Don Richard – Vlog8: Healthcare 2011.

When will there be an open and honest discussion in this country about the future of healthcare? The new Congress is dedicated to repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act but will not discuss what they would replace it with. It seems that 2011 will bring no change to our government as promised. Each side wants to win and does not seem to care about the people they were elected to represent.

Don Richard -Vlog7: The Spirit of the Holidays

Something happened last year around this time that really changed my perception on the holidays and on society in general. It just goes to show that despite hardships that everyone is feeling and has felt in the past, we are always willing and at least should be willing to look out for each other and our neighbors. The idea that people are selfish or greedy just doesn’t resonate with me anymore. The people in my local community have proven that concept wrong. I just wanted to share my experience with you. I hope more people are out there that would take the time and the effort to help out another person.

Have a very happy & safe holiday season!

Don Richard – Vlog6: Yes Virginia, There Are Ethical Recruiters

The recruiting industry in general has a poor reputation for taking good care of candidates and clients. Clients need to take a closes look at who is representing them to potential candidates and candidates need to take an even closer look at who is speaking on their behalf to clients that may be interested in hiring them. The time has come to rid the industry of unethical and not certified “recruiters”.

Don Richard – Vlog5: Retailization of Health Care in America

What are the new health care models we will see over the next few years and what mergers and acquisitions will emerge thanks to health care reform policies? Are we heading toward a “Retailization of Health Care in America” and what are the effects?

Primary Care Physician Job Opening; Vlog4

This week I want to reach out to you…I’m looking for Primary Care Doctors in ME or would like to relocate to beautiful Maine.

It’s a Hospital Employed position – guaranteed salary for 2 years during ramp up (RVU program)  MD or DO (Board Certified or Eligible). Sign on & relocation benefits, PTO program and Medical Education Student Loan Program.
Located in central Maine – beautiful community.

If you are interested or know anyone who is interested call me or email me.
800-322-8627  x 7658 or
And please don’t hesitate to share this!

Affordable Care Act; Vlog3

Vlog3. Some thoughts on the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Have we been talking about the right policies? Why aren’t we talking about incentives for medical students to go into primary care or the fact that there is no state-to-state consistency for medical malpractice premiums? What does it mean – “policies that make sense?”

How do we get ahead of this war for talent that is coming? So – are we going to have a discussion or will we just be saying buzz words that people want to hear.

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Back to Basics; Vlog2

Vlog2. Are you asking the right questions when you are looking to partner with a recruiter? Don’t focus on where recruiters are sourcing from – who cares? Focus instead on how they keep the right candidates. What does the recruiter do that will keep the candidates interested and happy? Most importantly, when choosing a recruiter to work with, be sure you are comfortable with the way they are selling you and how well they can represent you.

Health Care Reform; Vlog1

Vlog1. Issues on Health Care Reform. Whatever side you take, something has to be done – who will take care of the baby boomers?

Thanks for checking out my video blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m Don Richard, the Direct Placement Manager for Mountain Medical. I was born Massachusetts and have lived in Maine during most of my childhood. I love living here in Maine – it’s a great place for my wife, Karrie, and I to raise our two children.

I decided that video blogging was a better medium for me. I’m a talker, not a writer – so please check out some of my video entries. This is probably the most I will be writing in this blog.

I’m passionate about health care recruiting and am looking forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions with you guys and I also am hoping to gain some insight into your ideas about the topics.

I welcome you to e-mail me, write me, call me – whatever is easier for you. Thanks for visiting!