Using Locum Tenens To Practice Medicine Beyond Retirement Age

February 10th, 2016 1 Min read Using Locum Tenens To Practice Medicine Beyond Retirement Age Blog
[su_youtube url=""] Dr. Norman Baron always knew he wanted to be a doctor and thoroughly enjoyed his work. As he approached retirement age, his son developed a severe illness and needed care. Unable to maintain his job and ensure his son received the care he needed, Dr. Baron retired. He eventually found himself missing caring for patients so much that he looked into locums opportunities near his son's home. “I know I was put here on this earth to be a physician from single-digit age,” says Baron. “I just love what I do so much that I’m able to reach out so often, so frequently and positively touch the lives of people who are sick, dying, ill or going through mental problems. There are so many ways that I interact with people.” Retirement wasn’t giving him what he needed, so he turned to locums as a second career. He had free time to care for his son but still felt like he could help others. “Sure, I could retire and pick up my carpentry hobby, but I tried to do that and missed that intimate touch of being part of somebody’s life,” said Baron. “So often and in so many different ways throughout the experience of one work day, I can’t tell you how many lives I touch. That's a privilege I don’t really want to give up because I enjoy doing it.” See our open locum tenens jobs.  


Chad Saley

Chad Saley

Chad Saley is a public relations manager at CHG Healthcare, the parent company of CompHealth.

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