GI Opportunity located 15 miles to downtown Chicago

Physician: Gastroenterology (GI)
Market: Metropolitan 2 (250,001 to 1M)
Job ID:5984
Verified Date:07/06/2020
Loan Repayment:No
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Gastroenterology (GI)

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Strong SSG is seeking a BE/BC Gastroenterologist
  • Join a growing 9 member GI Single Specialty Group
  • Preferred training in ERCP and Endoscopic ultrasound 
  • This group has a great reputation and maintains 90% of market share
  • Central billing; little admin and lots of ancillary services

Compensation Details

  • Generous Starting Salary 
  • Track to partnership
  • $0 buyin to the practice; opportunity to buy into the building and endoscopy 
  • Income Potential of $550,000 
  • Loaded benefit package, including health, life, disability, Mal Practice
  • 4 weeks of vacation first year

Community Details

  • Location, Location, Location
  • Choose to live from dozens of attractive suburbs of Chicago or choose to live in the city itself
  • Professional Sports, fine dining, museums, and all of the amenities of one of the most attractive cities has to offer

Recruiter Insights

  • Ideal candidate has completed advanced fellowship (ERCP and EUS) who is seeking to practice near one of the largest cities in the US.  
  • Choose to live in one of several attractive suburbs of Chicago or live in the city where the reverse commute is manageable.  
  • Earn a guaranteed salary while you work towards partnership with an income potential of  $550,000.  
  • You can find a higher starting salary in other parts of the state, including smaller to mid sized communities, but you will struggle to find an opportunity with a perfect blend of work-life balance near downtown Chicago.  
  • This Physician Owned Single Specialty Group Is Committed To Its Doctors And 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.
Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 11 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 29 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 98 miles: Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchell International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 17 miles to Chicago, IL
  • 95 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 128 miles to Madison, WI
  • 143 miles to Fort Wayne, IN
  • 156 miles to Indianapolis, IN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 11 miles: Chicago, IL (MDW / KMDW) Chicago Midway International Airport
  • 29 miles: Chicago, IL (ORD / KORD) Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • 92 miles: South Bend, IN (SBN / KSBN) South Bend Regional Airport
  • 98 miles: Milwaukee, WI (MKE / KMKE) General Mitchell International Airport
  • 101 miles: Rockford, IL (RFD / KRFD) Chicago Rockford International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 95.5
  • City Cost of Living Index - 106.9
  • Mean Housing Cost - $307,440

Colleges and Universities:

  • Trinity Christian College (Full-time enrollment: 1,199; Located in Palos Heights, IL)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 3 miles; Palos Hills, IL; Full-time enrollment: 12,008)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 7,497)
  • South Suburban College (about 11 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)




  • White 89.4% 
  • Black 1.9% 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.04%
  • Asian 2.1%, 
  • Hispanic 3.9%
  • Two or more races 1.7%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.75%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.25%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 1%
  • County Sales Tax Rate - 1.75%
  • Property Tax Rate -1.73 %

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)


  • Palmer Park is a 4 acre neighborhood park has a playground with swings, a sand volleyball court, 2 tennis courts, a softball field, a basketball court and plenty of open space to run and play. 
  • Community park is a 34-acre park is the largest and most active park in Palos Heights. Community Park features 2 softball fields, 5 baseball fields, a sand volleyball court, 2 lighted tennis courts, a newly renovated playground, a large picnic shelter, a soccer field, three fitness stations, a 9-hole disc golf course and a walking trail. The picnic shelter with restrooms is available to rent and has seating for up to 50 people. 

Arts & Culture:

  • My Time to Shine Musical Theater is a exciting musical theater company is focused on bringing quality instruction and performance opportunities to the children of the Palos Heights community and beyond, giving children the chance to shine and flourish as performers and individuals. 
  • Moraine Valley Community College in nearby Palos Hills serves as a cultural core for the Palos area. The Fine and Performing Arts Center houses instructional classrooms and labs, rehearsal rooms, two theatres, and an art gallery comprised mostly of student work. It is also the home of the Prairie Dog Theater, a non-equity community theater company. The Fine and Performing Arts Center brings many well-known artists and speakers to the campus.
  • Enjoy all of the arts & culture amenities of Chicago, just a short drive away!

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Attend a Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears game just a short drive away.
  • Attend local highschool and college sporting events.  

Sports for the Participant:

  • The Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department offers year round athletic programs for boys and girls age 3 and older. These programs include a basketball league for 1st-8th graders, indoor soccer, t-ball and coach pitch leagues, along with numerous camps and class in a variety of sports. 
  • The Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department has several adult leagues to fit the need of our small community including Mens 5 vs. 5 Basketball League and Indoor Co-Ed Volleyball League.


  • Orland square is a indoor climate controlled mall boasts four major department stores, a brand new food court, children's play area, and a variety of specialty shops ranging from jewelry to women's fashions to sporting goods. Among the 150 shops at Orland Square MallĆș, we feature great retailers such as: Apple, Akira, Alex and Ani, Pandora, Coach, Dry Goods, Disney, and Vera Bradley. 
  • Chicago Ridge Mall has many restaurants, stores, and entertainment suited for anyone.
  • Don't forget to visit Michigan Avenue for some of the best shopping in the world!  

Top Five things to do:

  1. Lake Katherine Nature Center 
  2. Joe Daniel's Neighborhood Eatery & Pub 
  3. Mister Mo's 
  4. Marg Kallemeyn Theatre
  5. My Time to Shine Musical Theater