Gastroenterologist Position - Beautiful Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains - Knoxville, TN

Physician: Gastroenterology (GI)
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:10502
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Gastroenterology (GI)

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BC/BE General Gastroenterologist
  • Join a hospital owned, large, multi-specialty clinic. Prefer 5+ years' experience. 
  • Special Requirement: EUS & EBUS trained is preferred. 
  • Employed "New" Position required to meet the growing need
  • Anticipated Call Coverage 1:3 
  • State-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic surgical system

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Salary based on MGMA guidelines plus bonus potential
  • Incentive Bonus based on WRUVs
  • Relocation Expenses
  • CME, Licensure, Dues and Subscriptions
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health/dental/vision and 401(k) with generous match

Community Details

  • Knoxville, TN is in the beautiful foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Home to the main campus of the University of Tennessee, featuring Division I sports and strong academic programs.
  • Knoxville, with a metropolitan population of about 600,000, offers extensive water sports and hiking.
  • A wonderful symphony orchestra and art museum provide great additions to what Knoxville has to offer.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. This Internal Medicine opportunity is ideally suited for a top trained physician who seeks to live in Knoxville, TN and be near the Smokey Mountains.

You know that your talents and skills warrant a strong salary and exciting bonus structure for high income potential.

The Housing Market. The median home value in the Knoxville market is $134,200. The median price of homes currently listed in Knoxville is around $209,900. This desirable community has homes of 3,023 Square Ft. 4 Bedrooms/4 Baths with an estimated value of around $300,000's.

The Community. You picture yourself living in a Knoxville community that enjoys a variety of neighborhoods that will suit any type of living. The city has served as the hub of the region since its founding on 1791. The best of its Appalachian heritage remains today - a strong work ethic, a family-centered community, and an intense respect for the natural beauty that envelops the region.

The Employer has a tremendous reputation as being committed to its staff of doctors and medical professionals, providing exceptional compensation, a life and career balance and dedicated to long term retention of its key physician personnel.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 176 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 223 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 229 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 247 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 147 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 155 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 161 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 179 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 189 miles to Louisville, KY

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 14 miles: Knoxville, TN (TYS / KTYS) McGhee Tyson Airport
  • 100 miles: Blountville, TN (TRI / KTRI) Tri-Cities Regional Airport
  • 103 miles: Chattanooga, TN (CHA / KCHA) Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
  • 123 miles: Asheville, NC (AVL / KAVL) Asheville Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost -  $167,108
  • City Cost of Living Index - 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index -89.8

Colleges and Universities:

  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Full-time enrollment: 25,483; Location: 527 Andy Holt Tower; Public; Website:; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (FT enrollment: 7,271; Location: 10915 Hardin Valley Road; Public; Website:
  • South College (FT enrollment: 1,236; Location: 3904 Lonas Road; Private, for-profit; Website:; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Johnson University (FT enrollment: 901; Location: 7900 Johnson Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website:; Offers Doctor's degree)



  • White (73.1%)
  • Black (16.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Asian (1.7%)


  • State Income Tax Rate - No Income Taxes
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 7%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 9.25%

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)



  • The Volunteer Landing on the riverfront in Knoxville is home to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame and the Gateway Regional Visitor Center.
  • In the four-county Knoxville area are hundreds of thousands of acres of parks and recreational space, including 800 miles of forests, 800 square miles of trout streams, and seven major Tennessee Valley Authority lakes that provide more than 11,000 miles of shoreline and 1,000 square miles of water surface.
  • Chilhowee Park and Tyson Park 
  • Much of Knoxville's outdoor and tourism activity centers around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located 45 minutes from downtown Knoxville.
  • There are miles of trails and trout streams are found in Cherokee National Forest, an hour's drive south of Knoxville.
  • Knoxville Zoological Park is home to more than 800 exotic animals and is full of family fun and adventure.
  • At the Candy Factory Building, visitors can see chocolatiers at work at the South's Finest Chocolate Factory, which features more than 100 candies made and sold on the site.

Arts & Culture:

  • The Tennessee Amphitheater, located in World's Fair Park, is a popular venue and is used for numerous free concerts and productions sponsored by the city of Knoxville and private groups.
  • The Oak Ridge Art Center has a studio and a gift shop and displays both local and traveling artists' and photographers' exhibits. Classes are offered in such artistic endeavors as pottery, oil painting, watercolor, drawing, and sculpture.
  • Knoxville boasts two symphony orchestras: the world-class Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and the Knoxville Chamber Orchestra.
  • The Knoxville Opera Company produces several major operas annually.
  • A variety of dance forms are presented to Knoxville audiences by the Appalachian Ballet Company, Circle Modern Dance Company, the City Ballet, and the internationally acclaimed Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble.
  • UT's Department of Theatre is committed to providing drama education and exposure to outstanding theatrical productions.
  • The Knoxville Museum of Art is a dynamic institution providing exciting exhibitions from the surrounding region, the country, and the world.
  • The Arts Council of Greater Knoxville sponsors exhibits and varied galleries at the Candy Factory at World's Fair Park, at the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, and at the Joseph B. Wolffe Sculpture Gallery.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Tennessee Smokies provide professional baseball for the area; they play at Smokies Baseball Park, located in Sevierville, Tennessee
  • The Knoxville Ice Bears, part of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League, play at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum.
  • Area residents attend the sporting events of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The 104,079-seat Neyland Stadium on the UT campus is the largest collegiate stadium in the South.
  • The Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena, a 25,000-seat basketball arena, is home to the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Lady Volunteers basketball teams. It also hosts a variety of other community events.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Knoxville city and county parks contain more than 5,700 acres of parks and recreational space. 
  • Facilities include 144 playgrounds; 103 tennis courts, including some of the finest facilities in the South at Tyson Park, located just minutes from downtown Knoxville; 20 public golf courses; 27 recreation centers; numerous ball fields; and a variety of country clubs and indoor commercial recreation establishments.
  • At Volunteer Landing Marina, watercraft including houseboats, pontoons, paddleboats, and aqua-cycles can be rented.


  • Knoxville boasts three large shopping malls, Knoxville Center, Simpson Enterprises, and West Town Mall, and more than two dozen other shopping centers.
  • In the downtown area, there are several areas of retail activity, including Market Square Mall. 
  • Knoxville's historic downtown warehouse district, called The Old City, is a bustling area of dining, shopping, and entertainment nestled in restored nineteenth-century brick warehouses. 
  • Near the University of Tennessee at Knoxville campus, Cumberland Avenue is noted for its shops.

Top Five things to do:

  1. A visit to the Historic Market Place is one of the cool things to do in Knoxville. The marketplace has a great vibe with cafes, restaurants and good music to enjoy and to have fun with the family.
  2. Access to the Knoxville Riverfront. Enjoy a peaceful walk with the family along the Riverfront with views of the Neyland Stadium. This waterfront park has an opportunity to learn about the city with its historical stone markers, a marina nearby and restaurants.
  3. Enjoy the zoo at Knoxville. This zoo is located just east of downtown Knoxville with about 800 animals. Explore the different experiences such as the kids run kick-off, annual passes, and discount days.
  4. For a great place to explore nature visit Ijams Nature Center. This place has 10-miles of trails, rock formations, lakes and stunning views with a sanctuary just 3 miles away from the city.
  5. Explore the worlds fair park at Knoxville, TN. This park has many attractions. The attractions included are: the Candy Factory, a conglomeration of Victorian homes hosting arts and crafts shops, the Fort Kid -which is a large playground, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the 26-story Sunsphere. Enjoy the views of the city and the amphitheater below.