Rheumatologist Opportunity with with Growing Practice in Illinois

Physician: Rheumatology
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:11676
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:No
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Rheumatology

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Rheumatologist to join our Rheumatology team in Peoria, Illinois.
  • Cohesive group of colleagues and supportive staff allowing for autonomy while building the practice according to your preferences
  • Schedule will be M-F 8am-4:30pm, rotating call Clinic schedules around 15 patients per day Fully integrated system with clinics and hospitals on EPIC EMR to improve care coordination 

Compensation Details

  • Excellent benefit package: health/dental/life insurance, 403-B plan with employer match, LTD, relocation allowance, CME allowance, and paid malpractice insurance with 100% tail insurance covered
  • A not-for-profit organization with public service loan forgiveness eligibility

Community Details

  • Peoria is a vibrant city located on the banks of the Illinois River conveniently located between Chicago and Saint Louis.  
  • Moving to Peoria means you will be served by school districts like the Peoria School District 150 and Dunlap Community Unit School District 323, as well as many others. There’s a plethora of options for districts and schools in the area, with at least 124 recorded by GreatSchools. Some great local schools include Wilder Waite ElementaryHollis Consolidated Grade School, and Richwoods High. Rest assured, your child’s education will be in good hands while you’re living in Peoria!
  • Moving to the beautiful little city of Peoria means plenty of opportunities to visit wonderful attractions that are fun for the whole family, as well as plenty of opportunity for great shopping. Check out shopping centers nearby like the Shoppes at Grand Prairie for all your shopping needs!
  • With a growing population of 113,532 and a service area of 350,000+, Peoria is one of the best places to live in Illinois.
  • Diverse community setting with university, airport, zoo, museum, symphony, opera, fine dining and much more.
  • Peoria offers a Class A Baseball team, 7 golf courses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 39 public tennis courts. Two artificial ice-skating rinks, An archery range, BMX bicycle racing course, Shooting range, fishing and boating. 
  • The Peoria Pleasure Driveway and Park District consists of nearly 9,000 acres providing facilities for outdoor and indoor sports. 

Recruiter Insights

Have The Perfect Blend Of Work-Life Balance.  With no call, enjoy living a remarkable work life balance while  enjoying a Vibrant Riverfront Community Combined With Quick Access To The Big-City Amenities Of Chicago and Saint Louis.


Enjoy A Starting Salary Of Up To $200,000 MORE Than positions located in Chicago and Saint Louis markets, Along With A Cost Of Living At Least 30% Lower. You Will Gain A Significant Financial Advantage For Paying Off Student Loans, Buying A Home, Planning For Your Future and  enjoying vacationing at your desired destinations. 

You also want your hard work, talents and earnings to go the distance and build a strong financial future.  With an impressive 4-bedroom/3-bath 3,000+ square foot residence recently listed for
$310,000, you will be able to payoff student debt, save for your children's college, retire early while enjoying the abundant vacation time provide with trips where ever the interest lies.


Best of Both Worlds!  Far enough from the urban hassels, i.e high cost of living and traffic, but close enough to enjoy the amenities of Chicago and Saint Louis.  

This vibrant Midwest city of just over 115,000 people welcomes new comers with plenty of activities for the water enthusiast, the sports fan (Minor league baseball team/stadium), music lovers with the Limelight Complex attracting regional and national music acts, and abundant local eateries, distilleries and several regional wineries.


This organization is committed to its doctors The Entire Employee Staff And Enjoys Long Term Retention Of Its Key Physician Personnel Due To Exceptional Compensation And Quality Of Life Provided By The Community.  

This organization describes itself as the place where leaders want to lead, physicians want to practice, staff want a career and patients must have their care.  Check out this organization's values.  

F - Foster Unity

Use the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams. Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions. Seek to understand and are open to
diverse thoughts and perspectives.

O - Own the Moment

Connect with each person, treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect. Enthusiastically engage in our work. Be accountable for our individual actions and our team performance. Take responsibility for solving problems, regardless of origin.

C - Champion Excellence

Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality. Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations. Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

S - Seize Opportunities

Embrace and promote innovation and transformation. Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities. Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 159 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW)Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 167 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 177 miles: Saint Louis, MO (STL / KSTL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 131 miles to Chicago, IL
  • 146 miles to Saint Louis, MO

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 7 miles: Peoria, IL (PIA / KPIA) General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport
  • 45 miles: Bloomington, IL (BMI / KBMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal
  • 70 miles: Springfield, IL (SPI / KSPI) Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Cost of Living:

  • 95.5 21st lowest nationally (National avg is 100)
  • City Cost of Living Index 84.5
  • Median Housing Cost $161,621

Colleges and Universities:

  •  Bradley University  (Full-time enrollment: 5,152; Located in Peoria, IL)
  • Methodist College  (FT enrollment: 619; Located in Peoria, IL)
  • Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing  (FT enrollment: 472; Located in Peoria, IL)
  • Illinois Central College (about 5 miles; East Peoria, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,158)
  • Heartland Community College (about 34 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)
  • Illinois State University (about 36 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)


  • White (57.9%) 
  • Black (25.7%) 
  • Hispanic (6.0%)
  • Asian alone (5.7%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)


  • State Income Tax Rate 3.75%, 11th out of 51 states
  • State Sales Tax Rate 6.250%
  • City Sales Tax Rate 1.75%
  • County Tax Rate 0.50%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)




  • Par-a-Dice Riverboat Casino
  • Proctor Recreation Center
  • RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center - Recreation space with a variety of fitness options, including climbing, basketball & cycling.

Arts & Culture:

  • The Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences houses permanent collections of Illinois folk art and African art, a planetarium, and a children's Discovery Center. 
  • The African American Hall of Fame is devoted to the collection, study, and exhibition of African American life and culture.
  • Peoria Symphony
  • Peoria Ballet Company
  • Opera Illinois
  • Theater in Peoria is represented by such organizations as Corn Stock Theatre, Peoria Players, Eastlight Theatre, One World Theatre Company, and Zellmer's Dinner Theater.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Peoria Chiefs, a Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, are league leaders each year in home game attendance. 
  • David Lamb, author of Stolen Season, numbers the Chiefs' stadium among his ten favorite places to watch a ball game. 
  • The Peoria Rivermen compete in the East Coast Hockey League and play their home games in the modern indoor facility, the Peoria Civic Center. Both Bradley University and Illinois Central College field competitive basketball teams. 
  • The annual Steamboat Classic attracts world-class, international middle-distance runners. 
  • Racing fans enjoy the Grand National TT Motorcycle Race in August.

Sports for the Participant:

  • The Peoria Pleasure Driveway and Park District consists of nearly 9,000 acres providing facilities for outdoor and indoor sports. 
  • 7 golf courses
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • 39 public tennis courts. 
  • Two artificial ice-skating rinks
  • An archery range, 
  • BMX bicycle racing course
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Shuffleboard courts
  • Shooting range. 
  • Peoria Lake offers fishing and boating. 
  • The Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino, docked in East Peoria, offers high-stakes gambling on the scenic Illinois River.


  • Northwoods Mall
  • The Shops at Grand Prairie
  • Peoria Riverfront

Top Five things to do:

  1. Join the town in late February for the 13th annual International Film Festival that the New York Times calling BIFF, a festival with a unique goal of returning the spirit of film festivals golden era".  
  2. The three-day Winterfest brings an Open skate, along with Free Skates at Edwards Ice Arena, Free Snowshoeing at Big Hill Park and wraps up with a Sleigh Ride up and around Big Hill Park.  
  3. Enjoy a 46-year tradition of the Folks and Blues Festival as summer comes to a close. 
  4. Jump in the car for a short drive to catch a Milwaukee Brewers game, enjoy the sports, arts and entertainment in the magic of Chicago or paint your face red and white to cheer the Badgers to championships on Saturday. 
  5. Enjoy the Nature preserves of the Confluence with 34.4 acre park and learning center that combines hands-on learning and ecology, science with recreational hiking, biking, boating.