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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: 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

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    Locum Tenens Week 2019: #WhyLocumTenens

    To celebrate National Locum Tenens Week 2019, we surveyed nearly 2,000 providers about the reasons why they started this career path, what keeps them motivated to continue and more. Check out our teaser video to hear what they had to say!...

    Barton Team Barton Team | August 12, 2019

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    "Pre-Credentialing" for Onboarding Locums

    “Pre-credentialing” is a term and process unique to Barton Associates, conceived and used frequently by our in-house credentialing team. The only difference between “pre”-credentialing and regular credentialing is that there is an official assignment and start date for employment during regular cred...

    Julie Shea Julie Shea | August 08, 2019

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    What Makes the Locum Tenens Experience Great for a Physician? Part 1

    I've been a traveling physician for almost 10 years, having worked with seven different locum tenens agencies (and directly with hospitals) in 14 different states. I have had great, and not-so-great, experiences along the way. So, what makes the difference? Read on to find out....

    Dr. Val Jones, M.D. Dr. Val Jones, M.D. | August 06, 2019