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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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    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | January 13, 2020

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    How to Come Back From a Bad Day

    We’ve all had them. Phone calls interrupt you every time you try to place an order. You don’t have time to review a patient’s chart without being called away for an emergency. You spill coffee on your clothes. Something. Anything. Everything. Your least favorite nurse and ER doctor are on duty with ...

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    Three Attainable New Year's Resolutions for a Locum Tenens Clinician

    Most New Year's resolutions fail by January 12th, at least for resolutions involving exercise and dieting. Other popular resolutions, such as improved money management, stress management, and working on relationships, barely fare better. Overall, 80 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are history ...

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    5 Ways to Cope with Being Away from Home for the Holidays

    You’re on assignment over the holidays and not able to join family and friends at home for the festivities. These five ways will not only help you cope with being away, but will help you thrive during this special time of year:...

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    Backstage at Barton: Meet Chelsea M.

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    Balancing Life and Work as a Locum Tenens Physician

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