The Freedom of Locum Tenens Assignments

January 13th, 2017 2 Min read The Freedom of Locum Tenens Assignments Blog
The physicians that work with CompHealth love taking locum tenens assignments. Although the reasons for working locum tenens are varied, they each have one thing in common — the freedom to explore other interests taking these assignments affords them. From acting to writing, each of these physicians use the scheduling power locum tenens assignments give them to do what they love outside of medicine. Here are a few things we learned about these physicians and what they love doing in their spare time.  

Dr. Noel Lumpkin: I’m a Physician and a Writer

For more than a decade, Dr. Noel Lumpkin has chosen to work locum tenens. It allows her to carve out time for herself to write and leave the stress of permanent positions behind.    

Dr. Michael Higginbotham: I’m a Physician and a Dog Fancier

After a long career as a cardiologist Dr. Michael Higginbotham was ready for retirement and to spend more time with his favorite pets. Working locum tenens assignments gives Higginbotham the best of both worlds — working as a physician and pursuing his passion as a dog fancier.  

Dr. Mandaar Gokhale: I’m A Physician and An Actor

Dr. Mandaar Gokhale has been an emergency medicine physician for 20 years. But medicine is not his only love. He also loves the stage and even moved from the east coast to Los Angeles to better achieve his acting dreams.  

Dr. Tammy Allen: I’m a Physician and a World Traveler

Dr. Tammy Allen is a full-time locum tenens physician. She chose to work locum tenens assignments because she loves the flexibility it gives her to both practice medicine and still do the things she loves most -- traveling and volunteering.