PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 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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72 Winter 2018 live & practice good place to have a family; it is a good place to be a parent with a career. "It's very conducive to being a working physician mother. It was not hard to find a great day care. I live two minutes from my daughter's day care, and my office is two doors down. When my daughter reaches kindergarten, her school will be walkable from my house." Lincoln, n ebraska If you are looking for a city where you can have a fast-paced career with a high quality of life, Lincoln, Nebraska, may be the perfect fit. Physicians can practice in Lincoln, a city made especially colorful on game days by the University of Nebraska community and its red-clad sports fans who flock to the area. Physicians can even choose a rural lifestyle just outside the city limits, without adding too much time to their commute. Daniel DeFreece, M.D., is a born-and-raised Nebraskan, and can vouch for it being a great place to grow up, to advance one's medical career, and to raise a family. "I grew up in a rural area, so raising our family in a rural area was appealing to my wife and I," says DeFreece. "I think a lot of family practice doctors enjoy the relationships that they develop with patients over time — and especially so when you're in a more moderately-sized market. That all appealed to me. So, 21 years later, here I am." DeFreece lives in Nebraska City, just outside Lincoln, and works for The Physician Network, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives. CHI operates hospitals and clinics across Nebraska. "I'm half-time medical director for quality, and I spend the second half of my time working in family practice," says DeFreece. "The network has Now recruiting at Bryan Health Med e xpress Urgent Care Premier Psychiatric Group, LLC t he Physician n etwork – CH i 73 p University of Nebraska stadium

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