Over the past few years, the demand for locum tenens physicians has increased drastically.
Some contributing key factors to the spike, national demographics are producing an increased patient volume, and locum tenens physicians are playing a large role in serving these new patients. With the number of uninsured dropping due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and baby boomers aging, healthcare facilities are experiencing high patient volumes, resulting in staffing challenges.
The locum tenens lifestyle offers many benefits. Dr. Tavakoli is a Locum Tenens Physician and shares his experiences as a locum tenens, the benefits of locum tenens, the process, and working with ICON.
Working with ICON
“I decided to work with ICON, because they have a wide network across the country. Anywhere I chose to work with across the states that I’m licensed with they had opportunities for me. They are very easy to work with they feel more like friends than business partners. And they take me as their priority rather than a business opportunity for them.”
Why ICON is unique
“ICON Network doesn’t leave any surprises. When I start working at a place ICON gives me all the details ahead of time without having any surprises when I start. Most of the time they screen out the ones that are undesirable based on feedback from physicians such as myself. And they leave anything that I don’t want out of the positions that they offer me. The good thing with working with ICON is I try things before I commit to them. It’s more like going on a “business date” and liking what you’re going into.”
Why Locum Tenens, the Benefits
“Working as a Locum Tenens physician gives me the freedom that I want to go to different places, try networking with new people, trying new cultures, new associates, and working in different environments. And basically gives me the opportunity to try a job before I commit to it long-term. It gives me the choice of choosing where I am geographically and the people that I liked to work with.”
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