Nine Reasons to Love Locum Tenens

Working locum tenens was a life saver for me and my early retirement. It gave me a chance to slow down and ease into the life of leisure. I don’t know how well my early retirement years would have been if I went straight from my 60 hour a week full time general surgery practice, … Read more

Five Lessons from Un-Retirement

(Don’t forget to register for the Free Virtual Conference on Financial Freedom Through Real Estate. It all starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend. I will be holding a live Q&A session on Sunday. It is free, but you must register to get the link. Don’t miss me and 20+ other speakers including Brandon Turner … Read more

Benefits of Working Half-Time

When I reached financial independence at age 50 I didn’t retire as planned. Instead, I started working less hours and eventually switched to working about half-time, as I still liked operating, just not at the pace I had been working. I stayed at half-time for about three years and then dropped to quarter time for … Read more

How I Knew it was Time to Retire

Many people have asked me how I knew it was the right time to retire. They are struggling with the decision and are afraid to pull the trigger too soon. Retiring from medicine is almost a final move as it is very difficult to return after being away for a period of time. I haven’t … Read more

Who Benefits Most From Locums?

Being a locum doctor can be a fun and fulfilling life. My first experience with locums was when a surgeon who spent a year training under me during his residency, called asking for help after his two partners left and he was suddenly the only general surgeon in town. He called at a perfect time. … Read more

Getting More Thank-You’s

(Doximity recently published this article of mine on setting up a local mission clinic. It originally appeared here, but some of you are not on Doximity so, with Doximity’s permission, I have republished it on my site for your reading pleasure) Many physicians would like to use their skills on the mission field, but have a … Read more