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Medical Doctor Associates has been committed to serving the healthcare staffing industry and meeting the locum tenens needs of physicians and facilities for more than 25 years. By delivering industry insights, tips for navigating the world of healthcare and locum tenens, and other helpful resources, this blog is an extension of that commitment.

Medicare [INFOGRAPHIC]

Frankly Speaking: Medicare

The state of Medicare today casts an ominous shadow over its own future, and presents a list of questions that need to be answered sooner rather than later. The number of Medicare recipients is at an all-time high, and the majority of those recipients hav

Locum Tenens Travel: Undiscovered National Parks to Visit While On Assignment

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If you’re planning to hit the road for a locum tenens assignment this summer, you likely already have an idea of how you want to spend your time away from work. Maybe there’s a restaurant specializing in local cuisine that you just have to try, a sporting

Locums Love: 5 Ways to Ensure Enjoyable Locum Tenens Experiences

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There’s so much to love about working locum tenens: the flexibility, the chance to experience new practice settings, travel, gaining new professional and personal experiences – the list goes on! As a locum tenens physician or advanced practitioner, you al

4 Unexpected Reasons You Might Need Locums Coverage

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Life is unexpected. That’s one of the best parts about it at times, and at others, it can be among the worst aspects. When it comes to locum tenens coverage, there are the planned needs – absences due to vacations, conference attendance, maternity leave a

Healthcare Hiring [INFOGRAPHIC];Healthcare Hiring [INFOGRAPHIC];Healthcare Hiring [INFOGRAPHIC];Healthcare Hiring [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the healthcare industry will produce one in three new jobs over the next decade. That’s an impressive statistic and great news for the economy, employees and employers alike, but it doesn’t fully capture ;The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the healthcare industry will produce one in three new jobs over the next decade. That’s an impressive statistic and great news for the economy, employees and employers alike, but it doesn’t fully capture ;The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the healthcare industry will produce one in three new jobs over the next decade. That’s an impressive statistic and great news for the economy, employees and employers alike, but it doesn’t fully capture ;The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the healthcare industry will produce one in three new jobs over the next decade. That’s an impressive statistic and great news for the economy, employees and employers alike, but it doesn’t fully capture

Living the Locums Lifestyle: How to Choose a Locum Tenens Staffing Firm [VIDEO]

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The member directory for the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) alone boasts nearly 70 member companies, and that list doesn’t include every locum tenens staffing firm in the nation. What does that mean for physicians and advanced

Flying with Fido: Tips for Locum Tenens Travel with Pets

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Living the locums lifestyle offers many great benefits including flexible schedules, discovering new destinations and experiencing different practice settings. If, like 62 percent of American households, your family includes a pet, one of the other unique

NCQA and NAMSS: What These Certifications Mean in Healthcare

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Imagine you are looking for a restaurant for a meaningful celebration or an important business meeting in an unfamiliar city. Everything needs to be perfect, but how do you determine the best place to go? You would likely ask around with friends familiar

Crossing State Lines: Locums and the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

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Have license, can travel. For physicians who work locum tenens with the federal government, this statement has long been a reality. Most federal government opportunities only require a provider to have an active state license in any state rather than requ

Patient Safety [INFOGRAPHIC]

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First, do no harm. This phrase is a cherished one throughout healthcare, and a principle by which healthcare facilities and providers alike always seek to abide. So, in 1999, when the Institute of Medicine published their now famous “To Err is Human” repo


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