Pulmonary Disease: Critical Care in Coastal Panhandle of Florida - Near Pensacola

Physician: Pulmonary Diseases: Critical Care
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9415
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 Pulmonary Diseases: Critical Care

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a BE/BC Pulmonary/Critical Care Specialist.
  • New, employed position
  • Considering new graduates

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Salary
  • Hospital Employed
  • Commencement Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • CME Assistance
  • Medical Education Debt Assistance
  • Benefits

Community Details

  • One of the fastest growing counties in the state of FL.
  • Located in northwest Florida, just 30 minutes from Pensacola
  • Offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and a step back to a less-hurried lifestyle.
  • With access to northwest Florida's rivers, beaches, farms and forests, it is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, maintaining a fine balance between small-town charm and modern urban life.
  • The area offers a bit of the country while still allowing access to great museums, concerts, shopping and restaurants just a short drive away.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Pensacola or St. Petersburg, FL . 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.  Beautiful Pace home with so much to offer! 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, over 3100 square feet and 9 foot ceilings throughout! Covered front and back porches and fenced in yard. The huge open kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, staggered maple cabinets with crown molding, and a large breakfast bar that overlooks the spacious breakfast nook. The spacious Family Room has an octagon tray ceiling with designer ceiling fan and the master bedroom features a stunning Box tray ceiling with crown molding and designer ceiling fan. The master bathroom is complete with granite countertops, raised double vanities, a separate tile shower with glass door, a large soaking tub with frosted window above, enclosed elongated toilet, a massive walk-in closet and a separate linen closet. The 2 additional bathrooms also have granite countertops. There is a formal dining room as well as an enclosed office/ study or kid's play room. Other features included are: tile in all wet areas, wood flooring in the foyer, 5 1/4" base molding, orange Peel walls, knock down ceilings, fabric Shield hurricane protection, and so much more...  This home can be yours for $340,000.

The Community.  located just 20 miles east of Pensacola, on the banks of the beautiful and historic Blackwater River. A vital, progressive city that combines small-town charm with modern convenience. The county is among the fastest growing counties in Florida, has one of the top-rated school systems in the state, and offers an unparalleled variety of recreation activities.

The Employer.  A 100+ bed facility and the premier provider of healthcare services. With almost 400 full-and part-time employees, this hospital is one of the county's largest employers. Additionally, over 100 physicians have privileges at the Medical Center where the hospital's services include an emergency department, wound care center, a state-of-the-art surgical suite, critical care and medical units, rehabilitation center, laboratory services, occupational health clinic, women's services, urgent care clinic, imaging center and nutrition services.
Service Area: 54,291 (primary), 30,690 (secondary), 84,981 (combined)
Brief Location Description: Panhandle of Florida. Part of the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent MSA (455,102). 30 minutes from Pensacola. Easy access to the beautiful beaches of "The Emerald Coast"

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 223 miles: New Orleans, LA (MSY / KMSY) Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
  • 233 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 186 miles to New Orleans, LA
  • 200 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 244 miles to Baton Rouge, LA
  • 267 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 321 miles to Jacksonville, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 21 miles: Pensacola, FL (PNS / KPNS) Pensacola International Airport
  • 52 miles: Valparaiso, FL (VPS / KVPS) Northwest Florida Regional Airport
  • 87 miles: Mobile, AL (MOB / KMOB) Mobile Regional Airport
  • 105 miles: Panama City, FL (ECP / KECP) Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $131,543
  • City Cost of Living Index - 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 98.9

Colleges and Universities:

  • Radford M Locklin Technical Center (Full-time enrollment: 285; Location: 5330 Berryhill Rd; Public; Website: www.locklintech.com)
  • The University of West Florida (about 12 miles; Pensacola, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,240)
  • Pensacola State College (about 14 miles; Pensacola, FL; FT enrollment: 8,740)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 35 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Columbia Southern University (about 42 miles; Orange Beach, AL; FT enrollment: 14,996)



  • White alone 74.7%
  • Black alone 13.6%
  • Hispanic 4.8%
  • Two or more races 3.6%
  • Asian alone 2.1%
  • American Indian alone 0.7%


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

Major Industry:

  • Public administration (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%) Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)



  • City of Milton Parks & Recreation
  • Bagdad Recreation Facility
  • Blackwater River State Forest
  • Krul Recreation Area

Arts & Culture:

  • Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation
  • RiverWalk Arts Festival
  • FirstOntario Arts Centre
  • Veteran's Memorial Plaza and Historic Bagdad Village

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Miami Heat - NBA basketball
  • Orlando Magic - NBA basketball
  • Miami Dolphins - NFL football
  • Florida Marlins - major league baseball

Sports for the Participant:

  • IFly - amusement and theme parks, Orlando
  • Milton Panthers Athletic and Sports teams
  • Motorsports and ATV
  • Milton SportsPlex -  youth sports programs including basketball, baseball/softball, football & cheerleading.


  • Santa Rosa Commons - shopping center
  • Riley Place - shopping center
  • Target
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Cordova shopping mall

Top Five things to do:

  1. Blackwater River Tubing Trip
  2. Blackwater River Canoe and Kayak
  3. Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center
  4. Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site
  5. Blackwater Heritage State Trail