Emergency Medicine Physician Needed in Beautiful West Texas

Physician: Emergency Medicine
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:10514
Verified Date:05/08/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Emergency Medicine

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Emergency Medicine Physician to provide full-time services
  • Hospital Based, Employed Position
  • Office Space and necessary equipment ready and available
  • Supportive Administration
  • US BE/BC
  • Clean background
  • Open to Internal Medicine background with experience in the ED or BE/BC in Emergency Medicine. 

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Productivity/Incentive Compensation
  • Commencement Bonus
  • CME assistance
  • Relocation Package
  • 100% Medical Education Debt Assistance potential
  • Stipend during Training
  • Employee Benefits Package

Community Details

  • Alpine is a growing community of about 8,000 with pristine air, a surprisingly moderate climate, a cost of living 25% below the national average, and a crime rate one third the national average.
  • The town is especially attractive for young couples raising children or for those looking for a safe retirement area.
  • Education offerings range from preschool through Masters programs.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Dallas / Fort Worth. 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 beautiful custom 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath 2,355 sq ft home is located in West Double Diamond addition on 10.06 acres. This open floor plan living, dining and kitchen area, designed for entertaining, has vaulted ceilings, faux wood beams, recessed LED lighting accented with tons of natural light. The living room has a floor to ceiling flagstone fireplace with built-in cabinetry. This home can be yours for $454,000


The Community. Like an oasis in the desert, Alpine sits in a valley in the Davis Mountains of Far West Texas. Located just minutes away from picturesque Maria and historic Fort Davis, Alpine is known as the heart of the Big Bend. You can experience the beautiful ruggedness of Big Bend National Park, splash down the Rio Grande, peer into space at McDonald Observatory or just enjoy the mild climate. One thing is certain - you will find a year-round variety of plays, concerts, activities, festivals and celebrations to choose from.


The Employer. a 40-bed community hospital dedicated to the residents of Alpine and surrounding counties. Big Bend Regional is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of HealthCare Organizations (JCAHO). Located in the Big Bend country of far west Texas, the hospital is the sole provider for a geographic area of 12,000 square miles and 20,000 residents, as well as over one million tourists who come to the area national and state parks annually. The emergency room offers Trauma Level IV services on a full time basis.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 218 miles: El Paso, TX (ELP / KELP) El Paso International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 194 miles to El Paso, TX
  • 247 miles to Lubbock, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 156 miles: Midland, TX (MAF / KMAF) Midland International Airport
  • 201 miles: Carlsbad, NM (CNM / KCNM) Cavern City Air Terminal
  • 205 miles: Hobbs, NM (HOB / KHOB) Lea County Regional Airport
  • 218 miles: El Paso, TX (ELP / KELP) El Paso International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $124,718
  • City Cost of Living Index State - 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Cost of Living Index - 91.5


Colleges and Universities:

  • Odessa College (about 129 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 133 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 148 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Howard College (about 186 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)




  • 51.2% Hispanic
  • 45.2% White alone
  • 1.3% Two or more races
  • 1.1% Black alone



  • State Income Tax Rate - 0% (No State Income Tax) 
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • County Tax Rate - 1.8%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.81%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (26%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)






  • Alpine is home to two State Parks Big Bend National Park & Big Bend Ranch State Park. 
  • Each state park has a variety of scenic trails and incredible vistas.
  • Visitors come from all over the world for hiking, backpacking, camping amongst the high Chisos mountains, down by the banks of the Rio Grande, and across the desert brush

Arts & Culture:

  • Alpine Murals
  • Historic Walking Tours
  • Live Music
  • Big Bend Museum


Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex
  • The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas
  • The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas
  • The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas

Sports for the Participant:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Hiking


  • Murphy Street Mercado
  • Stage
  • The Cheshire Cat Antiques
  • Big Bend Saddlery
  • Second Bloom

Top Five things to do:

  1. Big Bend National Park
  2. Museum of the Big Bend
  3. Big Bend Brewing Company
  4. Kokernot Field
  5. Stillwell Store - Hallie's Hall of Fame Museum