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The origin of locum tenens

Locum tenens came out of an idea meant to help rural physicians leave their practices to receive training without leaving their patients without a doctor. Read more

ZDoggMD – Burnout and depression solved with humor

Dr. Zubin Damania or ZDoggMD as he's better known uses medical parody videos as a way to entertain and educate and fight his own burnout in medicine. Read more

Survey report – Physician views on retirement

CompHealth wanted to learn more about physicians’ attitudes toward retirement — including their reasons for wanting to retire and motivators for wanting to stay active in the workforce, as well as their opinions on moving into another form of medical work upon retirement. Read more

Traveling for pleasure and for work – A PTA’s journey

Traveling physical therapist assistant Dawn, travels for work and for pleasure. Visiting scenic sites both in the states and abroad and thoroughly enjoying all of it. Read more

Serving patients and her family through locum tenens

Dr. Gina Bell was looking for an option that would provide her with more flexibility of schedule and control of her life so she could focus more on her family. A friend recommended she try locum tenens and the rest is history. Read more

Locums lets Dr. Peter Kim spend more time with his family

After a 20 plus year career as an obstetrician Dr. Peter Kim saw a fellow a physician he had been in residency with succumb to cancer. It gave Kim an epiphany, after watching his friend work all the time and then be gone so quickly made Kim realize he wanted to spend more time with his wife and three small children. Read more

Help us celebrate the inaugural National Locum Tenens Week

The first ever national locum tenens week is coming up Aug. 14 to 18. The event is being spearheaded by the NALTO who wanted to designate a week every year to recognize the significant contributions of physicians and advanced practitioners at healthcare facilities nationwide who are dedicated to providing locum tenens medical coverage. Read more

Volunteer firefighter, camp counselor and traveling SLP

Molly, a speech language pathologist, started traveling while she was still in school working as a PRN during the summer months while on break. Once she graduated she spent time in her home state of Ohio working and volunteering at a local fire department as a firefighter and EMT. Read more

10 must-knows when considering part-time physician jobs

Looking for a part-time physician job? Use these 10 tips to identify ways you can start working less and enjoying life more. Read more

Help solve physician burnout with listening

Physician burnout is an often talked about topic, but what can really be done to solve it? The AMA defines burnout as: “A long-term stress reaction characterized by depersonalization, including cynical or negative attitudes towards patients, emotional exhaustion, a feeling of decreased personal achievement and a lack of empathy for patients.” Read more