Orthopedic Surgery opening in beautiful Georgia community!

Physician: Orthopedic Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10323
Verified Date:06/10/2022
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Orthopedic Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Orthopedic Surgeon to provide full-time services.   
  • Employed position
  • Strong referral base
  • Office space ready and available
  • Clinic Office located in the Hospital MOB
  • Clinic and Hospital-based services
  • 3 Surgical Rooms and 2 Endoscopy Suites
  • Full-time Anesthesia coverage from both CRNAs and MDs

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Base Salary Package
  • Incentive/Productivity Compensation
  • Commencement Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Stipend during Training
  • 100% Medical Education Debt Assistance potential
  • CME, Licensure Dues
  • Full Employee Benefits Package and more!

Community Details

  • Nestled in the foothills just over an hour north of Atlanta (easily accessible by four-lane highway), Fannin County has long been a vacation destination, and now Blue Ridge and its neighboring communities are growing steadily with new permanent residents. In fact, Fannin County was recently ranked one of the nation's top ten fastest growing counties (measured by new home starts)!

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Atlanta. 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 4,995 4 bedroom, 3 bath home situated perfectly overlooking gorgeous mtn views, this large farm-style home has been completely remodeled with all new paint, carpet and hardwoods. The floorplan with stacked stone fp is open w/ an abundance of natural light with views overlooking the Blue Ridge mtns! SPECTACULAR! Your new home has loads of storage and a brand new kitchen w/granite and stainless appliances w/ a large laundry. This home can be yours for $349,000.

The Community. With a crime rate almost 50% below the national average, and an unemployment rate also well below the national average, Blue Ridge is a great place to establish a practice, raise a family, and enjoy the great outdoors.

The Employer. An award winning 50-bed community hospital with a new ICU and three large ORs (two of them new), a new microscope suitable for ENT work, and thyroid instrumentation already on hand. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 102 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 212 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 224 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 251 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport


Closest Major City:

  • 77 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 166 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 168 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 199 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 220 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 248 miles to Louisville, KY

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 74 miles: Chattanooga, TN (CHA) Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
  • 96 miles: Knoxville, TN (TYS) McGhee Tyson Airport
  • 102 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 118 miles: Athens, GA (AHN) Athens-Ben Epps Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $148,194
  • City Cost of Living Index State -82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Cost of Living Index - 90.8

Colleges and Universities:

  • University of North Georgia (about 31 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Lee University (about 38 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 40 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Dalton State College (about 40 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 44 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)



  • 92.1 %White alone
  • 4.5% Hispanic
  • 1.2% Black alone
  • 0.9% Two or more races






  • State Income Tax Rate - 1% - 6%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4.0%
  • Property Tax Rate - .83%

Major Industry:

  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)




  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • White Water Rafting
  • Ziplining

Arts & Culture:

  • One thing that a trip to downtown Blue Ridge will tell you is how dedicated and committed local citizens are to the Arts. When I say Arts, I am speaking of painters, potters, weavers, writers, musicians, metal smiths, jewelry makers, quilters, wood carvers, glass artists, storytellers and theatrical performers to mention just a few.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Atlanta Braves Baseball Major League Baseball
  • Atlanta Falcons Football National Football League
  • Atlanta Hawks Basketball National Basketball Association

Sports for the Participant:

  • Fannin County Parks and Recreation Department offers programs and activities for people of all ages.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department is open to the public seven days a week.
  • The facilities include a gymnasium, multipurpose fields, baseball/softball fields, green space park, and an onsite pond.


  • Blue Ridge Cotton Company
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Mall
  • Fly Shop Co
  • The Sweet Shoppe


Top Five things to do:

  1. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
  2. Escape Blue Ridge
  3. Grumpy Old Men Brewing
  4. Blue Ridge Community Theater
  5. Cohutta Cove Mini Golf