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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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    Spotlight: Physician Assistants

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    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | October 09, 2019

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    Eating Healthy on Assignment

    Great! You have a locum tenens position. You work this full-time job and the rest of your free time is your own. You don’t have to think about landscaping your yard or painting your deck. While on assignment, you’re probably not going to be spending much time volunteering in civic organizations or r...

    Paul Rickard, DDS Paul Rickard, DDS | October 08, 2019

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    Happy PA Week 2019! [VIDEO]

    According to the AAPA, National PA Week "recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation's health." Also, an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession, PA Week falls every year from October 6-12th....

    Barton Team Barton Team | October 07, 2019

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    Can a PA Do That? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    In anticipation of PA Week 2018, the Barton team updated one of our popular infographics. Can a PA meet the requirements of your open position? Read our infographic to find out....

    Barton Team Barton Team | October 06, 2019

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    My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. Craig S.

    Dr. Craig is a Barton locum physician, and was kind enough to share his story with us, discussing how locum tenens is different from his past permanent positions, the benefits for older physicians, staying connected with loved ones, making the most of his time on assignment, and his relationship wit...

    Barton Team Barton Team | October 03, 2019

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    #BecauseICan: Volunteer on the Slopes

    After talking to a coworker at his full-time position, Bradley H., NP decided to try locum tenens for the first time in 2016, realizing it would be a great way to see different parts of the country, while simultaneously deciding on which one state to settle down with his spouse. According to Bradley...

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | October 02, 2019

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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