VIDEO: Locum Tenens Helps One Doctor Avoid Burnout and Focus on Her Patients

November 30th, 2015 1 Min read VIDEO: Locum Tenens Helps One Doctor Avoid Burnout and Focus on Her Patients Blog As a busy OB/GYN, Dr. Monica Anselmetti found the rigors of her practice were taking over her life. Even when she was off work, she was never really off. She even contemplated leaving medicine in order to get her life back under control, until she eventually found a solution that worked for her.

“Locum tenens allowed me to continue practicing medicine in a way that suited my lifestyle at the time and has helped me transition through difficult personal times,” Anselmetti said.

With locum tenens, Dr. Anselmetti realized she could work incredibly hard during her assignments, but then have the opportunity to recover and take time for herself before beginning the next assignment. “Some doctors might be concerned that they wouldn’t be able to have the same kind of long term or in-depth relationships with patients doing locums,” said Anselmetti. “But at least for me, I have been able to feel like I’m here for you now and I’m going to do whatever I can for you now and I take the time to really bond with that patient as much as possible.” “When I’m there, I am 100 percent there and when I’m not there I know another physician is taking care of those patients,” she added. Learn more about Dr. Anselmetti’s locums tenens story.


Chad Saley

Chad Saley

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

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