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    Chris Keeley | May 26, 2021

  • How Do Healthcare Facilities Benefit from Locum Tenens?

    As the physician shortage in the United States continues to grow, many healthcare facilities are left wondering how to fill positions in order to prevent care gaps. With a projected physician shortage of between 54,000 and 139,000 by 2033, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, h...

    Tayla Holman | May 20, 2021

  • National Provider Identifier Number FAQs (NPI Registry)

    As a non-healthcare worker, we were curious what exactly went into an NPI number listed in the NPI registry. An NPI number is a 10-digit numerical identifier used to identify an individual provider or health care entity. It is shared with other providers, employers, health plans, and payers via the ...

    Chris Keeley | May 13, 2021

  • Meet Our 2021 Locum Hero: Dr. Prerna Mona Khanna

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    Chris Keeley | May 13, 2021

  • States You Can Get a PA License in Under Six Weeks

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    Chris Keeley | May 06, 2021

  • Nurse Practitioners Let's Talk NP Salary

    A nurse practitioner’s salary doesn’t vary by years of experience, in contrast to most professions,. This survey found that after a nurse practitioner has been working for five years, the average NP salary doesn’t increase even after practicing for more than twenty years. This spans ER Nurses to Fam...

    Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP | April 28, 2021

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    Tayla Holman | April 22, 2021

  • Are Nurse Practitioner Doctors Real Physicians?

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    Dr. Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP | April 21, 2021

  • How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Locum Tenens Work

    Now that we have surpassed a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot has changed in the world—especially in the healthcare industry. Although patients may have been encouraged to delay elective procedures or use virtual visits instead of coming into the office, there has still been an urgent need for...

    Tayla Holman | April 15, 2021

  • How to Battle Burnout

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    Chris Keeley | April 08, 2021