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Interim Physicians Named a 2017 Largest Locum Tenens Staffing Firm

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Oct 11, 2017 11:29:34 AM

For the second consecutive year, Interim Physicians has been named Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 12th largest locum tenens staffing company in the United States. This impressive standing among elite staffing firms ranks Interim Physicians 12th among the 16 firms that produced at least $25 million of annual revenue in 2016.

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Topics: locum tenens, staffing firm, award, Staffing Industry Analysts

Dr. Ken's Corner: Rural Hospitals Face Threats to Survival

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Sep 25, 2017 3:58:41 PM

Every day, thousands of Americans receive quality patient care from locum tenens physicians representing almost every specialty and sub-specialty.  The vast majority of these doctors practice in urban settings, most of them likely unaware that the idea behind locum tenens staffing had its humble origins in rural America.  It all began as a way to provide relief to overworked primary care physicians in underserved communities in Texas and the Intermountain West.

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Topics: locum tenens, Dr. Ken Teufel, hospital coverage, hospital medicine, rural medicine

Locum Tenens Jobs — A Helpful Transition for Soon-to-Retire Physicians

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Sep 13, 2017 3:06:44 PM

After decades of saving lives, many physicians approaching retirement find it hard to have a smooth transition to the next phase of their lives. Most of them are just not ready yet to stop practicing medicine. Fortunately, there are now locum tenens jobs they can take to help them slowly ease into their retirement years.

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America’s Aging Population Needs More Orthopedic Surgeons

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Sep 11, 2017 9:16:27 AM

More than 80 million Americans today belong to the demographic of Baby Boomers, the generation of people born between 1946 and 1964. They make up almost 25 percent of the overall population in the country. With their age and population size, Baby Boomers are a huge factor in the increasing demand for medical services and physicians, including orthopedic surgeons.

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The Trend of Trust in Locum Tenens Physicians

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Sep 8, 2017 4:06:26 PM

We know that established practices will always be looking for permanent physicians to hold a position in their hospitals. It makes sense for them to have staff members they can call on dependably. But in filling spots on their roster, you always have value as a locum tenens physician.

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Dr. Ken's Corner: Prescribing Missteps: Sharing the Blame

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Sep 6, 2017 11:18:53 AM

U.S. physicians are in the midst of a prescription drug tsunami.  New drugs are coming to market faster than physicians' ability to assimilate everything they need to know about them: when to prescribe, when not to prescribe, safe dosages under different circumstances, potential side effects and adverse interactions with other prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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