(LISTEN, Physician SPOTLIGHT) “I can do more in one house call than I could ever do sitting in a box at a clinic, being told I have to see patients every 10 minutes.” ~Dr. E.B.
By Merritt Hawkins | 2018
Established in 1987, Merritt Hawkins is the leading physician search and consulting firm in the United States and is a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN), the largest healthcare workforce solutions organization in the nation. Merritt Hawkins’ providesphysician and advanced practitioner recruiting services to hospitals, medical groups, community health centers, telehealth providers and many other types of entities nationwide.
It also is primary care physicians who are the providers of choice for evolving, non-traditional practice settings and styles, including urgent care and retail centers, virtual patient care, concierge, quality review, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and others. These emerging practice settings place an emphasis on patient access to out patient care, and they are proliferating in communities around the country. As healthcare moves to the “convenient care” model, additional family physicians will be needed to ensure patients have the ready access to care that the market now is demanding. For more information on this topic see the Merritt Hawkins’ white paper Convenient Care: Growth and Staffing Trends in Urgent Care, Retail Medicine and Free-Standing Emergency Centers …
This is one in a series of Merritt Hawkins’ white papers examining a variety of topics directly or indirectly affecting the recruitment and retention of physicians and advanced practice professionals, including physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioner (NPs). Additional Merritt Hawkins’ white papers include:
- The Growing Use an
d Recruitment of Hospitalists
- Ten Keys to Enhancing Physician/Hospital Relations: A Guide for Hospital Leaders
- Rural Physician Recruiting Challenges and Solutions
- Psychiatry: “The Silent Shortage”
- Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Supply, Distribution, and Scope of Practice