Opportunity to Join Established ENT Practice North of Tampa, FL

Physician: Otolaryngology (ENT)
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10284
Verified Date:06/10/2022
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Otolaryngology (ENT)

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a board eligible/board certified Otolaryngologist to join an established practice with one other provider
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital duties
  • Outpatient office duties
  • Shared call coverage with 1 other provider
  • Adult patients
  • Office space currently available 
  • New graduates are welcome to apply

Compensation Details

  • Competitive salary and WRVU incentive model
  • Commencement bonus
  • Assistance with medical education debt
  • CME expenses
  • Relocation assistance

Community Details

  • Crystal River, known as the "Home of the Manatee," is located approximately 67 miles north of Tampa on Florida's beautiful Nature Coast-a place where more than half of the land is designated as state/federal lands and parks. 
  • This is the ideal place to swim with manatee, kayak natural crystal-clear waters, golf to your heart's content, bike or hike meandering trails, fish for trout, redfish, shark, bonefish or tarpon, and to dine at one of more than 30 on-the-water restaurants in the area. 
  • A growing community with a wonderful family-friendly ambiance and warm hospitality, Crystal River is, indeed, the "gem of the Nature Coast.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Orlando And Tampa And Additional Compensation With Student Loan Repayment.  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 3,048 square foot, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath is equipped with a pool located on the Golf Course can be yours for $249,900.  

The Community.  Crystal River is at the heart of the Nature Coast of Florida. The city is situated around Kings Bay, which is spring-fed and so keeps a constant 72 °F (22 °C) temperature year round.  Crystal River is designated as an Outstanding Florida Waterway and offering ample opportunities for boating, diving, swimming, fishing as well as a variety of Manatee, Eco-Tours our many attractions, our warm and welcoming folks and a relaxing way of life. Treat yourself and your family to the history, parks, natural beauty of Crystal River.

The Employer.  Since 1978, this 128-bed general, medical/surgical acute care facility has been expanding their services to remain this community's hospital of choice. Situated in a naturally landscaped setting under an umbrella of majestic oaks and tall pines, the people - nurses, physicians, technicians, therapists and others of this organization - are committed to serving our community with excellence in health care.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 74 miles: Tampa, FL (TPA / KTPA) Tampa International Airport
  • 97 miles: Orlando, FL (MCO / KMCO) Orlando International Airport
  • 113 miles: Sanford, FL (SFB / KSFB) Orlando Sanford International Airport
  • 140 miles: Daytona Beach, FL (DAB / KDAB) Daytona Beach International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 67 miles to Tampa, FL
  • 78 miles to Orlando, FL
  • 78 miles to Saint Petersburg, FL
  • 114 miles to Jacksonville, FL
  • 253 miles to Hialeah, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 68 miles: Gainesville, FL (GNV / KGNV) Gainesville Regional Airport
  • 74 miles: Tampa, FL (TPA / KTPA) Tampa International Airport
  • 85 miles: Saint Petersburg, FL (PIE / KPIE) St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
  • 97 miles: Orlando, FL (MCO / KMCO) Orlando International Airport
  • 113 miles: Sanford, FL (SFB / KSFB) Orlando Sanford International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $119,340
  • City Cost of Living Index - 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 99.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • Rasmussen College-Florida (about 30 miles; Ocala, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,736)
  • College of Central Florida (about 32 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Pasco-Hernando Community College (about 44 miles; New Port Richey, FL; FT enrollment: 7,030)
  • University of Florida (about 53 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)


  • White 76.6%
  • Black 8.6%
  • Asian 7.6%
  • Two or more races 3.4%
  • Hispanic 2.8%


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

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)


  • Crystal River Preserve State Park
  • 7 Mile Loop Trailhead Crystal River Preserve State Park
  • Crystal River Archaeological State Park
  • Eco-Walk Trailhead Crystal River Preserve State Park
  • Tree Top Adventure at Faith Haven

Arts & Culture:

  • Franklin Anderson Gallery of Arts
  • Citrus County Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers play in the National Football League (NFL)
  • Tampa Bay Lightning play in the National Hockey League (NHL)
  • Tampa Bay Rays play in Major League Baseball (MLB)

Sports for the Participant:

  • Crystal River Watersports
  • Sporting Health Club
  • Citrus County Parks & Recreation 


  • Crystal River Mall
  • Heritage Village
  • Willows Creek Secret Garden
  • Heritage Antiques Mall
  • Upscale Resale

Top Five things to do:

  1. Capt, Mike's Crystal River Kayak
  2. Crystal River Preserve State Park
  3. Crystal River Archaeological State Park
  4. Manatee Tour and Dive
  5. Hunter Springs Park