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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: 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

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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