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What is a locum tenens doctor?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: A temporary MD.

Sometimes a practice because a sick or vacationing physician has a need for a replacement doc with the same speciality.
Some doctors like the varied locations of work, fill a need, and may even be offered a job full time. The hassle of running a practice is not there, which is why some docs to this "full-time.".

In brief: A temporary MD.

Sometimes a practice because a sick or vacationing physician has a need for a replacement doc with the same speciality.
Some doctors like the varied locations of work, fill a need, and may even be offered a job full time. The hassle of running a practice is not there, which is why some docs to this "full-time.".
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