As retirement age approaches many physicians find themselves not ready to stop practicing medicine. Working locum tenens instead of retirement allows physicians to have the best of both worlds, working as often as they wish while still having time for other things.
CompHealth Locum Tenens Division President Melissa Byington recently wrote about why physicians should consider locum tenens instead of retirement on physicianspractice.com.
Highlights of the article include how working locum tenens instead of retirement:
- Provides great scheduling flexibility and the opportunity to work when you want
- Allows you to spend more time with family and friends while still maintaining your medical career
- Visit friends or family in other parts of the country while still working
- Lets you ease into full-retirement at your own pace and on your own schedule
- Benefits both facilities and physicians by giving both groups what they need
If you’re ready to phase out of full-time practice, but you want to keep making a difference in patients’ lives, locums may be right for you.