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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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    Family Time in North Dakota - Dr. Chris L.

    Dr. Chris L. is a board certified OB/GYN, locum tenens provider, and Barton Ambassador! For his most recent assignment, Dr. Chris left his home state of Oklahoma to take an assignment in North Dakota, and travels back and forth between the two states....

    Dr. Chris L., OBGYN Dr. Chris L., OBGYN | July 03, 2019

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    What to Look for in an IRF (Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility) Medical Director

    While searching for that perfect fit, you may want to "try before you buy" and enlist the help of a locum tenens agency to bring several short term candidates to your facility to see how they lead teams, garner respect, and care for patients....

    Dr. Val Jones, M.D. Dr. Val Jones, M.D. | July 02, 2019

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    What Is Locum Tenens? [VIDEO]

    In the medical world, “locum tenens” simply refers to healthcare providers who take on temporary short- or long-term jobs to fill gaps created by staffing shortages at hospitals, private practices and companies throughout the United States. Watch this updated video to learn more about the caree...

    Julie Shea Julie Shea | June 27, 2019

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    Locum Tenens: Addressing the Psychiatry Shortage

    Although there is an increasing demand for mental health services, there is also currently a psychiatrist shortage causing many healthcare organizations to struggle with filling open positions....

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | June 25, 2019

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    #LocumLife: Transitioning From Primary to Urgent Care

    After several years of working in family practice, I started to feel the urge to branch out into a different area of medicine. When the opportunity came up to work in an urgent care setting, I jumped at the chance when offered the position....

    Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC Nadia S., DNP, FNP-BC | June 20, 2019

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    Exploring the Benefits of Locum Tenens Work by Career Stage

    What you may not know about locum work are the stage-specific career benefits the model can offer — in other words, perks that meet specific needs every clinician faces as they grow as professionals. Whatever career stage you’re in, read on to see how serving as a locum can help you advance....

    Evan Wade Evan Wade | June 18, 2019

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    Managing Patient Reviews: What Do Your Patients Find When They Look You Up Online?

    Have you ever Googled yourself? If the answer is no, you should right now. Even if you're not affiliated with one particular location or practice, your online presence can still affect your career....

    Vanessa Salvia Vanessa Salvia | June 13, 2019

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    References Upon Request… and Request… and Request…

    References are truly the lynch-pin in the hiring process. Get it right and everything will function smoothly, get it wrong and the whole mechanism falls apart. Keep these rules in mind when applying for your next assignment....

    Renee Dahring, NP Renee Dahring, NP | June 11, 2019

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    Addressing the Shortage of Qualified Allergists

    There is now a growing shortage of allergists in the United States. There are only between 5,000 and 6,000 board certified allergists out of the 700,000 practicing physicians. As of late 2009, there were only 300 MD’s in United States allergy and immunology residency training programs....

    Luke Curtis, MD, MS Luke Curtis, MD, MS | June 06, 2019

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    Hospitals: The Advantages of Using Locum Tenens Agencies for Physician Staffing

    In our new "gig economy", locums work is becoming a norm, offering excellent physicians an opportunity to control their schedules and continue to contribute to their field. Read on to learn about the benefits of outsourcing some human resources (HR) work to an agency....

    Dr. Val Jones, M.D. Dr. Val Jones, M.D. | June 04, 2019