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About Mary Biljanic

Mary Biljanic+ handles public relations for CompHealth. She covers health news and human interest stories about patients and the physicians, advanced practice and allied health professionals who care for them.

Lessons Learned from “The Waiting Room” – Why Emergency Physicians are in Such Demand

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. Read more

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, your recruiter will have the biggest impact on the quality of your locum tenens experience. Read more

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. Read more

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? Learn about the pros and cons of hospital positions. Read more

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. Read more

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 myths about locum tenens. Read more

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, that's not the only option. Here are some ways to make your practice more profitable. Read more

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. Read more

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, especially as providers begin scheduling time off. Read more

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

With one of the largest populations in the U.S., the Golden State is poor in 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 are just a few. Read more