About Top Docs

Our work, our commitment, and how you can join us.

Our Work

We are a physician recruiting and credentialing firm committed to providing our clients with the highest quality practitioners. If you're a physician who seeks to give back to our nation's heroes, or you're a hospital looking for the highest quality of care, Top Docs is here for you. Contact us for opportunities or request more information!

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Our credentialing process expedites the timeline by providing documentation required to complete in-house credentialing processes.



We provide Medical Doctors (MD) and/or Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) who hold at least one unrestricted medical license in the United States.


Locum Tenens

We provide the highest caliber of physicians available for assignments on a Locum Tenens basis.

Top Docs Database Advantage

Physicians when and where you need them

Top Docs maintains an active database with over 18,000 physicians. Because many of our physicians have already passed strict credentialing guidelines (within the VA Healthcare System), these physicians and health care professionals are accelerated through the credentialing process and can be available quickly to fill needed positions.

DOD/Military Assignments: Top Docs is your #1 Choice!

We have assignments for DOD/Military physicians. With Top Docs A-Rated Carrier Malpractice Insurance Coverage provided for all physicians, you can start saving money with fewer concerns.

Top Docs Military Locum Tenens Assignments Provide Security. Contracts are 1-5 years in length. Our Top Docs Military assignments provide the perfect combination of security, freedom and flexibility. Designed to meet your specific needs, our Top Docs team is dedicated to serve you now.

Government/DOD/Military: Do You Have Locum Tenens Needs? Let Top Docs lead you on a smooth path to solving your Locum Tenens needs. We are skilled at quickly assessing your requirements and matching one of our Top Docs physicians. We can solve your Locum Tenens needs rapidly.


Physicians when and where you need them

Top Docs places Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy. All physicians working under contract will have completed an ACGME approved residency training program in the specialty for which they will be assigned in addition to being Board Certified or Board Eligible. (Board Eligibility: The physician has completed a residency or fellowship within the past four (4) years.)

Top Docs Locum Tenens services physicians undergo a very thorough credentialing process.

All physicians that provide Locum Tenens services through Top Docs are considered “Independent Contractors”. All Independent Contractors assigned to provide Locum Tenens services at government facilities shall:

  • Speak, understand, read and write the English language
  • Hold a current BLS and/or ACLS certification
  • Meet all qualifications and guidelines as outlined in the individual Statements of Work
  • Be able to provide proof of US citizenship or eligibility to work in the US
  • Meet all immunization requirements required for specific locations including but not limited to MMR, Chicken Pox and PPD tests

Prior to commencement of work at any government location, each Independent Contractor shall complete the credentialing process at both the client facility and Top Docs.

In order to pass the credentialing process in the 2-4 week time frame, all required documentation must be completed in a 48 hour time frame. The physician is required to obtain a physical examination, which will indicate that they are free from any mental and physical impairments that would restrict them from performing the services that are required if so required by the facility or statement of work. A physician shall sign the above requirements.

Prior to being presented for a government position, physicians must submit at a minimum:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) with an explanation of any gaps in the CV from Medical School to present
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory, commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia
  • Valid DEA certificate
  • Four (4) professional references from peers who have witnessed the physician’s clinical skills within the previous 12 months.

Additional credentialing requirements will be necessary once the government facility has accepted the physician for the assignment. Most government assignments will require a minimum of a ninety (90) day commitment.