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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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For decades, locum tenens has been one of the best-kept secrets in healthcare. There are a multitude of reasons why physicians choose Locum tenens.

If you're ready to phase out of full-time practice, but you want to keep making a difference in patients' lives, locums may be right for you.

More than half of the respondents said they spend less time with patients now than when they started their career, according to new study.

Helping others outside the work environment can often invigorate overworked physicians. Volunteering is a perfect way to do that.

Busy physicians must consciously choose how to spend their day, focusing on the things that really matter.

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.


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