Outpatient Primary Care Group - Student Loan Assistance + Residency Stipends in East Texas

Physician: Family Practice
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:11150
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Family Practice

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Recruiting an additional BC/BE Family Medicine physician for a busy, outpatient-only practice. Residents and practicing physicians are welcome to apply!
  • Hospital employed group
  • Outpatient-only
  • Average 22 patients/day
  • Established multi-specialty practice
  • Take over patient base
  • All ages seen
  • No OB
  • Hospitalist team for inpatient needs
  • The ideal physician will enjoy living and practicing in a rural community
  • 150 bed acute care facility with supportive staff and administration

Compensation Details

  • Generous base salary guarantee with wRVU bonuses
  • Sign on, Relocation, Education stipends for early commitment
  • Student loan assistance

Community Details

  • You will find the Palestine community situated deep in the heart of East Texas among rolling hills, hardwood forests, tall pines, dogwood trees, lush pastures, panoramic lakes and an abundance of wildlife.
  • Palestine is the center of activity for surrounding smaller communities and is conveniently located between Dallas and Houston.
  • Established in 1846 as a center of commerce and culture, Palestine continues to thrive because its small town charm and welcoming spirit. With a unique history and desire to preserve the treasures of past cultures, the people of Palestine also embrace the future by continually seeking out additional economic opportunities.
  • Palestine features many attractions and ‘hidden treasures’. These include the Texas Theatre, a crown jewel of downtown Palestine and the finest venue for live entertainment in East Texas and the award-winning Main Street District, which covers 44 blocks of Downtown, Old Town and the Courthouse Square and features historic architecture, shopping, antiques, restaurants and more.
  • Palestine is also home to the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, a NASA facility responsible for providing launch, tracking and control of unmanned high altitude balloons, and the Texas State Railroad (TSR), the “Official Railroad of Texas.” It operates the only consistently run steam engines in the state. Offering excursions, special events, and dinner trains throughout the year, the railroad has been a very popular locale for filmmakers and television show producers – the most popular of which is the Polar Express™, which attracts approximately 75, 000 visitors annually.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary is $25,000 To $50,000 more compared to starting Medicine salaries in Houston and Dallas. 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. 4 bd 4 ba 3,648 sqft
Don't miss this Elegant Historic home! The decor is nothing short of gorgeous. All window treatments & major appliances conveyed Open foyer to formal living & dining areas with Coffered ceilings & deep crown molding. Original ornate window cornices & sunny rooms. The den has ample room for visiting or TV viewing. The kitchen is a chef's paradise w/granite counters & Island eating bar. Lg Flex room could be a bedroom for the Innkeeper as a B&B. Spacious dog room & full bath off flex room. Grand staircase to 2nd floor. 3 good-sized bedrooms with ensuite baths plus a lovely Primary suite will accommodate a king bed & dresser. Plus a gorgeous custom bath, shower & tub. Laundry & more. Custom pool & privacy fenced yard & storage. Must see! This home can be yours for $379,900.

The Community. Palestine is located 45 miles from neighboring Tyler, and 2 hours to both Dallas and Waco
Service area 120k in four counties
Regional airport with several airlines for convenience

The Employer. a 156-bed facility that includes acute care, critical access and behavior health services, and serves Anderson County, as well as surrounding counties. A healthcare leader in the community for 65 years, the hospital hosts many services including state-of-the-art diagnostics, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Patients have access to advanced technology including a new $1.5 million MRI and Interventional Cath Lab. There is also an 11,500 ft. “Birth Place” with a Level II Nursery, and over 20 other surgical specialties.

Offers The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, as well as a Sleep Disorder Center and Home Health services. The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, located at the West Campus, offers both inpatient and outpatient therapy services for those 18 years and older with two distinct units (adult and geropsych) staffed by a team of medical professionals including two psychiatrists.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 134 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • 159 miles: Houston, TX (IAH / KIAH) George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • 182 miles: Austin, TX (AUS / KAUS) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • 249 miles: San Antonio, TX (SAT / KSAT) San Antonio International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 98 miles to Dallas, TX
  • 99 miles to Garland, TX
  • 107 miles to Plano, TX
  • 110 miles to Arlington, TX
  • 121 miles to Fort Worth, TX
  • 139 miles to Houston, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  •  48 miles: Tyler, TX (TYR / KTYR) Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
  • 77 miles: Longview, TX (GGG / KGGG) East Texas Regional Airport
  • 104 miles: Waco, TX (ACT / KACT) Waco Regional Airport
  • 114 miles: College Station, TX (CLL / KCLL) Easterwood Airport


Cost of Living:

  • Mean housing Cost- $115,477
  • Cost of living index 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living- 92

Colleges and Universities:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (about 33 miles; Athens, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,333)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 45 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 46 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • Navarro College (about 56 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Kilgore College (about 63 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)


  • White 47.1%
  • Black 27.9%
  • Hispanic 20.9%
  • Two or more races 1.9%
  • Asian alone 1.5%
  • Other race alone %
  • American Indian alone 0.4%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 0 %
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 8.25%
  • Property Tax Rate State- 1.81%

Major Industry:

  • Public administration (14.5%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Warehousing & storage (2.8%)




  • Lake Palestine, located 30 minutes from Palestine, is a 25,600 acre recreational destination on the Neches River. With a total length of 18 miles, 135 miles of shoreline and an average depth of 16.25 ft, Lake Palestine offers plenty of room for fishing, boating, skiing and much more!
  • Wolf Creek Lake in Palestine, Texas, is one of the best places for a peaceful vacation. Tucked away in an old-growth forest, this small gem has miles of clean white sand beaches as well. The lake itself is gorgeous and consists of over three thousand acres of lakes, waters, and land.

Arts & Culture:

  • Palestine has become one of the top "small town" destinations for art lovers to visit in Texas. Named by Texas Highways Magazine as a Top 40 Travel Destination, Palestine features historical sites, arts and cultural events, architectural gems, festivals, outdoor fun, and live music—all with loads of East Texas charm.
  • The Art Tracks is a juried exhibit featuring outdoor sculptures in prominent Main Street locations in Palestine, Texas.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Abe Martin Stadium-Enjoy the football games of the high school panthers. This stadium has capacity for 11,000 spectators. The football season begins on August 11th. 
  • The George H. Henderson Exposition Center is a 36-acre convention and fairgrounds complex located in Lufkin. This center holds rodeos events, for rodeo fans.
  • The AT&T Stadium which holds the Dallas Cowboys games.
  • American Airlines Center- home of the Dallas Mavericks

Sports for the Participant:

  • YMCA
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Baseball/ Softball and more


  • Duncan Depot Antiques
  • Palestine Farmers Market
  • Texas Art Depot
  • Granny Muffin Wines
  • Old Town Vintage & More

Top Five things to do:

  1. Take a Sightseeing Tour at Wolf Creek Lake
  2. Howard House Museum
  3. Steven Bennett Park
  4. Have Fun in the Upper City Lake
  5. Museum for East Texas Culture