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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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    Life as a Locum Dentist

    Presenting oneself for a locum tenens assignment is like the first day of elementary school. Reverting back to the skinny, little kid waiting in the gym with everyone else, wondering “Who will my teacher be?”, “Who will I know?” or “Which of my friends will be in my class?”....

    Karlene Guasteferro DDS, FAGD Karlene Guasteferro DDS, FAGD | October 01, 2019

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    Assistant Physicians Play a Vital Role for Healthcare in Rural Communities

    To help relieve the severe shortage of rural physicians, in 2014 Missouri was the first in the nation to create a new category of physician called “assistant physicians”. More recently, Utah, Arkansas, and Kansas have also started similar “assistant physician” programs....

    Luke Curtis, MD, MS Luke Curtis, MD, MS | September 26, 2019

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    The Faces of Nurse Anesthesia

    The nurse anesthetist, also known as the CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist), plays a crucial role in the administration of anesthesia and pain management. Read on to learn about three CRNAs and why they chose this profession....

    Sonya Brown, CRNA Sonya Brown, CRNA | September 24, 2019

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    Locum Heroes Follow Up: Whitney Holmes, NP

    In early 2019, Barton Associates announced the Locum Heroes campaign. Locum Heroes focuses on giving back and recognizing locum tenens providers who make a difference in their communities, near and far....

    Barton Team Barton Team | September 20, 2019

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    My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. William D.

    Since he began working with Barton Associates, interventional cardiologist Dr. William D. has been on more than 10 assignments across Alabama while running his own private practice. Dr. William was kind enough to share his locum tenens story with us....

    Barton Team Barton Team | September 19, 2019

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

    As fall approaches, now is the time to think about selecting a health insurance plan and a primary care physician if you haven’t already. In a nutshell, when seeking a primary care doctor and associated healthcare facility, consider what the needs of you and your family are to see what would be the ...

    Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD | September 17, 2019

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    #LocumLife: The Importance of Self-Care

    Towards the end of my most recent assignment, I started to feel burned-out, noticing that familiar inner tug which was telling me that I was overdue for a break. So, when I started to feel more exhausted and less motivated, I knew it was time for a break, as this was the best way that I could care f...

    Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC | September 12, 2019

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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