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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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    UPDATED: Your Ultimate Guide to Going Locum [eBook]

    Locum tenens is an attractive and fulfilling career path that some physicians, NPs, PAs, CRNAs and dentists aren't even aware of. Sure, you've heard about travelling nurses, but MDs and advanced-practice clinicians travel too!...

    Julie Shea Julie Shea | August 01, 2019

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    My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. Sharokh M.

    Dr. Sharokh was kind enough to share his locum tenens story with us, discussing his patient experiences and healthcare philosophies, advice for new and aspiring locums, and his favorite parts of doing locum tenens work. Here’s what he had to say....

    Barton Team Barton Team | July 30, 2019

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    What Do You Mean I Have No Say?

    Being involved can mean as much, or as little as you want. As I have grown in my profession and advocacy efforts, I realized there are many things that require little time. You don’t need special circumstances to contribute. Just do it!...

    Kris Pyles-Sweet, PA Kris Pyles-Sweet, PA | July 25, 2019

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    Network Like a Natural

    Networking with other clinicians is an important component of your professional life. Connecting with other clinicians provides a path to developing both your clinical and professional resources....

    Renee Dahring, NP Renee Dahring, NP | July 23, 2019

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    Locum Tenens PCPs and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    If patients are going to their annual physical less frequently than in the past, does it matter if they see a different doctor every time? The short answer is: it depends....

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | July 18, 2019

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    Benefits of Working Locum Tenens [VIDEO]

    If you’re a physician, NP, PA, dentist or CRNA, you know how difficult a career in healthcare can be. Long hours, school loans, office politics and high patient loads are just a fraction of what you have to deal with. As a result, many healthcare professionals look to locum tenens as an option for t...

    Julie Shea Julie Shea | July 16, 2019

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    #LocumLife: The Urgent Care Adventures Continues

    It’s been one month since I’ve started my new locum tenens assignment in urgent care after working a primary care NP for several years. My transition from primary care to urgent care has been somewhat rocky, and I’ve definitely been continuously pushed out of my comfort zone....

    Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC | July 11, 2019

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    Getting Out and About in a New City

    An obvious perk of being a locum tenens provider is going to new places and seeing new things. For many, knowing what is available for exploration and enjoyment is a part of deciding where you are going....

    Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA Kurt Ullman, RN, BSPA, MHA | July 10, 2019

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    Searching for a Full-Time Provider? Here's Why You Should Use Locums in the Interim

    Some healthcare organizations – and patients – might be skeptical about using a locum tenens provider, but any fears should be laid to rest. Locum tenens doctors provide care that is comparable to that of non-locum tenens providers....

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | July 09, 2019

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    The Best Nurse Social Media Accounts to Follow

    Social media is especially convenient to help to stay up-to-date and keep in touch if you’re traveling as a locum provider, or to catch up during a break in your shift. But it can be hard to determine where to find the best nursing information and decide which ones you want to follow. Here are our t...

    Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN | July 04, 2019