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What is a Concierge Locums Company?

What is a Concierge Locums company?

I recently wrote an article on Five Things to Look for When Choosing a Locums Company, where I talked about the most important items to help you prepare for starting locums. I often speak to physicians who have special circumstances that make working as a locums physician a little more difficult.

They have a lot of questions about how to fit locums into their life: What happens if you have family issues to take into consideration? What happens if you experience an emergency while on assignment? Who do you turn to if you want more information and support regarding the legal/financial/ and tax implications involved with working as a locums physician?

This is where Floyd Lee Locums stands out from the other locums companies. As the country’s only concierge locums company, Floyd Lee Locums offers its physicians personalized services that are designed allow the physician to focus on doing locums while their concierge team handles everything else.

FAMILY AND CHILDCARE ISSUES

This seems to be the number one issue for women physicians. What do they do about childcare? How can they manage being away from home while traveling as a locums? I have a friend who is a psychiatrist and does locums full time. When her son was a baby, she would bring him and the nanny along with her on the locums assignments. When he got a little older she would arrange for daycare at the place of her locums assignment. She was fortunate to work with a company that accommodated her requests, but she had to make all of the arrangements on her own.

Floyd Lee Locums has a concierge department that specializes in helping physician parents deal with a range of child care issues. They can help with anything from finding a nanny or childcare services while on assignment, or at home while you are traveling; helping to make travel arrangements for your family if they accompany you on assignment; helping to find entertainment for your spouse/kids if they choose to travel with you, and much more. Their concierge consultants will take the time to get to know you and develop custom solutions to make locums work for you.

PET ISSUES

Just like people are reluctant to leave their families while traveling for locums, some physicians are reluctant to leave their pets. The great thing is you don’t have to choose, Floyd Lee Locums can help with boarding your pet, making arrangements for traveling with your pet, and even finding pet sitting services.

MEDICAL ISSUES / HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Just like the general population, physicians suffer from medical conditions and may be concerned about traveling for locums. If the need arises for emergency/urgent care, you need to know where to obtain those services. The Floyd Lee Locums concierge department can help arrange for your medical care while on assignment should the need arise. For those physicians who want to be sure to maintain their current healthy lifestyle, the concierge consultants arrange services such as: meal delivery, finding a gym, or locating exercise classes that you may want to take.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Health insurance is one of the biggest concerns that physicians have when deciding to work as a locums provider. I had to figure this out on my own. However, Floyd Lee Locums has access to insurance brokers that can help you find coverage, and evaluate options. With most locums positions paying significantly higher than staff jobs, the cost of individual insurance is less of a concern.

LEGAL / TAX / FINANCIAL ISSUES

Working as a locums physician means you are working as an independent contractor and not an employee. As result, there are several financial and tax issues that must be addressed. Many physicians who are considering locums work get overwhelmed by this. However, there are legal, tax, and financial experts that can help you with this, and Floyd Lee Locums has a whole panel of experts with experience helping locums physicians navigate these complex issues.

As you can see Floyd Lee Locums goes above and beyond to help locums physicians focus on what you do best, providing great care and serving communities in need. As the brand ambassador for Floyd Lee Locums I appreciate the additional services and support they provide.

For more information, contact Floyd Lee Locums at 843.900.4185 or concierge@floydleelocums.com

Contributed by: Dr. Stephanie E. Freeman

Stephanie E. Freeman, MD, earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and her Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Freeman also completed a Geriatrics fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Auburn University.

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