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    Nontraditional Ideas for Locum Tenens Work

    If you’re having difficulty finding a particular locum tenens position, perhaps it is time to create your own and get the word out to potential employers. Think about your interests and strengths and how you can apply both to be of service to others. Go for it - you have nothing to lose!...

    Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD | September 10, 2019

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    My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. Maury G.

    Dr. Maury G. is a locum tenens physician from New York. After working as a reserve doctor in emergency medicine, he decided that going locum would also match his military values. In 2015, he took an assignment in northern Vermont for more than two years....

    Barton Team Barton Team | September 05, 2019

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    How Do Telehealth Laws and Regulations Vary By State?

    States have their own laws around telehealth licensing, reimbursement and consent, as well as their own definitions for what constitutes telehealth. It is important for patients and healthcare providers to be aware of the laws in their state before using telehealth services....

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | September 03, 2019

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    #BecauseICan: Open My Private Practice

    In early 2019, when psychiatrist Dr. Gerald S. first discovered locum tenens, he was looking to find local, permanent positions. Despite talking to different recruiters, he kept coming up short. After all, he didn’t want to travel too far, and he wasn’t looking to move. Eventually, he made the decis...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | August 30, 2019

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    Myths About Prison Healthcare

    Let’s be honest, healthcare in corrections hasn’t always received much publicity and the little publicity it does receive tends to be negative. I have worked for almost 20 years in jails and prisons of all sizes, so I am going to take this opportunity to discuss three of the top myths you are likely...

    Renee Dahring, NP Renee Dahring, NP | August 29, 2019

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    Working With New Hygienists as a Locum Dentist

    Patient introductions are complex. Communication is a three-way street when a dentist is in the hygiene room because of the great deal of information that needs to be transferred while the patient is present. While the dentist and the hygienist are providing and collecting information the patient is...

    Paul Rickard, DDS Paul Rickard, DDS | August 27, 2019

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    #BecauseICan: Spend My Winters at the Beach

    #BecauseICan is a Barton Associates campaign featuring the real lives of locum tenens providers and the reasons that they do locum tenens work. For all of the providers featured, the flexible nature of locum work allows them to live life on their own terms....

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | August 21, 2019

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    UPDATED: Your Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing [eBook]

    Download our free, updated resource, “Your Ultimate Guide to Locum Tenens Staffing," to discover more about how locum tenens can help you survive the ongoing physician shortage without losing patients or your bottom line....

    Julie Shea Julie Shea | August 20, 2019

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    #LocumLife Reflections: Locum Tenens Week 2019

    Locum tenens has definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, both personally and professionally, though I wouldn’t have it any other way. So many people ask - why locum tenens? They can’t see themselves living a life of so much travel and so many unknowns....

    Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC | August 14, 2019

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    2019 General Locum Survey

    To better understand the industry, the locums, and the providers who have not yet explored this career path, Barton Associates initiated the General Locum Survey in early 2019.The General Locum Survey sought to answer how they learned about this career path, why they started, the best and worst part...

    Julie Shea Julie Shea | August 13, 2019