Pulmonary Medicine Position in the Foothills of the TN Mountains

Physician: Pulmonary Disease
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:10294
Verified Date:05/08/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Pulmonary Disease

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Pulmonologist to join an established single-specialty practice that has been in the community 30+years
  • The only hospital in a 30-mile radius.
  • Clinic-based practice; hospital work performed as well
  • Join 4 full-time Pulmonologists
  • Group supports the hospital 100% 
  • One office - Outpatient office is located on the hospital campus
  • 2+years' experience is preferred, however, new grads are welcome to apply 

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Salary
  • Incentive Bonus
  • Annual CME Allowance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • CME, Licensure, Dues, Subscriptions
  • Vacation, Health, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Medical Education Debt Assistance

Community Details

  • One of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee, Cleveland is nestled away in the breathtaking foothills of the Tennessee Mountains.
  • Cleveland, TN is centrally located in the Southeast, is easily accessible via I-75 and just 2 hours from Atlanta, 2 1/2 hours to Nashville and Birmingham.
  • Ranked 4th in the nation for attracting new business (Forbes)
  • Ranked 8th on the Forbes.com list of the 100 Best U.S. Cities in Which to Live 
  • Named "Best Town Ever" in October 2011/2015 issues of Outside Magazine
  • Keep more of what you earn - Tennessee has no state income tax!

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Atlanta, GA. 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.  3 beds 2 baths 2,264 sqft  Enjoy easing living in this 3BD/2BA home situated on 4.28 acres. Interior features include hardwood flooring, stacked stone fireplace, formal dining, ample cabinetry, master on main level, den, and newer washing machine and dryer! Exterior features include hot tub, in-ground salt water pool, gorgeous pasture, private pond, and incredible barn. The barn boasts a tack area, 4 horse stalls with padding, mechanical hay lift, interior lounge area for you including full bathroom, RV pad with hookups, LED lighting, hot water heater, and so much more! This home can be yours for $319,000.

The Community.  Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 41,285 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat and largest city in Bradley County, and the principal city of the Cleveland, Tennessee metropolitan area (consisting of Bradley County and neighboring Polk County).

The Employer.  350+ bed, two campus, full service, regional medical center providing outstanding healthcare to the City of Cleveland, Bradley County and surrounding communities. Services include surgery, digestive care, cardiology, senior services, behavioral health, women's services, emergency and pediatric care.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 130 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 159 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 174 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 310 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 101 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 128 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 157 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 201 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 220 miles to Louisville, KY

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 24 miles: Chattanooga, TN (CHA / KCHA) Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
  • 86 miles: Knoxville, TN (TYS / KTYS) McGhee Tyson Airport
  • 130 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 147 miles: Huntsville, AL (HSV / KHSV) Huntsville International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $166,849
  • City Cost of Living Index - 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.8

Colleges and Universities:

  • Lee University (Full-time enrollment: 4,422; Location: 1120 N Ocoee St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.leeuniversity.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Cleveland State Community College (FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Franklin Academy (FT enrollment: 77)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 14 miles; Collegedale, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,898)


  • 76.7% White alone
  • 10.4% Hispanic
  • 8.7% Black alone
  • 1.9% Asian alone
  • 1.9% Two or more races
  • 0.5% Other race alone



  • State Income Tax Rate - 5%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 7%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.45%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.68%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)


  • Northeast Recreation Center
  • Cleveland Parks & Recreation
  • Bradley County Parks & Recreation
  • South Cleveland Community Center

Arts & Culture:

  • Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
  • Back Alley Gallery
  • The Allied Arts Council
  • Model D. New Memphis College of Art

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Nashville Predators are an ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Cleveland Family YMCA
  • Bradley County Recreational Park. This program provide children between the ages of 4 and 12 years the opportunity to play baseball.
  • Cleveland Aqua Tigers
  • CrossFit Live Loud


  • Bradley Square Mall
  • Cleveland Towne Center
  • Prior Attire
  • Orange Blossom Boutique

Top Five things to do:

  1. Museum Center at 5ive Points
  2. Air Bounce Cleveland
  3. Fletcher Park
  4. Cleveland Greenway Pavilion
  5. Hiwassee River Heritage Center