BC/BE Pediatrician to Join Existing Employed Practice in Lawton, OK

Physician: Pediatric: General
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:11448
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
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

  • Seeking a General Pediatrician to join its hospital-employed practice in southwestern Oklahoma.
  • The ideal candidate will be joining 2 other providers and will be comfortable with a broad range of general pediatric care.
  • Must be American BC/BE.
  • Comp in the MGMA-median+ range with opportunity to bonus quarterly based on wRVUs.
  • 10 days of call monthly with additional call pay if you choose to take more than 10 days.
  • Call includes newborn nursery coverage (level 2 nursery), but you need not attend deliveries. 

Compensation Details

  • Guaranteed Base salary + wRVU production incentive
  • $5K CME allowance/5 days' CME annually
  • $30K Sign-On Bonus
  • Student loan assistance - if needed
  • $10K Relocation allowance
  • Health benefits + Retirement plan
  • Marketing + practice growth assistance

Community Details

  • Located just 81 miles southwest of Oklahoma City and 2.5 hours from the Dallas/Ft Worth MetroPlex, Lawton is in an area well known for its abundant lakes, world-class fishing and hunting.
  • Mount Scott, which rises 2000 feet above the plains, provides some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state.
  • Lawton boasts a population of 100K and the main economic drivers are government, manufacturing and retail trade.
  • Lawton is an engaged, healthy & progressive community, a safe place to live, learn, work, play and prosper.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Oklahoma City and 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. 4 bd 3 ba 4,200 sqft  Bourbon Street architecture is found right here in Lawton, in this classic, New Orleans style home. Unlike any other home in the area, this two story features wrap around, covered balconies and patio that encompass over 1200 SF. Enter into a spectacular great room with fireplaces on either side with a half spiral staircase to the upstairs. The kitchen features a granite covered island with a Jennaire cooktop and downdraft venting. The extra features in the kitchen don't stop there as there are double ovens, a sub-zero refrigerator, pantry, several other cabinets and storage galore. Upstairs, the primary bedroom also features a fireplace and a walk-in closet with built-ins. The primary ensuite bath has a separate whirlpool tub and shower. The three other bedrooms upstairs all feature walk-in closets and spacious rooms and access to large baths. There is also a walk-in cedar closet for extra storage and a central vacuum system. Outside, the setting is wonderful with a tree lined lot and a stunning brick courtyard with brick fencing. This is a must see home. This home can be yours for $399,900.

The Community.  A 199-bed acute care facility with a broad range of physician specialties. It is Joint Commission accredited and has been named a Top Workplace in OK 7 times! 

The Employer.   A Joint Commission-accredited full-service hospital with 199 beds. The physician staff of 150 provides care in 31 medical specialties. The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services and round-the- clock imaging and laboratory services as well as comprehensive surgical services and diagnostic imaging. The Medical Center also has a 59-bed Med/Surg Unit, an 8-bed ICU and comprehensive Cardiopulmonary, Rehabilitative and Women's Health programs.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 175 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 78 miles to Oklahoma City, OK
  • 141 miles to Fort Worth, TX
  • 146 miles to Plano, TX
  • 148 miles to Arlington, TX
  • 154 miles to Garland, TX
  • 155 miles to Dallas, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 5 miles: Lawton, OK (LAW / KLAW) Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport
  • 50 miles: Wichita Falls, TX (SPS / KSPS) Wichita Falls Municipal Airport
  • 81 miles: Oklahoma City, OK (OKC / KOKC) Will Rogers World Airport
  • 175 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW / KDFW) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $149,508
  • City Cost of Living Index -83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.2

Colleges and Universities:

  • Midwestern State University (about 51 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,901)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 53 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Vernon College (about 61 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 67 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)


  • White 49.4%
  • Black 16.7%
  • Hispanic 14.6%
  • Two or more races 12.1%
  • American Indian 4.0%
  • Asian 3.0%
  • Other race 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other 0.09%




  • State Income Tax Rate - 0.74%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 0.74%
  • County Tax Rate - 4.50% + 4.27%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.74%

Major Industry:

  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)


  • Lawton is located in the heart of the Great Plains Country, an area well known for its abundant lakes and world-class fishing and hunting.
  • Mount Scott, which rises 2,500 feet above the plains, provides some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state and a chance to view free-roaming bison, longhorn cattle, white tail deer and elk.
  • The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, established in 1901, provides a habitat for large grazing animals on its 59,020 acres.
  • The refuge is also home to approximately 400 species of animals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and more than 800 plant species.

Arts & Culture:

  • McMahon Memorial Auditorium
  • Institute of the Great Plains - Museum


Sports for the Spectator:

  • Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Crusaders of Oklahoma Rugby Football Club USA Rugby
  • Paycom Center in downtown Oklahoma City is the large multipurpose arena which hosts concerts, NHL exhibition games, and many of the city's pro sports teams.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Cedar Lakes Golf Course Cedar Grove Golf Course
  • Quinette Picnic Area
  • Quinette Crossing
  • Lawton Country Club and Golf Course
  • Softball, Baseball, and more.



  • Cache Road Square - shopping department
  • New Vision Theatres Central Mall 12
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Target
  • Walmart Supercenter

Top Five things to do:

  1. Comanche Nation Waterpark
  2. Museum of the Great Plains
  3. Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum
  4. The Holy City
  5. Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center