Thank you for your reply, I would research some of the reputable firms around your area. If allied check out both the retained and contingent firms and if physician really try to find a retained firm- the physician timeline from interview to start takes a long time- so working on a retained basis is always best. Having done both I can say when things are rolling right- IT is the way to go. However the best thing about healthcare is it is recession proof. Best of luck and let me know if you need anything, thanks Rhonda!