You are in the hospital and just learned that your doctor is a locum tenens doctor.
A quick Google search reveals that it’s some kind of temporary doctor. But what does that mean for you?
A hospital brings on a locum tenens doctor so they can provide the same level of care even though one of their regular doctors may be on vacation or are seeing more patients than usual.
In short, it allows the hospital to take care of you no matter how busy they get. Want to learn more? Read our frequently asked questions.
Your Care Matters
While the Sonoran Hospital Medicine physician that you are seeing in the hospital is not a full time employee, they are fully committed to providing you the highest level of care.
That’s why we make this simple promise to all the patients we serve.
- Explain to you what is happening
- Make sure you understand what it means
- Answer all of your questions
- Help you make informed decisions about your care
- Be your advocate
Working with a Sonoran Hospital Medicine physician means working with a highly trained medical professional with extensive experience in hospital care. It also means that you’re working with a physician who truly cares about you and your health.
The locum tenens physician takes advantage of the resources available to them through your hospital for diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care planning.
Patient Success Matters
We believe patient success is about more than just making sure you have a good experience with your locum tenens physician.
We work hand in hand with the whole hospital team to ensure that if you need diagnostic follow-up, prescriptions, physical therapy, or referral to specialists that you get what you need.
This is how we ensure that nothing slips between the cracks.
You may only be working with us for a short time, but the way we approach your care will have a lasting impact.