5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

December 31st, 2013 3 Min read 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013 Blog
topposts​It’s time to say goodbye to another great year. But before we say hello to 2014, we thought it would be a good idea to take one last look at 2013. Below are the blog posts that were the most popular in 2013.
  1. Physician Interview Questions and Answers — When it comes to hiring a physician, the interviewer is tasked with finding someone that not only fits the technical skill requirements, but who is a cultural match for the facility, meshes with the community, and can connect with patients. Here a few questions these interviewers ask when trying to find the right doctor.
  2. Healthcare Reform and an Aging Population. How To Meet The Demand — The full impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act won’t be known for years to come, but most agree that the demand for the services of healthcare workers will increase. This is on top of the already increasing demand for healthcare services by an aging population. How we meet this demand in the short-term as the new law’s many provisions make staged entrances, and in the long-term as we move towards universal coverage, presents many challenges. Of one thing we can be certain: Healthcare organization staffing plans must be flexible enough to meet this demand while providing excellent care to every patient.
  3. What does 14-20 Percent Growth in Psychiatry Market Mean for Psychiatry candidates — The Bureau of Labor Statistics has pegged annual growth in Psychiatry at 14-20 percent through 2016. For some candidates the increased demand has meant going on more interviews and receiving more offers than in previous years.  In response employers have been more creative with loan repayment, sign on bonuses, PTO, CME stipends and other incentives.  Even annual base compensation for Psychiatrists, something that hospitals are historically reluctant to increase, has begun to rise.  Yet many candidates are surprised to find out there are limited options for them in the psychiatry market even with the physician shortage.
  4. Physician Retirement Planning - Are You Ready? — While the percentage of doctors who consider themselves behind is a staggering 48 percent, most physicians have the opportunity to catch up by either saving more or working locum tenens assignments to supplement their income. In a CompHealth study of 1,000 physicians (conducted by Wakefield Research), 77 percent of doctors said they would consider working locum tenens part-time.
  5. What Nephrologists Earn: The 2013 Salary Report — Kidney disease is on the rise in the United States. A study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases reports that 59 percent of Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. African Americans and women have an even greater chance of developing the disease. Nephrologists play an important role in diagnosing and treating kidney conditions, and their services are needed throughout the country.