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#LocumLife: Transitioning From Primary to Urgent Care

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Exploring the Benefits of Locum Tenens Work by Career Stage

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My Locum Tenens Story: Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC

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Managing Patient Reviews: What Do Your Patients Find When They Look You Up Online?

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References Upon Request… and Request… and Request…

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Addressing the Shortage of Qualified Allergists

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Hospitals: The Advantages of Using Locum Tenens Agencies for Physician Staffing

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Locum Life in North Dakota - Dr. Chris L.

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Meet Our New Barton Ambassador: Dr. Chris L., OBGYN

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Bridging the Communication Gap: Locum Tenens and Cancer Care

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    Finding Health Insurance as an Independent Contractor

    The thought of choosing a health insurance plan may feel overwhelming. Luckily, there is an abundance of information available to help you choose a plan....

    Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN | May 21, 2019

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    Considerations When Hiring Locums: NPs Travel Too!

    Luckily, in today’s healthcare landscape, nurse practitioners are available and ready to step up and meet your temporary staffing need. Yes, NPs travel too, and there are plenty of good reasons for you to consider requesting a nurse practitioner to be your next locum tenens provider....

    Renee Dahring, NP Renee Dahring, NP | May 16, 2019

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    My Locum Tenens Story: Dr. Dan R., DMD

    Dr. Dan R. was working at his private practice for two weeks per month, when he came into contact with Barton Associates in September. Since then, he has taken locum tenens assignments all over Pennsylvania and Virginia....

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | May 14, 2019

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    Do I Need an Agency to Do Locum Work?

    Do you need an agency to do locum tenens work? That's like asking if you need a mechanic to change the oil in your car....

    Dr. Val Jones, M.D. Dr. Val Jones, M.D. | May 09, 2019

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    Our Locum Hero: Dr. Neilly Buckalew

    Neilly Buckalew, MD uses locum tenens work to have the flexibility to dedicate her free time as a volunteer for Pennsylvania-based Honduras Hope Medical Mission on an annual basis, beginning this work as a resident. We had the chance to speak with Dr. Buckalew, learn more about her volunteer work, l...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | May 08, 2019

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    Our Namesake: Clara Barton

    Inspired by the pioneering, humanitarian work of Clara Barton, Barton Associates was founded in 2001 in a small office on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Now, nearly two decades later and 10 nationwide offices strong, we take the time to reflect on our past....

    Julie Shea Julie Shea | May 07, 2019

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    Our Locum Hero: Whitney Holmes, CNP

    According to Whitney, locum tenens have given her the freedom and flexibility to make her frequency of volunteering possible. We had the chance to speak with Whitney, learn more about her volunteer work, locum tenens and more....

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | May 03, 2019

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    Do Students Learn About Locum Tenens During Medical and Nursing School?

    The outlook for locum tenens career paths is bright, the perks are well-advertised, and the demand for quality health care will only increase throughout the upcoming years. And yet, medical and nursing schools do not traditionally introduce locum tenens as a future career option to students....

    Christine Giraud Christine Giraud | May 02, 2019

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    General Safety Tips While Traveling Solo

    While it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of a new assignment and meeting new coworkers, it’s important to keep safety foremost in your mind when traveling. Implementing extra precautions can become second nature, and provide you with peace of mind while traveling solo....

    Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN | April 30, 2019

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    An Open Letter About Nurses “Playing Cards” - Kim S., FNP

    This past week, a Washington state Senator, Maureen Walsh, decided to comment on nurses who “play cards almost all of the time.” A huge backlash of comments by nurses, patients, etc., transpired. In this blog post, Kim S. addresses this issue and shares her insight as a nurse....

    Kim S., FNP Kim S., FNP | April 26, 2019