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Dr. Natalee Stone

Physician Feature: Natalee Stone, MD

From the very beginning of her medical journey, Dr. Stone believed medicine was about one thing above all else: the patient. When she took a permanent position, however, she encountered a lot of challenges due to changes in hospital medicine. “I got into medicine to help people, and eventually it felt like helping people became secondary to all the other stressors some of the administrators were applying,” she says. That’s when Dr. Stone turned to locum tenens.

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How’s Your Digital Front Door Strategy?

You might be familiar with the buzzword “digital front door,” but what does that phrase really mean? It’s your strategy for engaging each touchpoint of your patients’ online user experience with the technology they already use. Much like your facility’s patient flow, which we addressed in a previous blog, your digital front door strategy is worth analyzing and perfecting.

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7 Ways Locum Tenens Physicians Can Practice Self-Care

According to Medscape’s National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report 2019, over half of physicians either experience depression or feel burned out. This can lead to earlier retirement, and the shortage of coverage is taking a serious toll on hospitals and their staffs nationwide. So, what can you do to ensure that you don’t become one of the statistics? As important as it is to practice medicine, it’s important to practice self-care, too.

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10 Facts About Physician Assistants in Celebration of PA Week 2019

Medicus Healthcare Solutions recognizes physician assistants (PAs) who work locum tenens, as well as those with permanent positions, for the valuable contributions they make to improve access to healthcare year round. We thank you for providing exceptional, greatly needed medical services at America’s hospitals, health systems, practices, clinics, and urgent care centers. And we deeply appreciate your commitment to the delivery of quality, patient-centric care.

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5 Tips to Eliminate No-Shows at Your Practice

People fail to show up for appointments for a variety of reasons, including lack of transportation, the desire to avoid long wait times, poor medical literacy, and language barriers. Then there are those who admit to missing an appointment because they forgot they made it in the first place. Yet, no matter the rationalization, people who skip scheduled time with a medical provider not only sacrifice needed care, but also cause their clinician’s practice or facility to lose revenue.

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14 Must-Download Applications for Traveling Providers

For locum tenens professionals, it’s time consuming to coordinate travel details in addition to lining up necessary documentation for each placement. Thankfully, some locum tenens staffing companies assist with booking hotels and flights, eliminating a few items from your to-do list. Even if you’ve enlisted a recruiter to help you along the way, traveling—whether by plane or car—is still a big undertaking. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of applications that will make your next locum tenens assignment (or vacation) easier to navigate—and help you find entertainment along the way!

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Dr. Natalee Stone

Physician Feature: Natalee Stone, MD

From the very beginning of her medical journey, Dr. Stone believed medicine was about one thing above all else: the patient. When she took a permanent position, however, she encountered a lot of challenges due to changes in hospital medicine. “I got into medicine to help people, and eventually it felt like helping people became secondary to all the other stressors some of the administrators were applying,” she says. That’s when Dr. Stone turned to locum tenens.

Read More »
woman typing on keyboard

How’s Your Digital Front Door Strategy?

You might be familiar with the buzzword “digital front door,” but what does that phrase really mean? It’s your strategy for engaging each touchpoint of your patients’ online user experience with the technology they already use. Much like your facility’s patient flow, which we addressed in a previous blog, your digital front door strategy is worth analyzing and perfecting.

Read More »
woman writing in journal

7 Ways Locum Tenens Physicians Can Practice Self-Care

According to Medscape’s National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report 2019, over half of physicians either experience depression or feel burned out. This can lead to earlier retirement, and the shortage of coverage is taking a serious toll on hospitals and their staffs nationwide. So, what can you do to ensure that you don’t become one of the statistics? As important as it is to practice medicine, it’s important to practice self-care, too.

Read More »
Provider with a patient

10 Facts About Physician Assistants in Celebration of PA Week 2019

Medicus Healthcare Solutions recognizes physician assistants (PAs) who work locum tenens, as well as those with permanent positions, for the valuable contributions they make to improve access to healthcare year round. We thank you for providing exceptional, greatly needed medical services at America’s hospitals, health systems, practices, clinics, and urgent care centers. And we deeply appreciate your commitment to the delivery of quality, patient-centric care.

Read More »
hand with wristwatch

5 Tips to Eliminate No-Shows at Your Practice

People fail to show up for appointments for a variety of reasons, including lack of transportation, the desire to avoid long wait times, poor medical literacy, and language barriers. Then there are those who admit to missing an appointment because they forgot they made it in the first place. Yet, no matter the rationalization, people who skip scheduled time with a medical provider not only sacrifice needed care, but also cause their clinician’s practice or facility to lose revenue.

Read More »
Smartphone with applications screen

14 Must-Download Applications for Traveling Providers

For locum tenens professionals, it’s time consuming to coordinate travel details in addition to lining up necessary documentation for each placement. Thankfully, some locum tenens staffing companies assist with booking hotels and flights, eliminating a few items from your to-do list. Even if you’ve enlisted a recruiter to help you along the way, traveling—whether by plane or car—is still a big undertaking. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of applications that will make your next locum tenens assignment (or vacation) easier to navigate—and help you find entertainment along the way!

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This Season, Cover Your Mouth—And Your Hospital

Monday, September 23, was the official last day of summer. Although you might not need to grab snow shovels or ice scrapers quite yet, it certainly isn’t too soon for decision-makers at urgent care centers, medical practices, and other facilities to start preparing for appropriate coverage to handle fall and winter health issues.

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State Spotlight: Marvelous and Mountainous

By practicing locum tenens, you can set your location, schedule, and assignment length to fit your personal and professional goals. Today, we’ve compiled a list of states currently seeking locum tenens providers for a variety of specialties. What do they all have in common? They’re located in states featuring mountains of opportunity—both literally and figuratively.

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