Locum Tenens Primary Care Staffing

Locum Tenens Primary Care Staffing

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Staffing Your Healthcare Organization With Primary Care Locums

Barton has established strong connections with a vast network of thousands of talented locum primary care professionals across the country specializing in urgent care, family practice, women’s health, family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics, and emergency medicine who are eager to fill gaps in coverage at healthcare organizations nationwide for short- and long-term engagements.

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Are You Looking for Your Next Job in Primary Care?

Learn more about locum tenens for primary care specialists or view our current job openings.

Searching for Primary Care Providers for Coverage at Your Facility?

Barton Makes the Primary Care Staffing Process Easy

As demand for primary care professionals skyrockets by about 22.5% through 2030 as estimated by The Health Resources and Services Administration, the supply of medical providers specializing in family medicine is only projected to grow by about 7.3% in the forecasted period, creating a dramatic disparity between the amount of primary care specialists entering the workforce, and the need for their services across the nation. Staffing with locum tenens primary care providers is a proactive approach to ensure all upcoming gaps in coverage at your organization are filled.

Barton’s dedicated recruiting team connects hundreds of skilled primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with a diverse range of healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. every month. Our expansive network of over 130,000 primary care locum professionals gives us the ability to efficiently fulfill your unique staffing needs with top-quality medical providers.

Barton’s vast pool of primary care locums is inclusive of MDs, DOs, NPs, and PAs specializing in a wide array of fields, and our recruiters continuously work to grow our database of family medicine locums every day to make certain that when our clients are in need of primary care coverage, that we’ll have their backs.


What Primary Care Specialties Does Barton Staff?

Our Vast Pool of Primary Care Locums Covers a Wide Variety of Specialists

Urgent Care

Family Practice

Women’s Health


Internal Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Why Choose Barton for Your Primary Care Staffing Needs?

Discover The Barton Difference With Superior Customer Support and Speed

At the forefront of the locum tenens industry, Barton Associates is a leading staffing agency in the U.S. with the national footprint required to be able to serve clients across every U.S. timezone with unmatched support from every angle. Your Barton account manager simplifies the staffing process as your single point of contact, providing you with 1 on 1 support to identify the best candidates throughout every state in the country to fill your primary care openings. 

Our candidate search team consists of over 300 skilled recruiters who work hard to find the most talented primary care locums across the nation, taking the time to complete comprehensive reference checks for each provider, and proactively collecting all of the information needed to simplify your candidate search. While Barton recruiters make new connections with skilled locum providers to build our primary care database, our risk team works to vet each and every locum submitted into our system by conducting thorough background checks.

As the Barton travel team organizes all travel and lodging accommodations to efficiently get our locums to the right place at the right time, our in-house licensing and credentialing teams streamline the onboarding process by taking care of all of the tedious paperwork necessary to get our primary care locums through the doors of your healthcare facility hitting the ground running. When you work with Barton, you get an all-access pass to utilize our specialized resources and in-house support teams to assist you with every step of the staffing process.

Barton’s client base expands every day, and since 2001, our primary care recruiters have worked with, and successfully placed our locum tenens family medicine professionals at a broad range of practice settings including:

  • Medical Centers / Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Indian Health Centers
  • Urgent Care Clinics
  • On-site Health Clinics
  • Private Practice
  • Occupational Medicine Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Long-Term Acute Care Centers
  • Hospice
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Home Health
  • Independent Medical Exams
  • Corporate Clinics
  • Telemedicine
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Colleges and Universities

The Many Advantages of Staffing With Primary Care Locums

Bringing On Locum Tenens Primary Care Providers Brings Numerous Benefits to Your Facility

When hiring a permanent primary care specialist, healthcare facilities are forced to pay for additional expenses on top of that provider’s salary, including but not limited to, benefits, signing bonuses, health insurance, and relocation fees. However, staffing with a locum tenens provider can save your healthcare organization up to $300,000 in expenses depending on your facility’s location!

The hiring process for full time family medicine professionals also takes much longer than that of a locum provider, which means that as you search for a permanent candidate, your facility loses money due to gaps in patient care, low employee morale, interrupted workflow, as well as cost of lost referrals. With a locum, your facility only needs to worry about salary, while we handle the rest!

Ready to start staffing with Barton?  Learn more about staffing with locums now or fill out the form on this page below after selecting “Looking to Staff.” 

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When you work with Barton, you’ll get specialized, 1 on 1 support from your dedicated account manager, who takes care of finding the right candidates, reviewing CVs, conducting initial interviews, and thoroughly checking references in order to fill your openings as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our providers are available to fill needs for just about any position, and can be available within as little as 24 hours for assignments ranging anywhere from a few days, to six months or longer.


From securing the perfect candidate, to credentialing and travel-related issues, our extensive operations team handles the entire locum tenens staffing process for you, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.


All you have to do is review the options and choose the best fit for your practice — We’ll handle malpractice insurance, licensing, credentialing, travel, and housing, helping to get your new locums to work as quickly as possible. It’s all facilitated by your personally assigned account manager, who will work with you every step of the way.


Our skilled recruiters establish strong connections with thousands of locum tenens medical professionals nationwide in order to ensure our clients can find the most experienced, qualified candidates needed to staff their facilities with ease. Get in touch with us today to start staffing with one of our experienced account managers!


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Scott S., Locum Tenens Client — Barton is on my short list to call when our group has a locums need.

Libby W., Manager of Medical Staff Services — Without a doubt, I highly recommend Barton Associates to my colleagues in the medical staff services field.

Connie, Medical Staffing Coordinator — I love working with you and hope that we can continue our working relationship.

Brett C., Manager of Physician Recruitment  — The candidates I receive are invariably well-screened and informed.

    Staffing Primary Care Locum Tenens

  • What are the benefits of working with a primary care locum recruitment agency?

    • Locum tenens recruitment agencies handle all the heavy staffing lifts for your facility. When you work with us, you will get a single point of contact who will help you coordinate licensing and credentialing and travel accommodations for your incoming primary care specialist. Our extensive crew of recruiters and account managers are also always working to find providers to fill your needs.

  • What if I need to staff multiple primary care locums?

    • No problem! Whether you have one, two, or 10 openings, we can help you find quality locum tenens providers to temporarily fill those empty spots.

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