What is Locum Tenens Primary Care?

What is Locum Tenens Primary Care?

The American Medical Association projects a shortage of between 17,800 and 48,000 primary care physicians by 2034. Yet, today, the effects of the physician shortage are already being felt, with over 102 million Americans currently lacking sufficient access to primary care services. As the combination of a growing and aging population, increased turnover, burnout, and other factors continue, the demand for primary care services will only continue to rise.

Enter locum tenens, a Latin term meaning "hold the place of." This approach offers a potential solution to the challenges posed by the scarcity of primary care physicians. Locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners specializing in primary care step in to fill temporary shifts at clinics, hospitals, and various healthcare facilities. Their presence ensures that these institutions have sufficient staffing and resources, addressing the pressing need for primary care services in their communities.

Why Work Locum Tenens Primary Care?

Primary care locum tenens allows physicians and advanced practitioners the freedom to determine their own schedules, work hours, and assignment durations. This flexibility helps align professional commitments with personal life, reducing the risk of burnout and promoting a healthy work-life balance.

By embracing the primary care locums lifestyle you can easily bypass administrative hassles and maintain control over your workload. In addition, this focus on patient care, coupled with the freedom to pursue hobbies and interests, enriches your personal life. For those passionate about travel, locum tenens work provides the freedom to explore new destinations without the hassle of requesting time off. This not only enhances personal satisfaction but also contributes to a healthier overall work-life balance.

If you’d prefer to find enhanced work-life balance without all of the travel, locum tenens primary care opportunities are available close to home as well, enabling you to enjoy all of the benefits that come from a locum tenens career while making an impact on your local community.

As a primary care locum tenens physician or APP, you not only have the freedom to journey to new locations but also the opportunity to make a significant difference in communities facing shortages in primary care staffing. This dual benefit seamlessly integrates exploration with a meaningful contribution to healthcare.

Locum tenens positions offer higher hourly wages, driven by increased demand for primary care physicians and advanced practitioners in specific areas. By choosing primary care locum tenens, you can simultaneously explore diverse regions and increase your compensation. This financial boost is a result of addressing gaps in healthcare, allowing you to play a crucial role in reducing wait times and ensuring the continuity of patient care. Choosing a career in primary care locum tenens becomes a fulfilling way to positively impact communities while enjoying the associated financial rewards.

Working in primary care locum tenens provides a chance to enhance clinical experience beyond permanent positions. Exposure to new clinical settings in different regions broadens your skillset and exposes you to a diverse patient population.

Engage with a nationwide network of colleagues, gaining insights that expand your knowledge and professional connections. These experiences not only enrich your career but also contribute to building a robust support system within the primary care community.

Here are a Few Reasons Why You Should Work Primary Care Locum Tenens with Medicus:

Working Primary Care Locum Tenens with Medicus
Working Primary Care  Locum Tenens with Medicus

Why Partner with Medicus in Primary Care Locum Tenens?

Medicus stands as your dedicated partner in navigating the dynamic primary care job market. Our commitment goes beyond traditional locum tenens staffing, offering a broader range of opportunities, including exclusive transition projects and interim leadership roles. Gain insights into primary care market trends, allowing you to apply your skills for a positive impact on communities in need.

Whether pursuing full-time primary care locum tenens or balancing it with a permanent primary care position, Medicus provides the flexibility to shape your career according to your preferences. Together, we make a difference in the lives and communities of others.

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View our current primary care job openings

Family Medicine Opportunity in North Carolina - Flexible Schedules

  • Posted 2 days ago
  • North Carolina
  • Physician
  • Family Medicine, Primary Care
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a hospital in south-central North Carolina that has an opening for a Family Medicine physician to assist their team. Opportunity Overview: Schedule: 8 or10-hour shifts, 3-4 day workweek, flexible scheduling Rotating call schedule Setting: Outpatient clinic Daily Volume:...

Primary Care Locum Opportunity in Southern Wisconsin

  • Posted 5 days ago
  • Wisconsin
  • Physician
  • Family Medicine, Primary Care
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with a hospital in southern Wisconsin with an opening for a Primary Care physician to provide locum coverage. Opening Highlights: Schedule: 8a-4:30p, Tuesday-Friday No call shifts Setting: Clinic Patient Population: 85% adult, 15% peds EKG in-office EMR: Epic Support Staff:...

Primary Care Opportunity in Northeast Georgia

  • Posted 5 days ago
  • Georgia
  • Physician
  • Family Medicine, Primary Care
  • Locum
Medicus is partnering with a clinic in northeast Georgia with an opening for a Primary Care Physician to assist their team. About the Opportunity: Schedule: 8a-5p, Monday-Friday No call shifts Daily Census: 20 Patient Population: 6% peds, 79% adult, 15% geri No required procedures Support Staff:...

Internal Medicine Opening 20-Mintues Outside Atlanta, GA

  • Posted 9 days ago
  • Georgia
  • Physician
  • Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Primary Care
  • Locum
A clinic in northwest Georgia, 20 minutes outside of Georgia, has an opportunity for an Internal Medicine physician to assist their team. Opening Details: Schedule: 8a-5p, Monday-Friday No call Daily Census: 18-20 Support Staff: CMA, MD, APP Must be board-certified Paid travel & lodging If you...

Indian Health Clinic Assignment | Any State License Accepted

  • Posted 30 days ago
  • South Dakota
  • Physician
  • Primary Care
  • Locum
Medicus has partnered with an Indian Health Clinic in South Dakota seeking a Primary Care physician to provide locum coverage. Opportunity Details: 6-month commitment with an option to extend Schedule: Monday-Friday (40-50 hours per week) Daily Volume: 12-16 patients Requirements: FM, IM, or GP...