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California Facility Relies on Dedicated Interim Physicians Team

In a serious crunch for staff, the Medical Director of this California facility needed someone he could count on in a bind. As a physician who had previously served as a locums provider, this Medical Director was familiar with Interim Physicians.

Dr. Ken Teufel is the Medical Director at Interim Physicians.

From the beginning of this Medical Director’s relationship with Interim, he knew this was a good fit because of the straightforward nature of Account Manager John. The Medical Director understood that John and recruiter Jennifer had built a trusting relationship with many California locum tenens which made them more likely to obtain the physician’s whole hearted cooperation and improved the physician’s willingness to undertake a variety of assignments and shifts.

The Medical Director said, I have found the Interim Physician agents to work hard to secure the necessary coverage we have asked them to provide. Few if any problems have arisen, but when questions have come up, the Interim staff is ready to respond. A day hardly goes by without some email exchange about availability, applicable rates, or clarification of physician preferences. With over a dozen shifts to fill in any 24 hour period, this has made my job easier.€

And it wasn’t just the sales team of John and Jennifer that this California facility found to be so great. The Quality Assurance team was consistently on top of paperwork and all aspects of the credentialing process for locum tenens providers. Communication was dependable and updates were constant from the dedicated team at Interim Physicians.

In fact, the Medical Director said, “I continue to have the highest regard for the Interim Physician staff and recommend them without hesitation.”