Cardiovascular Surgery Opportunity - Lufkin, TX

Physician: Surgery: Cardiothoracic and Vascular
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:11713
Verified Date:03/18/2024
Loan Repayment:No
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Surgery: Cardiothoracic and Vascular

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Must be U.S. board certified or board eligible
  • Accredited by Joint Commission for heart failure
  • Open heart program
  • Anticipated call is 15 days per month
  • Hospital employed position
  • Office space available located on hospital’s campus
  • Solo provider practice
  • Inpatient/outpatient mix
  • Replacing retiring physician
  • Cardiovascular training is preferred

Compensation Details

  • Base salary plus potential incentive based on productivity
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Relocation
  • Marketing & CME

Community Details

  • The community it's the headquarters of four National Forests: The Angelina National Forest, the Davy Crockett National Forest, Sabine National Forest and Sam Houston Forest. 
  • The climate-this community has the warmest month in August and the coldest month is January.The maximum average precipitation occurs in May.
  • An interesting fact about this community is that Debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia fell over the Lufkin area on February 1, 2003.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary is $50,000 To $75,000 more compared to starting salaries in Houston/ Garland. 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.  A great opportunity for homeownership with a spacious home with 4 beds and 4 baths, 4397 sqft for normal living and family room for just 395K. 

The Community.  The Lufkin community is part of the Angelina County at the heart of the Forest Country of East Texas. Lufkin is well known for its forests, beautiful parks and open spaces.  

The Employer.  This community healthcare provider is a 149-bed facility with complete inpatient and outpatient services.  This Employer believes in the power of people to create great care.  This  200+ healthcare professionals strong is a Joint Commission accredited facility and have received awards for cardiology, pulmonology, neurology and orthopedic surgery. 

This Employer is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospitals medical staff.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 132 miles: Houston, TX (IAH /KIAH) George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • 204 miles: Dallas, TX (DFW/ KDFW) Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport
  • 226 miles: Austin, TX (AUS /KAUS) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 115 miles to Houston, TX
  • 157 miles to Garland, TX
  • 158 miles to Dallas, TX

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 79 miles: Longview, TX (GGG /KGGG) East Texas Regional Airport
  • 91 miles: Tyler, TX (TYR / KTYR) Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
  • 112 miles: Shreveport, LA (SHV / KSHV) Shreveport Regional Airport

Local Airport

  • 9 miles: Lufkin, TX (LFK /KLFK) Angelina County Airport
  • 20 miles: Nacogdoches, TX (OCH /KOCH) A.L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport
  • 51 miles: Jacksonville, TX (JKV) Cherokee County


Cost of Living:

  • Mean housing Cost- $ 96,200
  • Cost of living index in Lufkin: 89
  • State Cost of Living- 91

Colleges and Universities:

  • Angelina College  (Full-time enrollment: 3,478; Location: 3500 South First; Public)
  • Academy of Hair Design-Lufkin  (FT enrollment: 159; Location: 512 S Chestnut; Private)
  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 20 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,542)
  • Sam Houston State University (about 65 miles; Huntsville, TX; FT enrollment: 16,233)
  • Kilgore College (about 73 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 75 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 77 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)



  • White alone  43.4%
  • Black alone  26.5%
  • Hispanic      25.8%
  • Two or more races 1.9%
  • Asian alone 1.7%
  • Other race alone 0.2%%
  • American Indian alone 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other  0.02%
    Pacific Islander alone




  • 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:

  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)




  • The Lufkin's Azalea Trail is a 1.9 mile nature trail that runs from Grace Dunne Richardson Park to Kiwanis Park. The trail is limited to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.  
  • The Louis Bronaugh Park is one of the newest park facilities located across Charlton from City Hall. This park has excellent facilities for public events and ceremonies.
  • Lufkin Land Park is a small neighborhood park which contains a playground.  It also has a picnic area and a place to play volleyball.

Arts & Culture:

  • The Museum of East Texas explores art and history through exhibits, lectures, performances, classes and publications. The museum was founded in 1976 and is one of the first in East Texas.
  • The History Center, is a new, free-to-the-public 12,000 square foot public history and archives center that collects, preserves, and explores the history of East Texas for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. Research holdings include books, manuscripts, business and local government records, maps, newspapers, audio and video materials, and more than 70,000 photographs.
  • The Angelina Arts Alliance provides a comprehensive and diverse series of performing arts programming for the citizens of Angelina County. Season subscriptions are available at the Temple Theater box office on the Angelina College campus for the enjoyment of all family members.

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:

  • Visit the Crown Country Club for golf, tennis and tournaments. 
  • The Kiwanis Park has a variety of facilities. It has a concrete skate park. The park also offers a spray play facility, disc golf course, tennis courts, basketball courts and a walking trail. Kiwanis Park is a large wooded park, centrally located with many picnic areas. It is an ideal park for family and/or organizational activities. 


  • Lufkin Mall
  • The Hip Hicks Boutique
  • Wishing Well Antiques & Gifts 

Top Five things to do:

  1. Ellen Trout Zoo
  2. Texas Forestry Museum
  3. Ratcliff Lake
  4. Big Thicket Brewery
  5. Angelina National Forest