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What Determines A Locum Tenens Physician’s Pay?

Locums are independent contractors and are paid an hourly rate for time worked. The rate that the physician is paid varies greatly depending on specialty, location of the healthcare facility and the facility itself. Read more

Financial Decisions For Late Career Physicians – White Coat Investor

As physicians approach retirement there are a lot of financial decisions to make. Have you planned well? Are you ready to retire? Can you afford not to work? Dr. Jim Dahle, the White Coat Investor, talks about these and other considerations in a post on whitecoatinvestor.com. Read more

Five Key Benefits of Healthcare Providers Having a Hobby

Whether you are new in your career, well established or looking at retirement, having a hobby or pastime can make a substantial impact not only on your personal well-being, but also on your professional performance. Read more

Four Reasons Why Physicians Should Do Volunteer Work

Physician burnout keeps getting worse. And, the major causes of burnout — too much red tape, too much time at work, too much time dealing with electronic health records — aren't going away any time soon. So how are physicians supposed to fight it? Read more

7 Insanely Funny, Informative Medical Parody Videos

In the age of singing competition shows and “car-aoke” on late night television, the world is encouraging the creation of new musical stories. The medical field is taking a page right out of this book by creating compelling content that shines a light on their professions and promotes best practices. Read more

CompHealth Employee Kerstin James Honored For Charitable Baked Goods

One of CompHealth's employees was recently honored by a local news station for her efforts in the community. Kerstin James is a learning and development specialist and spends much of her time away from work volunteering for the non-profit Icing Smiles that creates elaborate cakes and cupcakes for seriously ill children in Utah. Read more

CompHealth Helps Make Art Accessible At ArtPrize8

CompHealth's Grand Rapids office recently partnered with artist Dwayne Szot to make art accessible to all at Grand Rapids, Michigan's annual ArtPrize event. Read more

Essentialism in Medical Practice

There can only be one real priority. The word priority is singular. That means there can only be one. The idea of having a few priorities — or even worse, many priorities — defeats the purpose of really identifying the most important thing. Read more

Infographic: Physician Workload Survey

According to a new national study from locumstory.com, nearly two-thirds of physicians feel more overworked now compared to when they first started their careers. In contrast, only 13 percent say they are less overworked now than at the beginning of their careers. Read more

CompHealth Is On Instagram

CompHealth has well established Twitter and Facebook accounts but decided it was finally time to fully embrace the photo sharing abilities of Instagram. Read more