S. and the world.
Are your patients vaccine hesitant?
Naturally, some patients are hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Whether it’s because the vaccines are fairly new or because of other personal reasons, a lot of people have questions and concerns, despite the vaccines currently provided being deemed safe by the FDA.
Surgical Backlogs Due to the Pandemic: Opportunities for Locum Tenens Anesthesiologists and CRNAs
The cancelation of elective procedures early in the pandemic, while arguably necessary in many instances to preserve resources and handle an influx of COVID patients, led to other issues that are still affecting patients, healthcare facilities and their clinicians.
Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from a locum tenens clinician’s perspective
More than 15 million people in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (at the time this article was written) and this number will continue to grow every day, with approximately 1.5 million doses being administered...
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...
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.
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.