Physician Spotlight – Kent Herbert, MD

Dr. Kent Herbert is one of Wapiti’s valued partner physicians. He has worked with Wapiti since 2011 as a locum tenens physician at several of our Iowa locations. Dr. Herbert and his wife recently completed their second medical mission trip to Africa, where they assisted small hospitals in rural areas in Ghana. Below are some […]

You Matched! What to Expect During Residency

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This article originally appeared on the AMA Wire. So you made it through the Match process, and perhaps even landed at your Number 1 choice. Now for a bracing bit of reality that comes from residents well-positioned to know: The first few months of residency are not about thriving—they are about surviving. But you can stay […]

The Best and Worst States for Doctors in 2022

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Personal finance website WalletHub recently published its 2022 list of best and worst states for doctors. Their analysis compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia and looked at two key dimensions: Opportunity and Competition (70 Points) Eleven metrics make up the opportunity and competition score, including physicians’ annual wages and starting salary, hospitals […]

Two Years of Working From Home

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Two years ago, COVID-19 was declared a national emergency, and the Wapiti crew was instructed to pack up our laptops and work from home until further notice. Not exactly sure what to expect, we did what we do best here at Wapiti: we adapted. And then we flourished. At Wapiti, we’ve always known that we […]

Join Wapiti’s March Madness Contest


‘Tis the season for MARCH MADNESS! 🏀 Let’s play! Each participant may have up to two brackets. Top placers will be listed on Wapiti’s social media weekly, so follow us on Facebook. Sign up for your brackets below (NOTE: You may need to sign in at ESPN to participate.) So, what’s in it for you? […]

Three Financial Indicators to Predict Rural Hospital Closures


Hospital closures can be detrimental to rural communities with limited access to healthcare. Since 2005, 181 rural hospitals across the United States have permanently closed. In looking for trends, The North Carolina Rural Health Research Program and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research reviewed data from hospital closures during a portion of […]