Pediatrician - Northern INDIANA - 2 hour drive from Indianapolis and Chicago!

Physician: Pediatric: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10025
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Pediatric: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • General pediatrics, inpatient consults, outpatient clinic
  • Community in need of coverage = busy immediately!
  • 10 days of call coverage per month, but minimal call volumes
  • Outpatient clinic conveniently located within the hospital

Compensation Details

  • A comprehensive compensation package will be offered and may include:
  • Salary (MGMA guidelines) plus Incentive (WRVUs)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • CME
  • Health and Retirement Benefits
  • Medical Education Debt Assistance
  • Residency Stipend

Community Details

  • Located 23 miles to Fort Wayne and 90 minutes to Indianapolis
  • Great community atmosphere with excellent school systems available in the county (population: city is approximately 10,000; County is around 28,000).
  • Low cost of living with easy access to Fort Wayne, a small metropolitan area (population of 250,000+).  

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is Up To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Pediatric Medicine Salaries Located In Chicago And Indianapolis, Coupled With Cost Of Living 30% Less, Provides Physicians With Significant Purchasing Power Where You Can Build Your Dream Home, Pay Off School Loans And Retire Early.  

The Housing Market.  With Average Home Pricing Settled At $141,447 And Where This Immaculate 3,792 SF, 4 bedroom, 4 bath Home Located On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac offers a Finished Basement, a Back Deck With A Beautiful Wooded View can be yours for $335,000.  

The Community.  Bluffton is located in Northern Indiana, approximately 23 miles to Fort Wayne.  This community offers safe and quiet neighborhoods and a low cost of living.  

The Employer.  This organization is a 79-bed facility offering inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, medical, surgical and emergency care and believes in the power of people to create great care. This facility is an acute care facility accredited by The Joint Commission And works hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community they call home.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 23 miles: Fort Wayne, IN (FWA / KFWA) Fort Wayne International Airport
  • 109 miles: Dayton, OH (DAY / KDAY) James M. Cox Dayton International Airport
  • 125 miles: Indianapolis, IN (IND / KIND) Indianapolis International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 27 miles to Fort Wayne, IN
  • 85 miles to Indianapolis, IN
  • 106 miles to Toledo, OH

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 23 miles: Fort Wayne, IN (FWA / KFWA) Fort Wayne International Airport
  • 109 miles: Dayton, OH (DAY / KDAY) James M. Cox Dayton International Airport
  • 110 miles: Toledo, OH (TOL / KTOL) Toledo Express Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State cost of living- 91.1
  • City cost of living- 82.7
  • Mean housing cost- $141,447

Colleges and Universities:

  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 24 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; Full-time enrollment: 4,320)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 25 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Taylor University (about 26 miles; Upland, IN; FT enrollment: 2,272)



  • 94.2% White alone
  • 3.3% Hispanic
  • 0.9% Two or more races
  • 0.7% Black alone
  • 0.5% Asian alone
  • 0.4% American Indian alone
  • 0.03% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
  • 0.02% Other race alone



  • Income tax rate- 3.3%
  • Sales tax rate- 7%
  • Property- 0.85%
  • County tax rate- 2.1%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)



  • Jefferson Park is 2.1 acres in size. Facilities include a playground, 2 T-Ball diamonds, a batting cage, a press box and a concession stand/restrooms building. T-Ball is for ages 4-6, and coaches pitch is for 7 and 8, boys and girls.
  • Kehoe park facilities include a lighted outdoor theatre, a pavilion with picnic tables and a restrooms building. This is the site of the summer concert series and free Friday movies in July.
  • Over 9 more parks with more facilities.
  • Has a community pool and splash pad.

Arts & Culture:

  • Swiss heritage village and musuem is the largest outdoor museum in northern Indiana.
  • Wells county histroical museum is a beautiful three story brick Victorian mansion housing the Museum.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Visit Indianapolis, only a 85 mile drive, to watch proffesional sports team such as Indianapolis colts and Indianapolis Pacers.
  • Travel to University of St. Franic, a 25 mile drive, to watch division 2 sports.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Open gyms are open to all.
  • Boxing and dance classes for all ages
  • Girl's softball leagues, swim lessons, and baseball leagues during the summer.


  • Over 20 shopping stores for womens clothing, mens clothing, shoes, and more.
  • 25 minute drive to Fort Wayne to enjoy fine dining and high end shopping.  

Top Five things to do:

  1. Ouabache State Park
  2. Timber Ridge Golf Course
  3. Club 250
  4. Holte's Garage
  5. Wells County Histroical Museum