Neurology Opportunity in this Beautiful Historic City of Pennsylvania

Physician: Neurology
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:8536
Verified Date:06/10/2022
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Neurology

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Primarily outpatient practice
  • Board certified/eligible Neurologist
  • Office Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
  • Patient Load: 25 patients/day
  • Practice Call Schedule: 1:3, No hospital call except during neurohospitalist vacation weeks
  • APP support
  • Position available to practicing neurologists as well as residents and fellows

Compensation Details

  • Very competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Relocation Assistance

Community Details

  • Blue Knob Ski Resort, Lake Raystown, 
  • Double A Pittsburgh Pirate Affiliate Altoona Curve Baseball
  • Several State parks for camping, 
  • Fly fishing, boating, hiking, local amusement parks, several golf courses and country clubs, 
  • Rails to Trails, 
  • Penn State football, individual and family outdoor sports
  • Galactic Ice indoor ice skating
  • And much more!

Recruiter Insights

You see yourself living in a historic small city of 45,000 people nestled along the Alleghenies mountain ridge, with access to skiing in the winter, a short drive to watch the Nittany Lions of Penn State University. the capital of Harrisburg and midway between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.    

Your earnings will provide ample room for a great home along with wealth accumulation and preservation, with the median home sales price of $92,000 and a stately 4800 square foot, 4-bedroom, 5 bath home on a wooded acre lot list for $439,000. 

400-bed regional health care system providing care to residents of a six-county service area in central Pennsylvania. A level 2 trauma center, regional oncology center, and a JCAHO-certified stroke center. Provides comprehensive cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, behavioral health and a vascular and wound care center. The Health System’s medical staff is comprised of approximately 400 primary care physicians and specialists.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 114 miles: Pittsburgh, PA (PIT / KPIT) Pittsburgh International Airport
  • 144 miles: Harrisburg, PA (MDT / KMDT) Harrisburg International Airport
  • 170 miles: Dulles, VA (IAD / KIAD) Washington Dulles International Airport
  • 180 miles: Washington, DC (DCA / KDCA) Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 84 miles to Pittsburgh, PA
  • 126 miles to Baltimore, MD
  • 133 miles to Washington, DC

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 22 miles: Altoona, PA (AOO / KAOO) Altoona-Blair County Airport
  • 43 miles: State College, PA (SCE / KUNV / UNV) University Park Airport
  • 45 miles: Johnstown, PA (JST / KJST) John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport
  • 76 miles: Latrobe, PA (LBE / KLBE) Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • State Cost of Living Index - 102.1
  • City Cost of Living Index - 92.0
  • Mean Housing Cost - $96,747

Colleges and Universities:

  • There are 16 colleges within 50 miles of Altoona.
  • Penn State Altoona s a full-service, four-year, residential campus located less than 45 miles from the research campus at University Park.
  • Other colleges nearby are Mount Aloysius College, Saint Francis University, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, and Penn State Main Campus.


  • White 93.8%, 
  • Black 3.3%, 
  • American Indiana and Alaska Native 0.1%, 
  • Asian 0.4%, 
  • Two or more races 2.0%, 
  • Hispanic 1.3%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.07%
  • Median Property Tax - $1,025
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • City Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.05%

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)


  • The mission of the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission is to provide healthy and fun recreation, sport, and leisure choices. 
  • Horseshoe Curve is a three-track railroad curve on Norfolk Southern Railway's Pittsburgh Line in Blair County, Pennsylvania. Horseshoe Curve has long been a tourist attraction with a trackside observation park being completed in 1879. In the early 1990s the park was renovated and a visitor center built; the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona manages the center, which has exhibits pertaining to the curve.
  • Lakemont Park, located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, houses the world's oldest-surviving roller coaster, the Leap-The-Dips. On June 19, 1996, the roller coaster was added to the list of National Historic Landmarks by the National Park Service. The park opened in 1894 as a trolley park and became an amusement park in the summer of 1899. It is the 8th oldest in the United States.

Arts & Culture:

  • Free outdoor summer concerts at Valley View Park's Amphitheater.
  • The Railroaders Memorial Museum is a railroad museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The museum is dedicated to revealing, interpreting, commemorating and celebrating the significant contributions of railroaders and their families to American life and industry. The museum also operates the visitor center at Horseshoe Curve National Historic Site.
  • Fort Roberdeau was originally built in 1778 to safeguard a lead mining operation that General Roberdeau had planned and financed. The fort safeguarded not only miners, but the local population, from Tory and Native American raids, and established a foot hold for future generations of settlers.
  • The Altoona Community Theatre produces quality live theatre that is entertaining and intellectually stimulating.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Peoples Natural Gas Field is a 7,210-seat baseball-only stadium in Altoona, Pennsylvania, that opened in 1999. It is the home ballpark of the Double-A Eastern League's Altoona Curve Minor League Baseball team.
  • The Altoona Curve is a minor league baseball team based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, named after nearby Horseshoe Curve (but also alluding to the curveball, a kind of pitch). The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates major-league club.

Sports for the Participant:

  • The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission offers many programs, including baseball, Mansion League Basketball League, Children's Self Defense, Disc Golf, skating lessions, swim lessons, and zumba classes. 
  • Galactic Ice Rink in Altoona offers hockey leagues, competitive figure skating teams, and skating classes for kids of all ages. They even have an adult hockey league.


  • Logan Valley Mall consists of over 80 favorite specialty stores including Buckle, Torrid, American Eagle Outfitters, The Childrens Place, H&M, Christopher & Banks, Yankee Candle, PacSun, Hollister, Old Navy, Victorias Secret and numerous others.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Immerse yourself into this charming, historical railroad town and transportation gateway, with roots as a company town for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and active railroad heritage sights such as the Altoona's Railroaders Memorial Museum and the Horseshoe Curve. 
  2. Put on your winter wear and dust off the snow ski's and head to the Blue Knob Ski Resort for downhill and cross country skiing and fun.
  3. You get to be in your own " A River Run's Through It" movie scene and head to local streams and waterway for Fly Fishing, camping and boating.
  4. Paint your face blue and white, wear your favorite Penn State colors and head 43 miles north to watch the great Nittany Lion's play football on a Saturday, basketball in the winter and lacrosse in the Spring.
  5. Enjoy the festivals, music events and celebrations at the Blair Country Fairgrounds, and take in the year around performing arts at the Historic Mishler Theater.