The ever-growing older population reaching Medicare coupled with the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) only intensifies the physician shortage. Many PCPs are not able to take on new clients, and if they do, the wait for new patients can be upwards of several months.
According to the American Association of Medical Colleges and the New York Times, projected growth in population versus available doctors is already 60% higher than in 2010. On average, it takes 8-10 years for an undersupply of physicians to be corrected because physicians have to go through medical school and residency. The shortage of Primary Care Physicians is predicted to reach 46,000 full-time positions by 2025.
The short-term solution to this problem is to fill the gaps with quality Locum Tenens who would otherwise consider retirement – or those who are simply attracted to the many options and benefits offered by Locum Tenens positions. This is the perfect opportunity for those candidates to find work at a place where they are truly needed and will be challenged each day. These are the candidates we are communicating with daily.
Our exclusive focus at www.LocumJobsOnline.com is to provide a steady stream of physicians and advanced practice personnel to ensure that our partner agencies have supplemental staffing resources on hand ready to meet their needs. Our real-time delivery lead program provides primary care physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists and many more disciplines. And our job board allows you the opportunity to promote your agency-specific positions.
If you would like more information about our Locum Tenens real-time lead program and job board, simply CLICK HERE and a member of our team will contact you promptly.