Primary Care Opportunity in Southeast New Mexico

Physician: Internal Medicine
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:11679
Verified Date:03/12/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:Yes
Permanent: Full time Internal Medicine

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician.
  • Employed, outpatient only position
  • Newly renovated office space
  • Teaching opportunities available


Compensation Details

  • Relocation allowance
  • Commencement bonus
  • CME assistance
  • Medical education debt repayment

Community Details

  • Carlsbad , located in the Chihuahuan Desert and the Pecos River Valley, is in the southeast corner of New Mexico, 160 miles from Midland and El Paso, Texas, 210 miles from Las Cruces, N.M., and 275 miles from Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Carlsbad offers many activities: Fishing, water sports, hiking, rock climbing, cave exploration, golfing and Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • With a low cost of living and great schools this beautiful community offers families a great affordable lifestyle

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In El Paso, TX. 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 beds 3 baths 2,378 sqft  This beautiful home with spectacular views offers large windows with plantation shutters. The home is equipped with a soft water system and R/O filtration to the refrigerator. The master bath has double sinks in granite counter, jetted tub, separate shower with two shower heads, and water closet. Closet space is fabulous. Two bedrooms are joined by a Jack and Jill bath with separate sinks for each room. The backyard has three tiers which allow for outdoor entertaining while enjoying our incredible New Mexico sunsets. This home can be yours for $399,900.

The Community.  Carlsbad is a city in southeast New Mexico. Its known as a gateway to the vast, bat-filled caves of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. North of the park, trails surround towering Sitting Bull Falls. Downtown, Lake Carlsbad Beach Park has picnic and swimming areas, plus an adjacent water park. Living Desert Zoo & Gardens has mountain lions, bison and native plants. Northwest, Brantley Lake is full of catfish and bass.

The Employer.  A full-service, 120+ bed community-oriented hospital located in along the beautiful Pecos River in Carlsbad, NM

The hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission, provides services including Bone Densitometry (Osteoporosis) In-Patient Rehabilitation and Transitional Care Unit, Cardiac Cath Lab, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiopulmonary Services, Laboratory, Diabetes Self-Management Center, Medical/Surgical/Pediatric Services, all Digital Diagnostic Imaging, OR/Surgical Services, Dietary Services, Outpatient Surgery, Education Department, Pharmacy, Emergency Department, Rehabilitation Institute, Sleep Lab, Outpatient Diagnostic Center, Women's Services and Hospitalist.  The 24 hour emergency department recently earned a Level III trauma designation, the first awarded by the state in Southeast New Mexico.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 158 miles: El Paso, TX (ELP / KELP) El Paso International Airport
  • 281 miles: Albuquerque, NM (ABQ / KABQ) Albuquerque International Sunport

Closest Major City:

  • 139 miles to El Paso, TX
  • 140 miles to Juarez, Mexico
  • 140 miles to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
  • 160 miles to Lubbock, TX
  • 232 miles to Albuquerque, NM

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 7 miles: Carlsbad, NM (CNM / KCNM) Cavern City Air Terminal
  • 67 miles: Hobbs, NM (HOB / KHOB) Lea County Regional Airport
  • 74 miles: Roswell, NM (ROW / KROW) Roswell International Air Center
  • 144 miles: Midland, TX (MAF / KMAF) Midland International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $129,875
  • City Cost of Living Index - 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 94.9

Colleges and Universities:

  • New Mexico State University-Carlsbad (Full-time enrollment: 1,011)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 65 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Odessa College (about 115 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 118 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 128 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)



  • 48.4% Hispanic
  • 46.6% White alone
  • 2.3% Black alone
  • 1.2% Two or more races
  • 0.9% American Indian alone



  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.63%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 5.13%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.22%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.55%

Major Industry:

  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)



  • Riverwalk Recreation Complex
  • Bataan Recreation Area
  • Pecos River Village Recreational Center
  • West Carlsbad Recreation Area
  • Lake Carlsbad Beach Park

Arts & Culture:

  • Carlsbad Museum & Art Center
  • The Artist Gallery
  • Halagueno Art Park
  • Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

Sports for the Spectator:

  • San Antonio Spurs - NBA
  • Dallas Mavericks - NBA
  • Houston Rockets - NBA
  • Dallas Cowboys - NFL

Sports for the Participant:

  • YMCA Central New Mexico
  • Carlsbad National Little League
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Youth Sports Complex is centrally located complex provides a safe, secure facility, housing softball, baseball, soccer and football fields.


  • Carlsbad Mall
  • Northgate Shopping Center
  • Candlewood Cards & Gifts
  • Gift Jar
  • Pecos River Antique Mall

Top Five things to do:

  1. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  2. Carlsbad Museum & Art Center
  3. Living Desert State Park
  4. Lake Carlsbad Beach Park
  5. The Artist Gallery