Staffing with a Locum Tenens Physician

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Looking to Bring on a Doctor?

Barton Makes Staffing with a Physician Easy

Every month, Barton Associates connects hundreds of top practices and facilities with qualified doctors across the nation. As a leading physician staffing agency in the United States, Barton understands that each client is unique in their requirements. 

Our vast network of locum tenens doctors allows us to efficiently match your needs with a qualified healthcare professional. So, whether you are looking to bring on a doctor to fill an opening for a day, a month, or a year, we can help.

We have physicians specializing in most fields, and more MDs are being added to our Barton database each day. So, if you find yourself saying, "I need to a temporary doctor," we are here to help!

Vast Database of Qualified Doctors

At Barton, our team of recruitment specialists works tirelessly to ensure that your healthcare organization has access to the talent it needs to grow and flourish. Working with Barton means you’ll have access to a database filled with thousands of doctors, in the following specialties:

  • Family practice
  • Emergency medicine
  • Urgent care
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Palliative care
  • And more!

Locum Tenens Physician Numbers

The impact doctors make in the locum tenens market


Physicians make up more than half of all the providers in our database.


According to our state of the locum tenens market, 6 out of 10 doctors have gone on a locum tenens assignment before.


Out of all the physicians in our database, most of them have at least 15 years of experience.

Save Time and Money

by Staffing with a Locum Tenens Provider

Staffing with a locum tenens provider could save your facility $250,000 in expenses depending on your facility's location! When you hire a permanent physician, you are forced to pay additional expenses on top of their salary. Some of these expenses include, but are not limited to:

    • Benefits
    • Signing bonuses
    • Health insurance
    • Relocation fees

    Not to mention the hiring process for a full-time provider takes longer than that of a locum. This means while you are candidate searching, you are costing your facility money via gaps in patient care, interrupted work flow, low employee morale, and cost of lost referrals. When you bring on a locum tenens provider, all you need to worry about is the salary.

    Skills that Make Up a Good Physician

    How to identify a quality healthcare provider

    It's incredibly important to have a quality physician seeing patients at your facility. According to Indeed, these are the most important skills and qualifications when searching for a physician to add to your team:

    • Has a Doctor of Medicine Degree
    • Valid state medical license to practice in the profession
    • Certification from Board in the family or emergency medicine an asset
    • Past experience as a physician or primary care provider
    • Caring and compassionate behavior
    • Attention to detail and excellent leadership skills

    Barton Reviews

    Locum Tenens Client Healthcare Success Stories

    Barton Reviews

    Karin M., CMO- "The staff is well-trained and dependable, and incorporates themselves as members of the team."

    Connie, Medical Staffing Coordinator - "I love working with you and hope that we can continue our working relationship."

    Patricia S., Locum Tenens Client - "You have been very cooperative, prompt, and attentive to our needs and we sincerely appreciate that."

    Scott S., Locum Tenens Client - "Barton is on my short list to call when our group has a locums need."

    How it works

    How Barton will find you top-quality providers

    A 1:1 Approach

    Barton dedicates one account manager to each of our client accounts, positioning us to build the strongest possible relationship with your management team. Your Barton Associates account manager will take care of finding candidates, reviewing CVs, conducting initial interviews, and checking references. Our vast database of locum tenens providers means that this process happens quickly.

    Working with Barton gives your organization:


    Our experienced recruiting team conducts thorough interviews and reference checks to ensure that we have the best network of locum tenens physicians.


    Barton’s locum tenens providers can fill your facility’s needs for any position, and can be available within 24 hours for openings ranging from a few days to six months or longer.


    From securing the perfect candidate to credentialing and travel-related issues, our extensive operations team handles the entire locum tenens staffing process for you, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

    All you have to do is review the options and choose the best fit for your practice -- We’ll handle malpractice insurance, licensing, credentialing, travel, and housing, helping to get your new doctor to work as quickly as possible. It’s all facilitated by your personally assigned account manager, who will work with you every step of the way.

    Ready to get started? Fill out our form to speak with a representative. Are you a doctor looking for work? View our current job openings.

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