Interim Physicians Blog

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

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

Locum Tenens Daily Wrap Up: Week Of June 2nd

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jun 6, 2014 6:19:07 PM

LocumTenensDaily.com is the source for news & perspectives that matter to locum tenens professionals like physicians, mid-level providers, healthcare facilities & staffing firms. Locum Tenens Daily publishes original news and resources from top healthcare publications and professionals on a daily basis.

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Topics: locum tenens, Locum Tenens Daily, medicine, Our Blog, retiring, rural medicine, throwback, Throwback week

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