Psychiatry

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Locum Tenens for Nurse Practitioners

The physician shortage in specialties like Primary Care and Psychiatry has caused a dramatic increase in the demand for Nurse Practitioners. Resulting from an aging population and changes in the healthcare system, many facilities all over the country are left without adequate coverage, and the problem will only continue to grow. In order to fill …

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Psychiatrist Salaries

Why Are Average Psychiatrist Salaries Growing?

Two Main Factors to Growth in Average Psychiatrist Salaries Just like the year before, this year will shape out to be a Psychiatrists’ market. Shortages in available doctors and greater needs from patients mean that you, the provider, have more control over your career than ever before. Psychiatrists are the 6th highest-paid specialty, making between …

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Mental Health Care Psychiatry

America’s Mental Health Crisis

Facing the Shortage of Mental Health Professionals Growing demand for mental health care plus a slow supply of new Psychiatrists equals the perfect storm for America’s mental health care crisis. Over half of practicing Psychiatrists are nearing retirement age and fewer medical students are interested in pursuing Psychiatry. JAMA reports that fewer students are interested in …

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Technology’s Impact in Healthcare

A Closer Look at Psychiatric Technology Many specialties experienced lack of providers, and Psychiatry is no different. With an aging physician base and an increase in psychiatric cases, the need for advancement in medical technology is greater than ever. Fortunately, new protocols and procedures are on the horizon. The impact of technology in healthcare is …

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Benefits of Locum Tenens

The Journey of Locum Tenens Psychiatrist, Dr. Fred Moss How it Began It was 2013 and I was assigned to word a locum tenens psychiatry position at an inpatient geriatric unit outside of Cleveland, Ohio. I was incredibly disheartened by what I witnessed when I arrived; patients were heavily medicated and lethargic. Overwhelmed by what …

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Growing Demand for Elderly Mental Health Services

What is the impact of the growing demand for Psychiatric care? Ten thousand people are expected to turn 65 every day over the next 15 years. This growing population of elderly is increasing the demand for many health care services and shifting much of the cost to Medicare.  Unique among these services is Psychiatric care …

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Psychiatrist Emergency Room

How the Psychiatrist Shortage Is Affecting Emergency Room Coverage

Why the ER is being affected. In 1850, America was in a movement to provide more humane care of mentally ill patients by treating them in hospitals. At that time, there were about 14 beds per 100,000 population. In 2010, the supply was 14.1 beds per 100,000 population. We are in a crisis of 19th …

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