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Spring 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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70 S PRIN g 2018 PracticeLink.com live & practice University School of Medicine, landed in the small city of Sedona after deciding to become a traveling locum tenens physician. In addition to working on his own, Eppler also worked with the staffing agency Envision Physician Services, which placed him in Sedona for one of his first assignments. "It has been over-the-top awesome," says Eppler. "Envision has tremendous opportunities, and they make it relatively easy for physicians to navigate through licensing, credentialing and scheduling." In Sedona, Envision Physician Services operates Verde Valley Medical Center, a free-standing emergency department. The Cottonwood campus of Verde Valley Medical Center, also operated by Envision, is just a short distance away, and is a Level I v trauma center. On the Sedona campus, which has laboratory, radiology, orthopedics and primary care outpatient clinics, in addition to the emergency department, physicians also have access to a TeleStroke program, through which patients can be remotely "seen" by a neurologist from the Mayo Clinic. Though the Sedona campus emergency department has only four treatment rooms with five beds, according to Envision Physician Services Recruiter Anthony Martinez, there is no shortage of excellent care at the facility. In the category of overall quality of care, the facility "consistently ranks above the 90th percentile from Professional Research Consultants, Inc." There is also no shortage of exciting employment opportunities. Envision actively recruits board-certified or board- eligible physicians in emergency medicine, family practice and internal medicine for the emergency department on the Sedona campus. According to Martinez, the staffing agency offers a variety of opportunities across more than 1,000 centers, including full-time employment, independent contracting, and locums capabilities, which is how Eppler found Envision, and subsequently, Sedona. When Martinez speaks to prospective candidates for the Sedona campus, he emphasizes that the lower-volume environment (in comparison to highly trafficked urban medical centers) allows for stronger relationships between physicians and their patients — not to mention the high quality of care physicians can provide to each person who walks through the medical Now recruiting on PracticeLink.com Envision Physician Services Northern Arizona Healthcare Red Rock State Park is one of Sedona's main attractions.

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