General Surgeon - 90 Miles North of Oklahoma City!

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10020
Verified Date:09/18/2023
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • BE/BC for an employed position to partner with a new General Surgeon with good community support and skill set.


Compensation Details

  • Medical education loan repayment assistance is available (up to 200k if qualified!)
  • Base salary with potential for incentive compensation
  • Relocation allowance
  • Generous commencement bonus
  • CME and licensure assistance

Community Details

  • Ponca City is a family-friendly community with a strong public school system and 3 faith-based K-8 schools.
  • Local residents enjoy a community with low crime and a short commute to work or school.
  • Excellent local recreation is available with lakes, golf courses and a new YMCA sports complex, as well as an array of shopping, movie theaters, museums, parks, galleries, and restaurants.
  • Ponca City is 90 minutes north of Oklahoma City.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting General Surgery Medicine Salaries In Oklahoma City. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market.  4 beds 4 baths 2,886 sqft  The open distribution of the lower floor as well as the large kitchen, perfect to cook in company. The tall vaulted ceilings. The spectacular windows upstairs that bring amazing light to the bedrooms as well as incredible views. The backyard is the perfect spot for the summer evenings, shaded by two trees and covered by a beautiful wooden pergola as well as a covered patio.  This home can be yours for $280,000.

The Community.  Ponca City is a city in Kay County and in Osage County in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, which was named after the Ponca Tribe. 

The Employer.  The Medical Center, a 100+ bed, acute-care facility, is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). With more than 40 medical staff members, specialties represented by physicians at the facility include Allergy/Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dentistry, Family Practice, Gynecology, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pain Management, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Urology, Vascular Surgery and Wound Care.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 288 miles: Kansas City, MO (MCI / KMCI) Kansas City International Airport


Closest Major City:

  • 69 miles to Wichita, KS
  • 72 miles to Tulsa, OK
  • 89 miles to Oklahoma City, OK
  • 216 miles to Kansas City, MO
  • 256 miles to Plano, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 89 miles: Wichita, KS (ICT / KICT) Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  • 102 miles: Tulsa, OK (TUL / KTUL) Tulsa International Airport
  • 114 miles: Oklahoma City, OK (OKC / KOKC) Will Rogers World Airport
  • 174 miles: Salina, KS (SLN / KSLN) Salina Municipal Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $120,896
  • City Cost of Living Index - 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.2

Colleges and Universities:

  • Pioneer Technology Center (Full-time enrollment: 322; Location: 2101 N Ash; Public; Website:
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 13 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,414)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 25 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)


  • 72.8% White alone
  • 8.0% American Indian alone
  • 7.8% Hispanic
  • 6.9% Two or more races
  • 3.2% Black alone


  • State Income Tax Rate - 2.58%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4.5%
  • County Tax Rate - 4.27%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.74%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)


  • Ponca City Parks and Recreation Department
  • Unity Gym Recreation Center
  • Lake Ponca Park

Arts & Culture:

  • Ponca City Art Center
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Ponca Playhouse
  • Bryant Baker Gallery

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Oklahoma City Thunder are an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • The Oklahoma Sooners softball team is the softball team that represents University of Oklahoma in the sport of women's softball.
  • The Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team represents the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.

Sports for the Participant:

  • YMCA Ponca City
  • Youth Flag Football, Soccer, Baseball and Basketball
  • Planet Fitness


  • Ponca Plaza
  • Marland Mall
  • Pioneer Shopping Center
  • West Grand Shopping Center

Top Five things to do:

  1. Pioneer Woman Statue
  2. Standing Bear Museum and Education Center
  3. Conoco Museum
  4. Marland's Grand Home
  5. Exploration Destination