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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: Family Practice, Rural 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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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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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 Practitioners

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, Humor in Medicine Month

Becoming a Locum Tenens Physician Just Got Easier

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Mar 15, 2018 10:33:00 AM

The freedom to choose your own schedule, work environment, and location is intriguing to many physicians, but how do you go about landing a great locum tenens assignment? Begin by working with a staffing agency like Interim Physicians to find the ideal job for you, then follow these seven easy steps to land your next locums assignment.

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Topics: Locum Tenens