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You're somebody's type! Donate blood and save lives.

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jan 21, 2019 1:51:33 PM

This January, Interim Physicians is joining the American Red Cross to celebrate National Blood Donor Month.

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Topics: National Blood Donor Month, American Red Cross, blood donor, New Year, January, Find a Blood Drive, give blood

America’s heartland is starved for doctors, and (believe it or not ) there’s rarely a dull moment

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Aug 9, 2018 2:27:57 PM

Supply and demand – it's basic economics. But what happens when demand outweighs supply? And what happens when the demand is for doctors to care for people?

That’s what’s happening right here in America, as the demand for physicians continues to outweigh the supply. What we have now is a physician shortage that limits access to medical care – and sadly, rural communities have been hit especially hard.

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Topics: rural medicine, emergency room, family practice, physician shortage

Beat the heat (and high admission rates) this summer with locum tenens

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jul 5, 2018 9:35:28 AM

Summer is officially here! That means pool parties, barbecues, picnics at the park, and some fun in the sun; however, summertime is also time for higher traffic at urgent cares, hospitals, and emergency rooms across the country. Dehydration, sun and food poisoning, and rapid alcohol consumption are just a few common culprits that can cause a rise in admissions during the summer holiday season. This is especially true during summer holidays, like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

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Topics: summer, emergency room, holiday coverage, locum tenens holiday coverage

We're Celebrating National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day!

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jun 5, 2018 11:23:27 AM

Tuesday, June 5 is National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, and we’d like to take a moment today to thank our Physician Recruiters for all of their hard work and dedication. Our recruiters are an imperative part of the locum tenens puzzle, and they allow us to help change lives by pairing quality physicians and advance practitioners with facilities and patients all across the country. Without our talented team of recruiters, millions of those who rely on locum tenens every day would go without the care they desperately need.

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Topics: National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, physician recruiter

Hello, the nurse practitioner will see you now

Posted by Lauren Garvey on May 17, 2018 1:24:59 PM

Last week was National Nurses Week, but we think recognition for our talented – and much needed – nursing professionals shouldn’t be limited to a single week. At Interim Physicians, we recognize the hard work and dedication of all nurses and understand our country desperately needs these healthcare professionals. That’s why, in addition to staffing physician jobs, we often work with nurse practitioners (NPs) to place them in locum tenens jobs across the United States.

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Topics: nurse practitioner, nurse practitioner locum tenens

Why Humor is Imperative for Physicians (and Patients, Too)

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Apr 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM

When was the last time you had a good laugh?

April is National Humor Month, and the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine,” couldn’t be more true than in healthcare. Laughter fuels resiliency, and with more than half of physicians reporting symptoms of burnout, laughter is always welcome at hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country.

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Topics: physician burnout, National Humor Month

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