The Locumstory Podcast
The Locumstory PodcastJul 27, 2022
Ep. 22: Fighting healthcare shortages, adapting to new places, and state by state licensing with locums NP Kelly Lueck
After her first locums assignment, nurse practitioner Kelly Lueck packed her bags and headed to Brooklyn New York to help fight the shortage of healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a crash course in being a locums provider, and made her question her career in medicine. However the lessons she learned encouraged her to take more assignments and continue to expand her skillset.
Learn all about being a locums NP from licensing to adapting new a new facility in this episode of the podcast.
Ep. 21: Exploring opportunities outside of full-time traditional practice to build a flexible career in medicine with Dr. Naomi Lawrence-Reid | Doctoring Differently
A broken chair led Dr. Naomi Lawrence-Reid to look for career opportunities outside of her full-time traditional role as a pediatrician. During her search, she tried per diem contracts, locums tenens assignments, independent telemedicine, medical writing and consulting, and even started her own aesthetics practice, just to name a few.
Now, Dr. Lawrence-Reid uses her knowledge and experiences to help other physicians create flexible and fulfilling careers through her own company, Doctoring Differently.
Check out her website here: Doctoring Differently
Ep. 20: How physicians can avoid the 3 biggest job search mistakes with Dr. Dike Drummond, The HappyMD
In this episode, we examine how physicians can avoid 3 of the biggest job search mistakes with Dr. Dike Drummond of TheHappyMD.com. Dr. Drummond reviews how and why physicians make these common mistakes and what they should do instead. To access Dr. Drummond's online course: Ideal Physician Job Search Formula, visit https://www.thehappymdacademy.com/store/hUXKudq8 and use discount code LOCUMS at checkout to save.
Ep. 19: Celebrating Women in Medicine
September is Women in Medicine Month. To celebrate, we put together a special episode highlighting a few of the incredible women who have joined us on The Locumstory Podcast. We are incredibly grateful for them and for all women in medicine who work hard to treat patients and deliver care across the country and world.
Ep. 18: Using social media to entertain and educate others about medicine with GI doc and online personality - Doc Schmidt
Dr. Benjamin Schmidt joins us on the podcast to talk about how his experiences being a medical student, fellow, and now a practicing gastroenterologist inspired him to create his online persona, Doc Schmidt. Now he has 1.3 million followers on social media, allowing him to teach and interact with people all over the world.
Check out his children's book, The Night Before Med School: A Medical Bedtime Story.
Ep. 17: Finding life-long friends, a love for giving back, and more time to be with family as a full-time locums PA with Cara Bosco
A natural nomad, Cara Bosco never thought she would have a career in medicine. However, after a semester abroad in Tanzania she learned how important it is for people everywhere to have access to healthcare resources. Now Cara has found a way to combine her love of travel, giving back, and still spend time with her husband and kids as a full-time locums PA.
Ep. 16: Happy National Locum Tenens Week 2023
In celebration of National Locum Tenens Week (August 14-18), we've put together a special episode highlighting a handful of different experiences from locum tenens providers that have shared their stories on the podcast. Thanks for celebrating with us and thank you to all the locum tenens physicians, PAs, and NPs who help provide excellent care to patients across the globe.
Ep. 15: Higher compensation, better work-life balance, increased independence and happiness with Dr. Franklyn Rocha-Cabrero
Dr. Franklyn Rocha-Cabrero is an adult neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who began working locum tenens shortly after completing his fellowship. He joined us on the podcast to discuss how he's leveraged locums to optimize his work-life balance, work with underserved communities, increase his earning potential, and diversify his skill-set as a physician. Dr. Rocha-Cabrero was initially inspired to pursue locums after reading Dr. Wilner's book - The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens.
Ep. 14: Telehealth locums, life coaching, and self-care with psychiatrist Dr. Mariam Aboukar
Psychiatrist Dr. Mariam Aboukar joins us on the podcast to discuss how COVID-19 impacted her life both professionally and personally, how she got started doing locum tenens work, and what she enjoys about her current telehealth assignment. Dr. Aboukar is the CEO of Empath Medicine and the Director of Wellness at MEDspiration. Connect with Dr. Aboukar on social media or reach out via email: @medspiration | email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ep. 13: Working locums in Guam and treating patients against difficult odds with Dr. Sue Ming
Neurologist Dr. Sue Ming shares her experience working locum tenens in Guam and how the recent typhoon impacted patient care. She shares insight into her assignment, what she's enjoyed about living in Guam, and some words of advice for other physicians considering locums.
Ep. 12: Enjoying travel adventures, furry companions, and work-life balance as a locums PA with Terry Rand
Terry Rand, a PA who specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery, joins us on the podcast to share advice and insight into her experience working locum tenens since 2015.
Ep. 11: How to obtain your ideal job as a physician with Dr. Drummond - Happy MD
Description: Dr. Dike Drummond of TheHappyMD.com rejoins us on the podcast to talk about his process for helping physicians obtain their ideal job. Dr. Drummond explains how to determine what your ideal job description should be, as well as the steps for how to achieve it. To access Dr. Drummond's online course: Ideal Physician Job Search Formula, visit https://www.thehappymdacademy.com/store/hUXKudq8 and use discount code LOCUMS at checkout to save.
Ep. 10: Using psychiatry locums for self-growth, flexibility, and financial success with Dr. Onyemaechi
Dr. Chinenye Onyemaechi, an experienced locums psychiatrist since 2018, joins us on the podcast to share the ways in which she's used locum tenens to travel to new places, earn financial freedom, and support her growth and development goals.
Ep. 9: Recognizing and preventing physician burnout with Dr. Drummond- The Happy MD
Dr. Dike Drummond, CEO and founder of TheHappyMD.com joins us to talk about recognizing, preventing, and addressing physician burnout. To access Dr. Drummond's online course: Ideal Physician Job Search Formula, visit https://www.thehappymdacademy.com/store/hUXKudq8 and use discount code LOCUMS at checkout to save.
Ep. 8: Finding balance, adventure, and the right travel assignment as a Nurse Practitioner doing locum tenens with Sophia Khawly, Traveling NP
Sophia Khawly is a Family Nurse Practitioner from Miami, Florida. After starting locums, she realized that there isn’t much information available to NP’s who are interested in taking locums assignments, so she started her own blog, "Traveling NP". She covers everything from choosing the right agency to making time for travel and adventures while on assignment. To learn more visit her blog at https://travelingnp.com/.
Ep.7: Financial advice for early career physicians with The White Coat Investor, Dr. Jim Dahle
The White Coat Investor (Dr. Jim Dahle) shares financial tips for new physicians about financial mistakes to avoid, paying down student loan debt, and how locum tenens can play a part in their financial and career success. For more information from Dr. Dahle, visit thewhitecoatinvestor.com.
Ep. 6: Working locum tenens in New Zealand, with a family of four - Dr. Jason Heine
Dr. Jason Heine and his wife Shauna had always wanted to live in another country. Taking a locum tenens assignment in New Zealand was just what they were looking for. In the midst of the pandemic they moved their family of four for a year in New Zealand. Hear them both talk about what working in a new country was like as well as enrolling small kids in school and getting to know a new community.
Ep. 5: From burnout to locums and a pandemic in-between. An infectious disease doctor's tale of falling back in love with medicine - Dr. Roni Devlin
Dr. Roni Devlin was burned out and looking for a change. Her answer was locum tenens and she made the switch, just in time for the Covid-19 pandemic to begin. She discusses with us what caused her burnout, how locums helped her, and what it felt like having her specialty, infectious disease, thrust into the limelight because of the world-wide pandemic. She is a regular contributor to Medscape as well as the Locumstory blog.
Ep. 4: From residency to the open road, locums as a first job - Dr. Trevor Cabrera
When Dr. Trevor Cabrera finished residency he wasn't ready to just settle down in the first job that came along, he wanted something more. His more, ended up being locum tenens and the ability it gave him to experience being a pediatrician in a variety of places. It also allowed him to pay his student loans back at an astronomical rate. Tune in to learn how and why he calls himself the Nomadic Pediatrician.
Ep. 3: Working with a locums agency versus direct contracting - Dr. Rip Patel
Locumstory contributor and emergency medicine locums Dr. Rip Patel shares when he thinks it's best to work with an agency and when direct contracting is the better choice. Dr. Rip Patel is a long-time locum tenens doc and Locumstory partner, read more of his thoughts on the Locumstory blog.
Ep. 2: Finding a better way for a two-physician family to manage work, kids, and life - Dr. Nii Darko
Locum tenens is a family affair for Dr. Nii Darko and his physician wife. We talk about how he balances a two-physician household with two young kids and what motivated him to start the Docs Outside the Box podcast. Learn more about Dr. Darko at https://drniidarko.com/.
Ep. 1: Teaching nurse practitioners the ins and outs of working locum tenens - NP Ebony Thyme
A conversation with locums NP and world traveler Ebony Thyme. After fielding so many questions about what locums life was like she created her own locums boot camp for NPs. She shares what motivates her to work locums and why she wants to help others on their own locums journeys. Ebony has been featured in Forbes, Insider, the Washington Post and more. To learn more about Ebony check out her Instagram.