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Lessons Learned from "The Waiting Room" - ​Why Emergency Physicians are in Such Demand

“The line starts over there,” reads a sign at the front desk, the first indication of what’s to come when you visit the Emergency Room (ER) at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. In his documentary “The Waiting Room,” filmmaker Peter Nicks gives a behind-the-scenes look into a primary care facility that, unlike the neighboring private hospitals, can’t turn away patients if they don’t have health insurance.

5 Traits to Look For in a Locum Tenens Recruiter

​Trying to decide which locums tenens agency to work with? Keep in mind the wise old saying “a company is only as good as its best employees.” Regardless of a staffing firm’s size or claim to fame, the factor that will have the biggest impact on the quality of your locum tenens experience is your recruiter.

Doctor Supports Expanding Scope of Practice for Mid-Level Providers

The idea of using nurse practitioners and physician assistants to fill the primary care gap has gained enormous traction. Still there are those who continue to reject it, including doctors, saying it will result in less qualified care.

Weighing the Security of Physician Hospital Employment

In these uncertain times, many healthcare providers are turning to the stability of hospital employment. But does becoming a salaried provider come at a high price?

Health Insurance Marketplace - What Good is Medical Coverage Without Doctors?

This October marks a major milestone for healthcare reform. It’s open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace, when millions of uninsured Americans can start shopping for affordable medical coverage. Will there be enough physicians to deliver the care once the coverage takes effect?

9 Misconceptions about Working Locum Tenens

Despite the widespread familiarity and positive association with locum tenens, the benefits of this alternative practice option remain unclear for many physicians. Here are nine common reasons that physicians give for not wanting to work locum tenens and the truth behind them.

Make Your Practice More Profitable by Using Locum Tenens

Healthcare reform is changing the rules of reimbursement. And that has some practice owners considering whether it’s time to close up shop. Fortunately, selling your practice isn’t your only choice. Here are some ways to make your practice more profitable.

Baby Boomers are Changing How Physicians Practice

A CompHealth survey of 1,000 U.S. physicians reveals that a majority of doctors, who are either at retirement age or nearing it, aren’t following the traditional career paths of their predecessors. Instead, these physicians want to continue to work after reaching retirement age.

Staffing Tip - 'Tis the Season to Plan Ahead for Holiday Physician Coverage

It may be summer, but it’s already time to start thinking about staffing for the holiday season. Here are few reasons to get a jump on your winter planning.

How to Ease the Doctor Shortage - California’s Big Ideas

California is making news with its attempts to prepare for the influx of newly insured patients as a result of healthcare reform. With one of the largest populations in the U.S., the Golden State is poor on availability of physicians per capita and state funding, but it appears to be rich with ideas on how to possibly mitigate the doctor shortage. Here a just a few.