Rewarding work


Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Nov-Dec;6(10):10.

To the Editor:

I was so pleased to see Dr. Robert Thompson's letter [Letters, June 1999 ] about the article, “A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens” [February 1999].

My husband has been doing locum tenens work for three years. I do all his paperwork and set up his assignments. From my point of view, locum tenens has been a godsend.

I would advise caution, though, because all locum tenens companies and their staffs are not equal. Some promise lots of assignments, and, after you fill out volumes of paperwork, you find out they really have nothing. Others hold paychecks too long.

Overall, though, both of us are very happy with locum tenens work.


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