Everything You Need to Know About Locum Malpractice Insurance
Aug13

Everything You Need to Know About Locum Malpractice Insurance

In many professions, if you make a tiny mistake at work because you’re tired or distracted, it’s no big deal. However, when you are a doctor, you have people’s lives in your hands. A slip up at work because you’re having a bad day could cost your patient and you so much! That’s why it’s important to take care of yourself so that you can take the best care of your patients. But, for those moments when things do go awry, make sure that...

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What’s the Scoop on Patients Taking Narcotics While Breastfeeding?
Nov30

What’s the Scoop on Patients Taking Narcotics While Breastfeeding?

When my sister’s provider handed her a bottle of opiates just after she had her son, I was shocked. I understood that she had a C-section and was in pain. However, I didn’t realize that doctors could prescribe taking narcotics while breastfeeding. As a (now former) healthcare reporter and someone who has lost many friends to the opioid epidemic, I couldn’t help but wonder… What if my sister had a history of addiction? Did they do any...

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Why Now is a Great Time For a Locum Tenens Career
Nov16

Why Now is a Great Time For a Locum Tenens Career

Hey you. Yeah, you there with the medical degree. You there working long shifts at the hospital as a staff physician. Oh, and you there, just starting out in the medical field, unsure which direction to take. And you, over there, working at a family practice but itching for retirement – or to at least not have to work so many hours. For all of you, right now is a great time for a locum tenens career. The locum lifestyle, where you...

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Tips for Talking to Patients About STDs
Oct24

Tips for Talking to Patients About STDs

Let’s face it – sex is an awkward thing to talk about with just anyone. Even though you’re the doctor and they’re the patient, there’s still this uncomfortableness when it comes to initiating a conversation about sex. Should you wait for them to mention it or should you bring it up first? How should you ask them questions about their sexual health without being too pushy? What’s the appropriate level of humor to use during this...

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Top Four Things Only Locum Tenens Understand
Aug14

Top Four Things Only Locum Tenens Understand

Let’s face it. People who don’t work within the medical community may not be familiar with the term locum tenens. When you meet someone for the first time and tell them that you’re a locum tenens physician, you may have to explain exactly what that means. This usually triggers a series of questions, and you have to find the best way to explain your job. At the end of the day, though, it’s actually really hard to explain to people all...

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