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3 Reasons Why Every Specialist Should Perform Locums Work

Many physicians who specialize have considered doing locums but are reluctant to do so. Many aren’t sure there is a need for locums in their specialty or how performing locums would work for them. As a critical care physician with over 10 years of locums experience, I have worked in several places with many types of physicians. I can tell you: There is a huge need for locums specialists. Here are three reasons why every specialist should consider pursuing locums work.

The demand is high. The need for specialists is huge, especially in rural and underserved areas. There are some hospitals where there is no specialist coverage at all. Providing locums coverage for even just a few days a month could be of a huge benefit to these organizations.

You can make your own schedule. Because the need for specialists is so great, oftentimes, organizations are willing to be more flexible in order to meet your needs. They need your services and are willing to accommodate you.

You don’t have to give up continuity of care. One of the reasons some specialists are reluctant to do locums work is because they are afraid they won’t get to establish continuity of care. They often think of locums as a “one and done” situation. However, this is not often the case as many locums opportunities are long term, and may last several months or even years.

As you can see, locums can benefit physicians in every specialty. To learn how locums can work for you, contact the locums experts at Floyd Lee Locums.

Stephanie E. Freeman, MD, earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and her Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Freeman also completed a Geriatrics fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Auburn University.

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