Gastroenterology Job in Crestview, FL Minutes to the Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico, with the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.

Physician: Gastroenterology (GI)
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:6951
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
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

  •  Seeking a BC/BE Gastroenterologist for existing practice.
  • (1) Full-time Physician in the Practice
  • ERCP and EUS a plus
  • Experience preferred
  • Hospital- owned Clinic Employed

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Salary
  • Commencement Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • CME Assistance
  • Medical Education Debt Assistance
  • Vacation
  • Health Insurance, Life Insurance

Community Details

  • Minutes to the south is the Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico, with the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.
  • This friendly, caring and safe community of 22,000 people is located 54 miles west from Pensacola, 144 miles to Tallahassee,15 miles from the Alabama border and just 30 miles from the gulf of Mexico
  • Surrounded by lakes and rivers, which offer boating, fishing, canoeing and camping. Located just northwest of Crestview is Blackwater River State Forest, the largest state forest in Florida. It is noted for its beautiful waterways and woodlands.
  • Choose to play one of 18 full-service golf courses open year-round in the country.

Recruiter Insights

Earn More.  The Starting Salary is $50,000 to $75,000 more compared to starting GI Medicine salaries in Tampa, Miami and Orlando and additional compensation with student loan repayment.  Coupled with a cost of living of 20% lower than the aforementioned metropolitan areas.  Physicians practicing here have more income to pay down Student Loans, Build their Dream Home, And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market.  With Average Home Pricing Settled At $174,058 And Where A new construction home of a Desirable 3046 Square Ft. 5 Bedroom/3 Bath Home starts at $310,900.  Building A Quality Of Life with Substantial Savings Is Easy.

The Community.  This Community offers one of the lowest crime rates in the state of Florida and the school system has been recognized as one of the best in the state for the past eight years. 

Welcoming To New Members And Offers A Series Of Fun Events Throughout The Year For Family Members And Getting To Know One Another.  

The Employer.  This Employer 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:

  • 231 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 252 miles: New Orleans, LA (MSY / KMSY) Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  • 293 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 191 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 215 miles to New Orleans, LA
  • 244 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 272 miles to Baton Rouge, LA
  • 293 miles to Jacksonville, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 23 miles: Valparaiso, FL (VPS / KVPS) Northwest Florida Regional Airport
  • 49 miles: Pensacola, FL (PNS / KPNS) Pensacola International Airport
  • 76 miles: Panama City, FL (ECP / KECP) Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $174,058
  • City Cost of Living Index - 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 98.9 

Colleges and Universities:

  • Northwest Florida State College (about 17 miles; Niceville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,052)
  • The University of West Florida (about 42 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 42 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 58 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 64 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)


  • White (65.4%)
  • Black (24.3)
  • Two or more races (5.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.0%)
  • Asian (2.1%)


  • State Income Tax Rate - 0% 
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.0%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 9.75%
  • County Tax Rate - 1%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.73%

Major Industry:

  •  Public administration (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)



  • The Crestview Parks and Recreation Division offers a full range of sports activities for all ages. The city maintains seven parks featuring playing fields, picnic areas, playgrounds and open spaces for any activity you can imagine. Twin Hills Park boasts lakes for fishing, a full-feature gymnasium and a childrens park with water attributes.
  • Choose from an array of recreation, including relaxing at the beach, Waterparks and Boardwalks, Camping, Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting, Golf, Hunting & Fishing (private & charter), Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Water Sports/Boating and much more!  

Arts & Culture:

  • The diversity to be found in our area is celebrated with several organizations such as the Philippine Heritage Association, International Dinners supporting health mission trips, and an International Festival at Shoal River Middle School which highlights the backgrounds of our students originally from other countries.
  • The Crestview Library is a hub of arts and culture for the Hub City. In addition to traditional library offerings, it is host to a Photography Club, a monthly Open Mic Poetry and Music Event, and meetings of the Friends of the Arts, as well as the Friends of the Library. 
  • The high school is also home to a drama club which performs regularly, and an art club that exhibits in the spring. Music lessons are available through Upbeat Music, as well as in area schools. Crestview High Schools Big Red Machine has performed in national parades, most recently in the Rose Parade. The high school chorus and its specialty groups competes in area events and performs in Canada periodically. It hosts a semi-annual Madrigal Dinner, an evening of medieval food and music.
  • There are several local music groups, including the Wesley Boys quartet, the First Baptist Church Mens Ensemble, and the Pelican Pickers, a dulcimer group. Performance venues include the Community Center, adjacent to the library, and Warriors Hall, a 280-seat hall which includes a performance-quality grand piano.
  • Several museums to choose from, including, Air Force Armament Museum, Baker Block Museum, Carver-Hill Museum, Destin Fishing & History Museum, Heritage Museum of NW Florida, Indian Temple Mound Museum & Park

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Root on your favorite high school team, including baseball, basketball, football, track, volleyball and many more!
  • Attend a Northwest Florida State Men's Basketball or baseball game and Women's basketball or softball game. 

Sports for the Participant:

  • There are numerous athletic associations in the surrounding area offering activities, including  the Crestview Family YMCA, Crestview Area Youth Association, Crestview Little League and the Baker Area Youth Association.
  • Choose from one of eighteen golf courses in the county.  
  • Choose from several hiking/biking trails.  


  • The diversity of Crestview and the surrounding areas can be sampled through its many shopping & dining outlets.
  • National chain stores, antique markets and boutiques offer everyday necessities as well
  • as one-of-a-kind bargains and treasures.
  • Dining will satisfy virtually every taste.  Family-friendly service and meals can be
  • found at any number of chain restaurants and diners, while a variety of elegant establishments serve cuisines from around the world. Coffee shops, bakeries and ice cream parlors can be found in the area as well.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park
  2. Peaden Brothers Distillery
  3. Fred Astaire Dance Studio
  4. Panhandle Opry
  5. Yellow River Wine Bar