I was happy to meet Dr. Elliot Maness one evening through an email as he was on a search for his next permanent position in Arizona. He has been working as a CompHealth locum tenens surgeon at Payson Surgical Associates since February 2015 and the patients, staff and administration love having him there. Dr. Maness sent me a great email detailing his experience with CompHealth as well as an article in the local newspaper talking about how he is making a difference in the community he is working in. Payson is a short drive from Pheonix, Arizona where he had worked most of his career until moving to Texas. We are so happy to have Dr. Maness providing quality care to the community.
I would like to thank you and CompHealth for believing in me and helping me obtain a temporary position that may lead to a permanent postion. I have had a very difficult several months. My employer in Texas decided in September to close the practice I helped start a year earlier. He wanted it to be closed by December. In addition, my former employer in Phoenix for whom I was employed for over 14 years, was involved in a malpractice case and got me involved. Due to the damages she created, I was not let out of this case and had to settle. I was having a difficult time finding a new position and was starting to run low on finances.
I received your email on a Friday for an opportunity in Payson, Arizona. We spoke on Monday morning. That malpractice case has been a sore point for many , despite having documentation from a world renown expert of my innocence. You were able to explain the facts to the people in Payson. Later that night, I received a phone call from the CEO of the facility and by Tuesday I was given a contract. I have been here since February 5th. In that time, I have had a “caught you caring” letter sent to administration on my behalf. Also, the CEO came to my office to discuss adding another Locum to the facility. While in the waiting room, a patient praised my skills and compassion to him. I will be in the local newspaper this week after giving a lecture to the seniors in the community. I have been asked my multiple patients, fellow physicians and staff members to make Payson my permanent “home.”
In addition to entering contract negotiations with Payson Regional Medical Center for a permanent position, a former competitor of mine contacted me from Phoenix. We are discussing a permanent opportunity within his practice as well.
Again, thank you and your team help me get back to work and Arizona.
Elliot Maness D.O. FASAS