"As an independent contractor, I have to facilitate all of my own benefits and all of my own tax reporting," says Dr. Beverly Ricker. "I do that by finding people that I can trust."
Locum tenens physicians are independent contractors and are responsible for doing their own taxes and providing for their own benefits. For those doing locums as a supplement to a permanent job, this may not be as big of an issue but to a full-time locums doctor it can be daunting. Dr. Beverly Ricker has solved this problem by hiring an accountant that only works with physicians.
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