Pediatrician to join our team in Fort Dodge, Iowa in family friendly community

Physician: Pediatric: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10354
Verified Date:08/04/2022
Loan Repayment:No Response
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

  • Actively recruiting a pediatrician to join our practice in Fort Dodge, Iowa
  • Established Outpatient Practice
  • Number of Providers: 3 (1 physician and 2 ARNP’s)
  • Services available onsite (lab, radiology, specialists, pharmacy, etc.)
  • Fully integrated system with clinic and hospitals on Epic EMR to improve care coordination
  • Average number of patients per day (depending on the season) = 25 - 35
  • Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • No inpatient duties
  • Call split amongst group, telephonic only, triaged via MyNurse hotline, minimal call volume
  • MD or DO
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible (must become Board Certified within 5 years

Compensation Details

  • Signing bonus
  • Retention bonus
  • Relocation
  • 401K match
  • CME
  • Time away from practice
  • Quality health, dental and vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Free onsite workout center
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite retail pharmacy

Community Details

  • There are a lot of reasons to live, learn, work and play in Fort Dodge and its surrounding rural communities. Fort Dodge has a population around 26,000 and is the retail, healthcare, and business hub for the region.
  • It is located just 90 miles northwest of Des Moines, in North Central Iowa. 
  • Fort Dodge is a friendly community nestled in the rolling hills of the Des Moines River Valley. 
  • Fort Dodge has grown into a thriving community, rich in agricultural development; sophisticated educational institutions, lively cultural life, and serene natural beauty.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Omaha, NE. 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.  5 beds 4 baths 4,042 sqft This 4042 square foot single family home has 5 bedrooms and 4.0 bathrooms. This home could be yours for $499,500.

The Community. Fort Dodge is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Iowa, United States, along the Des Moines River. Fort Dodge has a population around 26,000 and is the retail, healthcare, and business hub for the region. It is located just 90 miles northwest of Des Moines, in North Central Iowa. 

The Employer.  Hospital covers an eight county area in North Central Iowa with a population of approximately 100,000. Our vast network of health care experts includes 28 clinics, a regional medical center, care at home and a center for mental health, all working together with the goal of keeping you and our communities healthy. The Hospital is leading the way with care coordination and patient centered care. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 95 miles: Des Moines, IA (DSM / KDSM) Des Moines International Airport
  • 212 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
  • 269 miles: Kansas City, MO (MCI / KMCI) Kansas City International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 124 miles to Omaha, NE
  • 173 miles to Lincoln, NE
  • 178 miles to Minneapolis, MN
  • 178 miles to Saint Paul, MN
  • 236 miles to Kansas City, MO

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 95 miles: Des Moines, IA (DSM / KDSM) Des Moines International Airport
  • 104 miles: Waterloo, IA (ALO / KALO) Waterloo Regional Airport
  • 121 miles: Sioux City, IA (SUX / KSUX) Sioux Gateway Airport
  • 160 miles: Cedar Rapids, IA (CID / KCID) The Eastern Iowa Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $90,759
  • City Cost of Living Index - 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 91.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • Iowa Central Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 43 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 63 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 69 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 71 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 88 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)


  • White 84.9%
  • Black 26.5%
  • Hispanic 5.5%
  • Asian 1.8%
  • Two or more races 1.0%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 8.98%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.78%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.29%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)


  • Public parks, Rec Center and various 24 hour fitness facilities
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Park 
  • Lakeside Golf Course
  • Dolliver Memorial State Park
  • Brushy Creek State Recreation 

Arts & Culture:

  • Blanden Memorial Art Museum
  • Oakhill Historic District
  • Oleson Park Music Pavilion
  • Gypsum City OHV Park

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Fort Dodge Dodgers Athletics & Sport Teams
  • Sports Park Raceway
  • Nebraska Danger indoor football
  • Omaha Storm Chasers baseball

Sports for the Participant:

  • Fort Dodge Baseball Association
  • Fort Dodge Dodgers Athletics
  • YMCA Fort Dodge


  • Crossroads Mall
  • Target
  • Kohl's Fort Dodge
  • That Shop-Magic & Mayhem

Top Five things to do:

  1. Community Orchard
  2. The Fort Museum & Frontier Village
  3. Soldier Creek Winery
  4. Studio Fusion
  5. Blanden Art Museum