Locum Tenens for Physicians

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Become a Locum Tenens Physician

Earn more, see more, experience more, as a locum physician with Barton Associates

The number of physician locum tenens jobs grows every day as more companies, practices, and hospitals turn to locum tenens physicians to fill their vacant positions. To put it in plain terms, demand is high and supply is low. 

The combination of an aging population, an increase in insured Americans, an aging physician workforce, and a limit on the number of residency spots, has led the AAMC to estimate that the United States could face a shortage of as many as 139,000 physicians by 2033. Locum tenens physicians help to solve this problem. 

Ready For Your Next Physician Job Opportunity?

Whether you are board certified doctor, or non-board certified, Barton has an opportunity for you. Our providers enjoy freedom and career flexibility, with short- and long-term opportunities, and even telehealth jobs for physicians. We work with all specialties, too!

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Locum Tenens Physician Success Stories

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Dr. Naveen R. - "I love working with Barton Associates Locum's division. All the consultant recruiters and associates are very insightful and helpful with the transition. Whether you are looking for a seasonal locums or career in locums, Barton is the way to go. Special thanks to Brien Taylor"

Dr. Richard M., Locum Tenens Physician"Barton is THE BEST! Everyone I have talked to has been very professional and wonderful to work with...we do plan on a long and successful association with Barton for years to come."

Dr. E., Physician, Locum Tenens Provider"I have no complaints about Barton; the interactions controlled by them were met with the usual high standard of professionalism that I have come to expect."

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Why Should You Become a Locum Tenens Physician?

Read About What Makes Being a Locum Tenens Doctor a Great Career Path

Dr. Mason C. once worked 15 locum tenens assignments through Barton Associates in a span of four years. After having such an incredible amount of exposure to locum tenens, he was able to paint a clear picture of the differences between being a locum, and working as a permanent provider. When we spoke to Dr. Mason C. back in early 2020, he said "Your schedule is very much up to you, and you can see a wealth of different places, meet many different people, and see many ways that medicine can be practiced.” 

He also added that locum tenens provides rich opportunity for medical professionals at various stages in their careers. “If you have your own practice somewhere, there are many ideas to bring back. If you are young and just out of training, locum tenens is a wonderful opportunity to see and learn different ways of approaching problems that give you a greater depth of knowledge and experience.” Read more of Dr. Mason C's story.

Whether you are seeking a seamless transition into retirement, looking for a change of scenery, or anything in between, locum tenens may be the answer for you! Here are some more testimonials from real locums as to why making the switch to locum tenens is the way to go:

Dr. Stephen K.

Dr. Lucase W. 

Want to learn more about how becoming a locum can change your career? Check out our resources page for more.

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Barton's 3-Step Process

How It Works

Barton coordinates your job search from start to finish!



We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.



Don’t worry! Barton Associates will handle licensing, credentialing, and travel arrangements before you arrive.

Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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These are just a few of the 100+ specialties we work with. Visit our locum tenens job board to search for assignments in your specialty.

Locum Hero Physician Testimonials

2022 Locum Hero Dr. Leonardo Alonso, DO

"Barton Associates is a very respected company with a long track record. You want to choose the right staffing company that’s been established and that has good support for you. They’re going to take care of your credentialing, present you and your CV to a facility, and make sure it’s the right fit."

2021 Locum Hero Dr. Prerna Mona Khanna, MD

"My passion is disaster response and humanitarianism, and locum tenens has afforded me the ability to be able to do that. I have had experiences through locums that I otherwise wouldn't have, and my entire lifestyle, my entire being, the essence of my professional work and much of my personal lifestyle just would not have happened if it wasn't for the ability to work in locum tenens."

2019 Locum Hero Dr. Neilly Buckalew, MD

"I do locums so I can be the most excellent doctor for my patients. With locums, I find that I can just concentrate on my patients 100%. I breathe a big sigh of fresh air when I do locum assignments, because I can be a doctor, be an excellent doctor, and take care of myself and my family."

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