The Pediatric Care Shortage

America needs pediatricians + ENTs.

Womens healthcare Louisiana

Due to the rising number of children with chronic health problems, the pediatric shortage that we currently face is only going to intensify. With a shortage also comes much longer wait times, meaning children and their families aren’t able receive timely care.

Here’s a quick glance at the coming pediatric crisis:

  • The field of pediatricians is expected to rise in demand by 15 percent between now and 2026.
  • The average salary of a pediatrician is $212,000 a year and has increased 5 percent since 2017.
    The average wait time to see an otolaryngologist is 2.3 weeks – one of the highest average wait times of surgical specialties.
  • Since 2014 there has been a steady decline in otolaryngology applications of medical students across the country.

Pediatricians and otolaryngologists are an essential group of physicians to children and their families. Without them, they don’t have access to high-quality care. Let’s help your facility prepare.

Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Association, ENT Today, Medscape, U.S. Department of Labor

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As Senior Vice President, Maggie oversees several key specialty divisions and adjacent teams. With a demonstrated history of leading teams and developing individuals across the organization, she is dedicated to inspiring, challenging and empowering associates to achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Maggie earned degrees in marketing and management focused on consumer economics from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. She enjoys traveling with her husband to visit different bed and breakfasts. Together, they have been able to see the beauty within their own backyard and across the country.

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"I'm passionate about the locum tenens industry - we make a real difference in the lives of both our heroic healthcare providers and the patients they treat."

Anne has been at the forefront of the evolution of locum tenens for more than 35 years. She’s a respected leader with expertise in corporate operations, risk management, credentialing, and travel services. Before joining Jackson + Coker, she served as Executive Vice President at Medical Doctor Associates, part of Cross Country Healthcare. 

An ardent industry advocate, Anne served several years on the Board of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO), including two years as president. 

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Spring Hill College. She is also a PADI open water diver and enjoys scuba diving. 

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