Gastroenterologist needed in the Hickory area 1 hour from Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Asheville, NC
No visa's. BC/BE GI needed. Our Gastroenterology position was vacated due to a sudden retirement necessitated by a serious medical condition. There is a 62% market share that can be recaptured with the referral help of our primary care network. Our physicians and our patients prefer to have medical procedures cared for within our home county network. Out-migration can be stopped by having a gastroenterologist active in this community. The practice model is flexible: independent solo startup with income guarantee or as an employed physician in the Physician Network. Excellent opportunity for capturing a solid share of the market. Not only can you build a strong GI practice, but you will have support from the general surgeons for GI bleed call from the ER in return for your help in re-capturing the bread and butter general surgery that has out-migrated without a gastroenterologist in the network.
Financial: - First year income guarantee from the hospital with forgiveness over 3 years of service after the guarantee year. Salary guaranteed at MGMA national median for the specialty plus production opportunity once guarantee level is passed.
Facility: - Emergency Department sees 30,000 visits a year. - A team of hospitalists manages inpatient care for most of the physicians and provides medical consults and management of surgical patients as requested. - Notable Equipment and Capabilities: MRI; CT; Nuclear Medicine; Cardiac Cath Lab; PACS-RIS; Linear Accelerator; PET CT; Digital Mammography; Stereotactic Breast Biopsy; Outpatient Surgery Center; Approved Community Hospital Cancer Program with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons; affiliate of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center with access to the NCI clinical trials; Residency trained & Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physicians; Pain Management Center; Neurology & Memory Center; Rehabilitation Services; Surgical services in General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Spine, Ob/Gyn, Urology, Vascular and Endovascular.
Location: - Hickory area 1 hour from Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Asheville, NC- The views are spectacular; the coffee is piping hot; the community is generous in its support; the golf courses are inviting; the location is central to the mountains and a half-day drive to the beaches of the Atlantic; and the hospital staffed by a collegial medical staff that needs your services to continue our pace of growth. - Welcoming, Family-Friendly Community - The temperate climate means mild winters with a little snow for effect, but also a long gardening season complimented by the changing seasons and their colors. - They are within easy access of major metropolitan centers as well as mountain retreat villages and offer a pleasant suburban lifestyle. - The public school system (K-12) plus the community college and technical institute and Appalachian State University make education a valued commodity. - The arts and culture are alive and well. - Local and touring talent keep them entertained in both grand and down-home comfortable style. - The great outdoors are just outside your door. Hiking, biking, kayaking, fly fishing, golf, tennis, skiing, horse-back riding and mountain climbing are just some of the things to keep you busy here.