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My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. Craig S.

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Life as a Locum Dentist

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Assistant Physicians Play a Vital Role for Healthcare in Rural Communities

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The Faces of Nurse Anesthesia

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Locum Heroes Follow Up: Whitney Holmes, NP

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Open Enrollment Time! 3 Tips to Find a Primary Care Doctor

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My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. William D.

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#LocumLife: The Importance of Self-Care

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Nontraditional Ideas for Locum Tenens Work

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My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. Maury G.

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How Do Telehealth Laws and Regulations Vary By State?

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Myths About Prison Healthcare

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    #BecauseICan: Train for the Boston Marathon

    Dr. Sigrid B., MD, MPH, MBA was working as a critical care fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital on April 15th, 2013, when two homemade pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring hundreds of others....

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | February 24, 2020

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    Sweet Home Chicago - A Visitors Guide to the Windy City

    If you are offered a locum tenens position in Chicago, I would highly suggest that you take it; the city is full of excitement. Every season makes its own mark by bringing new, exciting, and refreshing activities....

    Paul Rickard, DDS Paul Rickard, DDS | February 20, 2020

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    7 Strategies to Maximize Efficiency on Hospitalist Rounds

    Bombarded with random items from multiple directions throughout our day, most of us want to streamline our processes and maximize our time. I’ve found these seven strategies really help:...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | February 18, 2020

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    My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. Mason C.

    In only four years of working as a locum with Barton Associates, Dr. Mason C. had worked 15 assignments across hospitals in Iowa and New York. Dr. Mason was kind enough to share his locum tenens story with us — all the way from his assignment in Vietnam!...

    Barton Team Barton Team | February 13, 2020

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    Backstage at Barton: Introducing Erika P.

    After graduating from University of Massachusetts Lowell, Erika P. took some time to herself and went backpacking across Europe. With her waitressing and dog walking paycheck funding the trip, she was able to visit beautiful places such as England, Ireland, Australia, Greece, and The Netherlands. He...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | February 11, 2020

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    Locum Tenens Career Outlook and Job Trends

    Locum tenens is growing in popularity as a potential solution for the growing physician shortage in the United States. Data published by the Association of American Medical (AAMC) found that the U.S. is expected to see a shortage of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians by 2032 because the demand is...

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | February 06, 2020

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    Is a Career as a Locum Tenens Physician for You?

    Asking yourself these five questions and reflecting on your honest answers will help you decide if a career as a locum tenens physician is a good fit for you....

    Teresa Otto, MD Teresa Otto, MD | February 04, 2020

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    NP Scope of Practice Series: California

    Generally, California is more restrictive for NPs than other states. The state dictates the majority of scope requirements. That being said, in California, NPs are considered to be primary care providers. Most states allow this, but regardless, this gives NPs the opportunity to practice independentl...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | January 30, 2020

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    PA Scope of Practice Series: California

    Generally, California is more restrictive for PAs than other states. The state dictates the majority of scope requirements, which does not allow the PA to practice independently. That being said, the structure may be preferable to some providers. Since the facility is able to determine their own sco...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | January 28, 2020

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    A Day in the Life of a CRNA

    Can you believe CRNAs (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) have been providing anesthesia services in the U.S. for over 150 years? During the American Civil War, nurses provided anesthesia services to wounded soldiers on the battlefield. During WWI, they became the predominant anesthesia provid...

    Sonya Brown, CRNA Sonya Brown, CRNA | January 23, 2020

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