Thousands of physicians contract with locum tenens companies every year to provide their medical expertise in a variety of settings, from rural solo practices to urban group practices to military bases to correctional facilities. As this unconventional method of clinical practice continues to expand, more physicians are feeling compelled to investigate its potential merits. Speaking on this subject is Dr. Winn Gregory, a general surgeon who works locum tenens assignments in affiliaion with Weatherby Healthcare. Dr. Gregory received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina and served his general residency at the University of Iowa. He has more than 30 years of experience in providing general surgery care for patients.