Physician Letter of Intent: Should You Sign It?

Should you sign a physician LOI

Letters of intent are a normal part of the contract negotiation process and are the first step toward accepting a job offer. But you must be careful not to “tie your negotiation hands” when signing an offer letter. While the terms of employment may seem very simple and straightforward, signing this before you fully understand […]

Oral Surgeon Salaries: MD vs DDS MD vs OMFS

Oral surgeon salaries

There is a big debate in the oral surgeon industry regarding the value of the extra education that some choose to pursue. They call it “the million-dollar decision.” According to this idea, the extra two years of school that an oral surgeon needs for a medical degree will end up costing them. To the tune […]

The Pros and Cons of Physician Locum Tenens

Pros and cons of physician locum tenens

Physicians work in a variety of different capacities. Some are hospitalists or employees of health groups. Some clinicians operate their own private practices. Some work in other physician’s practices or small medical centers. And some work locum tenens. According to a recent study, nearly 50,000 physicians did locum tenens work in 2017. In fact, 94% […]

Partner Spotlight: Specialdocs Consultants

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Partner Spotlight: Specialdocs Consultants For nearly two decades, these concierge medicine experts have been helping physicians smoothly transition to a membership model. In a 2020 Medscape study of physician burnout, doctors across the nation cited the top causes of job dissatisfaction. The single biggest concern among physicians was too much time spent on bureaucratic tasks, […]

Do I Need to Hire a Physician Contract Lawyer?

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If you’ve just received a physician’s employment contract, congratulations! You’re on your way to building and advancing your career. After years of medical school, the life you’ve envisioned is just around the corner. But as excited as you may be, you’ve got to read and understand the agreement before you sign on the dotted line. […]

3 Common Contract Issues that Green-Card Seeking Physicians Face


Foreign-born physicians are an integral part of the American healthcare landscape. According to a 2018 JAMA study, approximately 29% of physicians were born abroad, and 7% are not currently U.S. citizens. Many of these physicians are J-1 or H1-B visa holders who are seeking to obtain green cards. Achieving Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status is a […]

High Salary Specialties: Plastic Surgeon Salary

Plastic surgeon salary

If there’s one thing that all physicians have in common, it’s that they want to make sure they earn fair compensation for the difficult work they do. And in high-paying specialties, such as plastic surgery, the salaries can range dramatically depending on who you serve, where you practice, and in what subspecialty you work. Of […]

High Salary Specialties: Cardiologist Salary

Cardiologist salaries

The heart is a very complex and essential organ in the body. As a cardiologist, your role in keeping that organ functioning properly earns you one of the highest salaries in the medical field. Within the cardiology specialty, there is a wide range in the amount of money physicians can make. Most of this is […]