Interim Physicians Blog

Have you thanked the people who make hospitals work this week?

Posted by Saralynn White on May 16, 2019 9:10:31 AM

This week is National Hospital Week – seven days to spend celebrating hope and healing, according to the American Hospital Association – and seven days to celebrate the women and men who support the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Despite the many challenges hospital face today, their commitment remains unshakable: to provide a wide array of benefits tailored to the particular needs of the communities they proudly serve.

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Topics: Hospitals

Dr. Ken's Corner: Deadly Superbug Comes Out of the Shadows

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on May 14, 2019 11:27:44 AM

The dramatic increase in Candida auris infections has received little publicity...until now. According to the CDC, nearly half of those who become infected with this nasty fungus die within 90 days. Upon gaining access to a patient's blood-stream, C. auris defies conventional treatment. Ninety percent of the time it's found to be resistant to at least one of the three commonly used anti-fungal medications and 30 percent of the time it's resistant to two or more of the drugs.

There have been 587 cases of C. auris in the United States, says the CDC. To date, it's been reported in 12 states, the greatest concentration being in New York, New Jersey and Illinois. Fifty percent of residents in some Chicago nursing homes tested positive for the presence of C. auris. Its spread has become so much of a concern that the CDC has now placed C. auris on its list of germs classified as an "urgent threat."
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Interim Physicians finds its groove in Atlanta (and we’re just getting started)

Posted by Nick Aldridge on Apr 25, 2019 9:20:20 AM

You may know this city for its sultry summer heat or that it’s home to the world’s busiest airport, but you might not know that Atlanta is an integral hub for the locum tenens industry. In fact, Atlanta is home to some of the largest and most well-established locum companies in the country.

On that list is Interim Physicians (IP), and our Regional Atlanta office ensures the organization has a meaningful and vital presence in an essential city (and region).

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Dr. Ken's Corner: Is it Burnout or Boredom?

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Mar 27, 2019 9:29:24 AM
Burnout among physicians is much higher than burnout in the general population. But could it be that many physicians diagnosed with burnout are actually suffering from boredom? Here are some of the synonyms listed under the heading of boredom: apathy, weariness, dissatisfaction, frustration, restlessness, lack of enthusiasm, lack of interest, lack of concern. And here's the AMA's definition of burnout: "emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lost sense of accomplishment." Sounds like boredom and burnout go hand-in-hand.
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Topics: Physician Burnout

Dr. Ken's Corner: Is Telemedicine the New Frontier?

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Feb 21, 2019 3:35:15 PM

Robotic surgery, gene therapy, and deep brain stimulation are so-called "frontiers" of medicine.  Now there's a new frontier--telemedicine. "Research firm IHS Markit estimates that telemedicine visits will soar from 23 million in 2017 to 105 million by 2022" (Associated Press, 2/6/19). By then, one in ten doctors' visits could be via telemedicine. This could be an understatement if practitioners, health systems, and investors keep discovering new ways to expand telemedicine's reach.

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Topics: Dr. Ken's Corner, Telemedicine

Interim Physicians is a Best of Staffing® Award Winner for the third year!

Posted by Saralynn White on Feb 6, 2019 12:51:10 PM

We are thrilled to announce that Interim Physicians is a Best of Staffing® Award Winner for Client and Talent Satisfaction for the third year.

This award is very meaningful because it's based on a survey completed by clients, physicians, and advanced practitioners who’ve worked with Interim in the past year. 

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