Gastroenterology Opportunities in Hawaii

Physician: Gastroenterology (GI)
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:8762
Verified Date:07/06/2020
Loan Repayment:No Response
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No Response
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Gastroenterology (GI)

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking BC/BE Gastroenterologist to join their team in Hilo and O’ahu, Hawaii.
  • This is a unique opportunity to practice high quality clinical gastroenterology while living in a beautiful island oasis.
  • Join a network of Gastroenterologists in the Hawaiian Islands
  • Access to state-of-the-art Endoscopy Center

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • PTO and CME
  • Malpractice Insurance with Tail Coverage
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Productivity Bonus and ASC Ownership Potential
  • Possible Sign-on Bonus and Relocation

Community Details

  • Hilo, Hawaii overlooks Hilo Bay and is the site of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii and is known for the Merrie Monarch Festival, which is a weeklong hula festival known internationally.
  • The people are friendly and life is slow compared to places like LA or other major cities on the mainland.
  • Hilo has a lot of shopping options including grocery stores, book stores, health food stores, boutiques, gift shops, big malls and small malls, local stores and box stores.
  • Hilo offers an abundance of outdoor activities that helps maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle, such as hiking, water sports, fishing, swimming and much more.
  • There are also many organizations to get involved in, as well as educational opportunities.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  Gastroenterology Starting salaries located in communities similar to Hilo are often are $25,000 to $40,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Honolulu.  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. 4bd 3ba 2,398 sqft  Truly a perfect family home with spaces flowing effortlessly into one another. The lower level living area boasts a well appointed kitchen with solid surface counter tops and quality wood cabinetry and dining area with bay window. There is also a laundry center, bathroom, family room off of the kitchen, a generous living room and formal dining room, as well. A grand spiral staircase leads one to the spacious second level consisting of 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. This home can be yours for $595,000.

Community:  The landscape of Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is diverse. Beaches of black, gray, brown and white sand give way to mountains and dramatic waterfalls. Hilo's Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo is the only U.S. zoo in a tropical rainforest. A day trip away are snow-capped Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, with observatories near 11,000 feet on both mountains, and Kilauea Caldera, an active volcano. Back in town are a farmer's market, restaurants, shopping and banyan trees planted by celebrities and politicians.

Employer:  the premier specialists of gastrointestinal diseases in your local community. With an office located in Hilo, Hawaii, our dedicated doctors and staff work together to provide the highest quality care in a professional, comfortable environment.


Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 78 miles: Kailua, HI (KOA / PHKO) Kona International Airport at Keāhole
  • 119 miles: Kahului, HI (OGG / PHOG) Kahului Airport
  • 215 miles: Honolulu, HI (HNL / PHNL) Honolulu International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 210 miles to Honolulu, HI
  • 2464 miles to San Francisco, CA
  • 2473 miles to Oakland, CA
  • 2478 miles to San Jose, CA
  • 2480 miles to Fremont, CA

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 4 miles: Hilo, HI (ITO / PHTO) Hilo International Airport
  • 56 miles: Waimea, HI (MUE / PHMU) Waimea-Kohala Airport
  • 78 miles: Kailua, HI (KOA / PHKO) Kona International Airport at Keāhole
  • 95 miles: Hana, HI (HNM / PHHN) Hana Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $368,583
  • City Cost of Living Index - 96.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 92.9%

Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (Full-time enrollment: 3,161; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Hawaii Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 123 miles; Kahului, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 207 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)



  • Two or more races 33.4%
  • Asian alone 32.5%
  • White alone 15.2%
  • Hispanic 10.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 8.8%
  • Black alone 0.5%
  • Other race alone 0.2%
  • American Indian alone 0.03%

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  • State Income Tax Rate - 7.02%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 4%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.35%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.26%

Major Industry:

  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)



  • Hilo has a lot of shopping options including grocery stores, book stores, health food stores, boutiques, gift shops, big malls and small malls, local stores and box stores.
  • Hilo offers an abundance of outdoor activities that helps maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle, such as hiking, water sports, fishing, swimming and much more.

Arts & Culture:

  • The largest concentration of arts and culture on the island of Hawaii every year is the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. The festival culminates in a hula competition considered the pinnacle of the hula world – even to dance on the stage is a notable achievement for a dancer.
  • East Hawaii Cultural Center

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans offer intercollegiate basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball competitions.
  • Minor league baseball's Hilo Stars participate in the Hawaii Winter Baseball League.


Sports for the Participant:

  • Water sports reign supreme in Hilo and include fishing, skin diving, and sailing.
  • Also popular are hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities.
  • The Big Island offers black, white, and green sand beaches; among them are Leleiwi Beach Park, a black sand beach that offers swimming, snorkeling and fishing, and Onekahakaha Beach Park, the city's only white sand beach with a safe inlet for swimming.
  • The best surfing is found off Leleiwi and Richardson beaches.
  • Two golf courses are located in the town of Hilo—the Hilo Municipal Golf Course and the Naniloa Golf Club.
  • Sixteen more public and semi-private courses are a short drive away.
  • Skiing is occasionally possible atop Mauna Kea.



  • Big Island Candies
  • Hilo Farmers Market
  • Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery
  • Hawaiian Crown Plantation & Chocolate Factory
  • One Gallery

Top Five things to do:

  1. Watch the Waters Fall - Tropical, green and officially the rainiest city in the United States (averaging 130 inches a year at the shore and more in its uplands), Hilo has waterfalls galore. Rainbow Falls at Wailuku State Park, a few miles from downtown, cascades 80 feet over a legendary cave believed by ancient Hawaiians to be home to the mother of the demigod Maui.
  2. Stop and Smell the Orchids - Hawaii Island is also known as the Orchid Isle, and you'll know why when in Hilo. Orchids are everywhere from the farmers' market to roadside gardens.
  3. Graze the Farmers' Market - At Hilo Farmers Market, more than 200 vendors sell locally grown and made foods, island crafts, cut flowers (see lots of antheriums, heliconia and, yes, orchids) and other great souvenirs from ukuleles to swimsuits.
  4. Go to the Beach - At Richardson Ocean Park, relax under a coconut tree on a black sand beach, snorkel in clear blue water on a coral reef, watch humongous, turquoise-tinted waves crash on jet black lava cliffs and inhale ocean air scented with plumeria.
  5. Experience Hawaiian Culture - Downtown Hilo offers an inviting array of cultural experiences. There's a renovated historical district, as well as ramshackle buildings and upscale eateries.