Seeking Pulmonology specialist for private group in southwest coastal FLORIDA

Physician: Pulmonary Disease
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:10021
Verified Date:09/14/2021
Loan Repayment:No
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Pulmonary Disease

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking Pulmonary Critical Care provider to join a well-established, community based group practice located in sunny south Florida
  • Join five (5) other providers - "Pulmonary Sleep and Critical Care Specialists"
  • Hospital coverage shared among providers in group
  • In-house ancillary services available
  • Group has 3 offices
  • All members are Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.
  • ABMS/AOA Board Certification or Eligible with Certification in Process Required

Compensation Details

  • Income Guarantee (through hospital) - employment agreement with salary with group  (along with a comprehensive benefit package)
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Possible Medical Education Debt Repayment Assistance
  • Possible Fellowship Stipend (during last year of training)
  • Option for partnership
  • Commencement bonus
  • Assistance with medical education debt
  • CME expenses
  • Relocation assistance

Community Details

  • Port Charlotte is a small community nestled along Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast, between Sarasota and Naples, about 100 miles south of Tampa. 
  • The area features numerous upland and aquatic preserves, marine estuaries and a unique network of barrier islands and mangrove forests. 
  • Port Charlotte offers miles of beaches, more than 70 parks, 16 golf courses as well as great dining, music and theater.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is up to $65,000 More Compared To Starting Pulm CC Salaries In Fort Myers and Tampa.  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. This 3,009 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 4 bath home is a boater's dream! Only 2 canals in from Charlotte Harbor in Port Charlotte Beach area which means sailboats & large power boats are welcome, no bridges & just a couple of minutes to open water!   This home can be yours for $515,000.  

The Community.  Found along Florida's welcoming Gulf Coast, Port Charlotte is located about halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, perfectly positioned to offer every manner of water-borne activities. Port Charlotte more than 165 miles of waterways, providing access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico and many more miles of natural shoreline bordering Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Myakka rivers. But that's not all. Seven of the 21 golf courses located in Charlotte County are found in Port Charlotte. Charlotte Sports Park is home to spring training for the Tampa Bay Rays. Tippecanoe Environmental Park in Port Charlotte offers hiking trails and wildlife viewing through 380 acres of scrub and pine flat-woods. 

The Employer.  This 254-bed Joint Commission accredited full-service hospital is committed to caring for people throughout their cycle of life. Recognized locally as a leading health care provider, this organization is large enough to offer the continuum of care for families throughout the community, but small enough to provide the personal attention that patients deserve.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 42 miles: Fort Myers, FL (RSW / KRSW) Southwest Florida International Airport
  • 105 miles: Tampa, FL (TPA / KTPA) Tampa International Airport
  • 144 miles: West Palm Beach, FL (PBI / KPBI) Palm Beach International Airport
  • 168 miles: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL / KFLL) Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • 172 miles: Orlando, FL (MCO / KMCO) Orlando International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 66 miles to Saint Petersburg, FL
  • 71 miles to Tampa, FL
  • 117 miles to Orlando, FL
  • 136 miles to Hialeah, FL
  • 143 miles to Miami, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 8 miles: Punta Gorda, FL (PGD / KPGD) Charlotte County Airport
  • 42 miles: Fort Myers, FL (RSW / KRSW) Southwest Florida International Airport
  • 51 miles: Sarasota, FL (SRQ / KSRQ) Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
  • 70 miles: Naples, FL (APF / KAPF) Naples Municipal Airport
  • 97 miles: Saint Petersburg, FL (PIE / KPIE) St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport

Cost of Living:

Mean Housing Cost - $145,626
City Cost of Living Index - 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
State Cost of Living Index - 99.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • Edison State College (about 34 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,649)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 42 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 11,165)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 43 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)
  • University of South Florida-St Petersburg (about 63 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 4,459)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 69 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)


  • White 77.5%
  • Black 9.8%
  • Hispanic 9.3%
  • Two or more races 1.8%
  • Asian 1.3%
  • Other race 0.4%
  • American Indian 0.04%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 0%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.65%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.97%

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)


  • Harold Avenue Recreation Center
  • North Charlotte Regional Park Recreation Center
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park
  • Ollie's Pond Park
  • Live Oak Point Park

Arts & Culture:

  • Cultural Center of Charlotte County
  • Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County


Sports for the Spectator:

  • Tampa Bay Rays MLB Baseball


Sports for the Participant:

  • Port Charlotte Pirates Athletics and Sports Teams
  • Charlotte County Soccer Federation



  • Port Charlotte Town Center
  • Promenades Mall
  • Charlotte Square Mall
  • Murdock Carrousel Shopping Center
  • Fishermen's Village


Top Five things to do:

  1. Ollie's Pond Park
  2. Port Charlotte Beach Park
  3. Bayshore Live Oak Park
  4. Sun Flea Market
  5. Cultural Center of Charlotte County