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Melissa Byington

Melissa Byington

Melissa Byington is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation's largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Melissa's career in physician recruiting spans nearly two decades. She also serves as the president elect of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO). E-mail her here.



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According to a recent survey most physicians rate the healthcare law favorably when it comes to increasing patient access, but not so for other metrics.

Don't believe all the bad press about Millennials. The reality is that they can bring a lot of value to your medical practice.

When you're running a practice, there are plenty of things that get in the way of a vacation. That's where a locum tenens physician comes in.

Sometimes the best answers come from peers who are in similar circumstances. Here are four FAQs about going locum tenens.

Nearly half of doctors say they've experienced burnout. If you find yourself in this unfortunate group the first step is to take some time off.

If you find yourself searching for more balance between your work and home life, try living like you're in a jazz quartet.

When I first started out, the toughest part of my job was explaining what locum tenens meant. Now I talk about the reasons why it is a great option.

Hiring a new physician is a big deal. If you make a bad choice, life can quickly become very difficult. Here are four red flags you shouldn't ignore.

Running a medical practice isn't just about caring for patients. As a physician leader you owe it to yourself to understand business principles.

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