Outpatient Primary Care Group near Cookeville

Physician: Internal Medicine
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:11112
Verified Date:09/18/2023
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Internal Medicine

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Recruiting a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician to join our hospital-employed, outpatient-only group.
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission, and our hospital serves a five-county area in central Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
  • Hospital employed position
  • Outpatient-only
  • All ages seen
  • No obstetrics
  • Walk into an established, busy practice / patient base
  • Hospitalist program for inpatient needs

Compensation Details

  • Base salary + wRVU model
  • Relocation package, student loan assistance, education stipends for early commitment

Community Details

  • Livingston is located between Nashville and Knoxville, TN, + only 20 minutes north of Cookeville
  • Offers abundance of outdoor activities, affordable housing options, and small town charm
  • Dale Hollow Lake - fishing, swimming, boating
  • Overton County has a population just over 22,000
  • Family oriented community

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Nashville. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The forementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market.  4 bd 3 ba 3,349 sqft
This modern craftsman style home with open floor plan offers 4BR/3BA and 3349 sf. on 3.51 private acres! Main level offers open Livingroom and kitchen. Formal dinning room and laundry room. Master BR and full master BA, a newborn or toddlers room and full guest bathroom with claw foot tub . Basement offers 2 bedrooms for the big kids or guests. Livingroom, full bathroom and laundry room with loads of cabinets. Come look and see what this house has to offer!! This home can be yours for $460,000.

Community.  Located approximately 100 miles from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga, the town of Livingston offers the best in small-town living with easy access to the amenities of several metropolitan areas.


Hospital is a 114-bed acute care facility. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including 24-hour emergency services that serve the Region as a Level III trauma center. The hospital’s Women’s Center features comprehensive birthing suites and there is a 6-bed critical care unit that provides intensive care services and procedures with advanced cardiac and ventilatory equipment for continuous patient monitoring. In addition, physical rehabilitative services are available on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis.

Fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital is proud to offer patients access to advanced technology, including computed tomography scanning, ultrasonography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiography and nuclear medicine. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 96 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 162 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport
  • 238 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 245 miles: Hebron, KY (CVG / KCVG) Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 83 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 123 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 131 miles to Louisville, KY
  • 189 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 193 miles to Cincinnati, OH
  • 215 miles to Birmingham, AL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 96 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 112 miles: Knoxville, TN (TYS / KTYS) McGhee Tyson Airport
  • 119 miles: Chattanooga, TN (CHA / KCHA) Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
  • 147 miles: Lexington, KY (LEX / KLEX) Blue Grass Airport
  • 162 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $133,668
  • City Cost of Living Index - 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.4

Colleges and Universities:

  • Tennessee Technological University (about 18 miles; Cookeville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,761)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 50 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Roane State Community College (about 53 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Somerset Community College (about 61 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 66 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)



  • White 90.9%
  • Hispanic 4.5%
  • Black 3.6%
  • Asian 0.6%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 1%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 7%
  • County Tax Rate - 7.00% + 2.45%%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.68%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)


  • As part of the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, Livingston and Overton County offer plenty of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.
  • Standing Stone State Park, famous for its outstanding scenery, wildflowers, fossils and other natural diversity, covers nearly 11,000 acres along the Cumberland Plateau of north-central Tennessee. The park takes its name from a standing eight-foot tall rock, which was supposedly used as a boundary line between two separate Indian nations.
  • For fishing and boating enthusiasts, there is Dale Hollow Lake. This deep, cold-water lake contains numerous species of sport fish and is known for record catches, including a world-record small mouth bass and lake trout in excess of 15 pounds. The lake has 620 miles of shoreline with 52,000 acres: 27,000 acres of water and 25,000 acres of adjoining land.
  • Four top-of-the-line campgrounds are available with water and electric hook-ups.
  • Numerous day-use areas offer clean picnic, beach and launching facilities for all users.
  • Fourteen commercial marinas provide a variety of services, such as small vessel and houseboat rental, restaurants and lodging.
  • Other recreational opportunities include Hidden Valley Golf and Country Club and the West Fork and East Fork Obey Rivers, which plunge 1,000 feet over a 20-mile stretch to form Class I-IV rapids.
  • Livingston’s Winningham Park features picnic areas, a lighted walking trail, amphitheater and fitness stations.

Arts & Culture:

  • Overton County Heritage Museum
  • Americanaville - Americanaville is a venue that celebrates the Americana music prevalent in and around Livingston, Tennessee, with past performers including the likes of Jake Hoot and T. Graham Brown. The venue, which seats around 200, focuses on acoustic singer-songwriter music with weekly shows every Thursday night. Dinner is served during each show.
  • Christmas in the Country is Livingston & Overton County, Tennessee’s Christmas Celebration on their historic Downtown Square!
  • The Old Gray is Middle Tennessee’s newest entertainment venue. Located in Overton County just 20 minutes from downtown Livingston, Tennessee
  • Nearby Nashville, TN - music and art


Sports for the Spectator:

  • Tennessee is home to three major professional sports franchises: the Tennessee Titans have played in the National Football League since 1997, the Memphis Grizzlies have played in the National Basketball Association since 2001, and the Nashville Predators have played in the National Hockey League since 1998.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking


  • Court Square Emporium - The store has booths set up with different themes.
  • Sassafras On The Square. 
  • Sweet Pea Fashions Boutique. 
  • Family Thrift 

Top Five things to do:

  1. Holly Ridge Winery
  2. Livingston Central Park
  3. Overton County Heritage Museum
  4. Stonehouse Day Spa
  5. Cummins Falls State Park