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Interim Physicians Plays Matchmaker for Family Practice Physician

The small family practice clinic is a staple on the outskirts of Denver and provides easy healthcare access to families, especially those with small children. But when a physician here quit without notice, this facility in the Mile High City had troubles piled a mile high.

Sole coverage in a clinic tyat typically had two physicians made it impossible to continue. In fact, it was driving the sole physician to burnout and he needed immediate help.

So, when their account manager was entrusted with bringing a great doctor into the tight-knit staff she partnered with Interim Physicians – charged with finding a qualified family practice locum tenens physician coverage until a permanent candidate could be hired.

After Interim grasped an understanding of the clinic’s situation, he contacted Dr. Patel, a top-notch physician who thoroughly enjoyed seeing patients of all ages.

Dr. Patel was working at a nearby hospital and feeling as though hospital administration politics were overshadowing the true purpose of a hospital: keeping patients healthy. He was looking for a change and thought locum tenens work would be the ideal situation.

Dr. Patel and the clinic never imagined how the relationship would thrive. Dr. Patel had an incredible way of making staff and patients feel at ease and was great about completing paperwork and worked countless hours to provide quality healthcare to the community. He loved the staff and the staff adored him. So, as the facility continued their search for a permanent physician, no one measured up to Dr. Patel. Before long they offered him a full-time position and a partnership made in heaven (or at least close to it).

Staying permanently wasn’t Dr. Patel’s original plan, but he was thrilled to join such a wonderful group. It’s what we call a perfect match and Interim Physicians was the matchmaker.