Internal Medicine Position located less than one hour to Orlando

Physician: Internal Medicine
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:5284
Verified Date:04/27/2019
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Internal Medicine

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join an established practice. 
  • This is a traditional inpatient/outpatient opportunity (with option for 100% outpatient). 
  • New grads and practicing physicians are welcome to apply. 
  • Office space is readily available. 
  • Anticipated call to be shared with existing physician.



Compensation Details

  • Income guarantee with overhead allowance (for private group option) or Guaranteed Salary for hospital employed option.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Commencement Bonus
  • Medical Education Debt Repayment Assistance

Community Details

  • The history of Lake Wales begins in 1853, the year in which deputy surveyors for the State of Florida deemed the area around the present-day town to be uninhabitable. 
  • The citrus industry plays a major role in the lives of the 11,000 residents of the city of Lake Wales. One-fifth of Lake Wales' largest employers are involved in the citrus industry in one form or another. 
  • Civic and social organizations range from the Elks Lodge to the Boy and Girl Scouts. T
  • Forty-three churches and synagogues support the spiritual needs of the community.
  • The Historic Lake Wales Society ensures the preservation of the historical and cultural integrity of the city so it can be enjoyed by future generations.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary is $25,000 to $50,000 more compared to starting Internal Medicine salaries in Orlando and Tampa and additional compensation with student loan repayment.  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.  With Average Home Pricing Settled At $132,359 And Where this 4,000 square ft, 4 bedroom, 4 bath luxury home with this breathtaking Mediterranean pool home can be yours for $369,000.  

The Community.  The City of Lake Wales Florida is located in Polk County and lies among rolling hills on the highest ground in peninsular Florida. In the valleys around Lake Wales, there are many clear lakes that furnish year-round recreational opportunities. The city is located in the geographical center of the Florida peninsula, and is accessible by U.S. Highway 27 (north / south) and State Highway 60 (east / west). Interstate 4 crosses the state 25 miles north of Lake Wales, and both the Tampa and Orlando International Airports are approximately 1 hour's drive away.

The Employer.  This community healthcare provider is a 160-bed facility providing inpatient, outpatient, medical, surgical and emergency care believes in the power of people to create great care.  With over 200 healthcare professionals strong, this organization is dedicated to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community to call home.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 55 miles: Orlando, FL (MCO / KMCO) Orlando International Airport
  • 70 miles: Tampa, FL (TPA / KTPA) Tampa International Airport
  • 79 miles: Sanford, FL (SFB / KSFB) Orlando Sanford International Airport
  • 106 miles: Daytona Beach, FL (DAB / KDAB) Daytona Beach International Airport
  • 117 miles: Fort Myers, FL (RSW / KRSW) Southwest Florida International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 46 miles to Orlando, FL
  • 53 miles to Tampa, FL
  • 67 miles to Saint Petersburg, FL
  • 162 miles to Hialeah, FL
  • 168 miles to Jacksonville, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 55 miles: Orlando, FL (MCO / KMCO) Orlando International Airport
  • 70 miles: Tampa, FL (TPA / KTPA) Tampa International Airport
  • 78 miles: Saint Petersburg, FL (PIE / KPIE) St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
  • 79 miles: Sanford, FL (SFB / KSFB) Orlando Sanford International Airport
  • 88 miles: Punta Gorda, FL (PGD / KPGD) Charlotte County Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $132,359
  • City Cost of Living Index - 86.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index -99.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • Warner University (Full-time enrollment: 1,035; Location: 13895 Hwy 27; Private, not-for-profit
  • Polk State College (about 12 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Southeastern University (about 23 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 24 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)


  • White 55%
  • Black 26.6%
  • Hispanic 15.6%
  • Two or more races 1.4%
  • Asian 0.8%
  • American Indian 0.3%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 0%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.65%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.97%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)


  • Kiwanis Park
  • Lake Wales Mudhole
  • Bok Tower Gardens
  • Lake Wales Ball Park
  • Lake Kissimmee State Park


Arts & Culture:

  • The Lake Wales Art Council, a crew of committed volunteers, has made it a mission to build a community where art and culture thrive. It organizes community events, recruits artists and even helps children with decorations for the Fourth of July bike parade!
  • The Lake Wales Little Theatre has provided regular live theatrical performances since 1978. 
  • Bok Tower Gardens, a fabulous garden designed by the famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead Jr., more than 85 years ago.
  • In nearby Winter Haven, Theatre Winter Haven, Ritz Theatre, and the Ridge Art Association offer even more activities for art lovers. The Polk Museum of Art and Explorations V Childrens Museum offer cultural exhibits and hands-on learning in Lakeland.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Detroit Tigers Spring Training nearby in Lakeland, FL


Sports for the Participant:

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Golfing
  • Basketball


  • Large Retail Mall with anchors like Dillard's
  • Lake Market
  • Outlets nearby in Orlando
  • Kirk's Country store

Top Five things to do:

  1. Lake Wales Public Library
  2. Lake Wales Arts Center
  3. Depot Museum
  4. Historic Bok Sanctuary
  5. Florida Skydiving Center



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