Thank You Healthcare Heroes

The #ThankADoctor movement.

From undergrad, medical school, residency and fellowships, the average physician is in training for 14 years before being eligible for a medical license. The average physician takes on $166,750 in student loans and may take on additional debt as a resident, where starting salaries can be in the $30,000s.

Meanwhile, America is in the middle of a dangerous physician shortage. We’re looking at a shortage of as many as 90,000 doctors by 2025. There are more than 6,000 primary care healthcare professional shortage areas in the United States, and more than 4,000 areas lacking mental health professionals.

The fact is we need doctors. Doctors need us too.

“No one cares about the doctors anymore.” That was the recent headline on, a blog written and supported by doctors with more than 137,000 subscribers. Doctors are burned out—expected to be superhuman, to always have the right answer, to never be wrong, and to increasingly complete more and more paperwork. They’re exhausted. The dream of changing lives and helping others led them to medicine. But with patient contact time diminishing as paperwork increases, the dream is getting lost, leaving U.S. doctors feeling unappreciated.

We know great doctors, and it’s time we let them know they are appreciated. Just to name a few:

Every other week, Dr. Bornstein makes an hours-long trip through the California desert to provide psychiatry services to children and adolescents. He does this because without his coverage, these patients would be left unseen by a mental health professional at all.

Dr. Y. changed his entire holiday plans around last minute so that he could ensure a hospital’s neurology department stayed open through Christmas and New Year’s Day, providing care to patients who needed it.

Another doctor we work with, Dr. S., was instrumental in discovering a perforated gastric ulcer in a suffering patient and performed emergency life-saving surgery.

Each year on March 30th – National Doctors’ Day – we take the opportunity to thank doctors like Dr. Bornstein, Dr. Y. and Dr. S. for their contributions to America’s healthcare. But this year, while planning, we decided it was time to do more. How can we show doctors we care all year long? How can we show them that patients appreciate them?

We started the #ThankADoctor movement to remind physicians that patients are grateful. We are grateful for the long hours and the sleepless nights, for the compassion and quality care, for the doctors who keep us healthy every day.

Since February, we have collected thank you notes from patients to doctors all over the country. Our goal is to collect 1,000, with at least one from every state. Patients have written thank you notes to doctors who lent an ear when it was needed most. They have thanked doctors who saved the lives of loved ones and doctors who fixed up a sprain or a cut. It’s the big things and the little things that doctors do to keep us healthy.

Let’s show doctors we care. It’s the least we can do for a group of people who give us so much. Read patient thank you notes to real doctors in our #ThankADoctor gallery.

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Federal facts for you.

We are a Federal Supply Schedule Contract holder. 

Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract: 36F79723D0086, Professional and Allied Healthcare Staffing, effective March 15, 2023, through March 14, 2028.

NAICS Codes:
  • 561320: Temporary help services. 
  • 621111: Offices of physicians. 
  • 621112: Offices of physicians, mental health specialists. 
  • 621399: Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners. 
  • 621330: Offices of mental health practitioners.


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Maggie Youmans

Senior Vice President, Sales

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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Anne Anderson

Executive Vice President

"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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