Part of the experience of taking a locum physician job is the adventure, and working as a cruise ship physician is no exception—from the onboard luxuries and exotic ports of call to a variety of cases to challenge your skills.
In a time when we’re celebrating the work of physicians across the country, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the most famous doctors in history, highlighting their accomplishments and the unending curiosity and tenacity they showed to change the face of medicine as we know it today.
Opioids, a mainstay of pain management, have become a serious problem as more people abuse analgesics and come to medical offices and emergency rooms seeking drugs. Practitioners can’t just treat symptoms as described; they first need to determine if patients are faking pain or really hurting.
Obstetrician–gynecologists and OB/GYN advanced practitioners have the unique privilege of overseeing women’s health, with duties ranging from primary care and well visits to reproductive assistance, surgery, and helping bring their babies into the world. Yet there are a number of factors that continue to impact maternal health and infant health and need to be addressed.
According to March 2019 data from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, men account for 64 percent of the physician workforce, with women physicians representing 36 percent. Even though the majority of U.S. physicians are still men, the numbers are shifting, with each medical specialty telling its own story.