Primary Care Position located along Florida Gulf Coast

Physician: Family Practice
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9520
Verified Date:06/10/2022
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Family Practice Internal Medicine

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Join an established hospital owned group
  • Employed opportunity
  • Average patient volume 20-25 per day
  • Office space available 
  • Call coverage 1:3

Compensation Details

  • Competitive base salary 
  • Commencement bonus
  • Assistance with medical education debt 
  • CME expenses 
  • Relocation assistance

Community Details

  • Located in Southwest Florida, 24 miles north of Fort Myers, with a population of around 14,000 residents.
  • Beautiful Charlotte Harbor flanks the northwest side of the city, offering 129 square miles of sparkling water, aquatic preserves, marine estuaries and a unique network of barrier islands and mangrove forests.
  • Punta Gorda's sunny, subtropical climate, casual lifestyle and relaxed ambiance, combined with its natural attractions make it a great place to work and play.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is up to $50,000 More Compared To Starting Primary Care Salaries In Tampa.  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. This BEAUTIFUL 3,680 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage POOL HOME is located in desirable Harbour Oaks, a private gated community located in Deep Creek. Harbour Oaks is a secluded community with custom built homes nestled along huge oak tree-lined streets w/ private tennis courts, a basketball court and playground.  This home can be yours for $489,900.  

The Community.  In addition to its beautifully restored historic district, Punta Gorda offers many natural attractions, waterside shopping and leisurely strolls along the Harborwalk and at Fishermen's Village on Charlotte Harbor. Easily reached by I-75 along Floridas south-central Gulf Coast, Punta Gorda features streets lined with huge royal palms, old Florida-era tin-roofed homes with wide verandas, brick lanes, and street lamps and benches that leave an almost tangible old-Florida atmosphere. 

The Employer.   This 208-bed Joint Commission Accredited hospital is part of a regional network of seven hospitals and more than 70 clinics along the I-75 corridor. This facility features all-private patient rooms in the acute care setting, and offers an accredited primary stroke center, the Joint Commission Certified Joint and Spine Center, an accredited chest pain center, an accredited hyperbaric and wound care center, and emergency care services. Additional on-campus services include adult inpatient psychiatric care at Riverside Behavioral Center, a discreet medical detox program and rehabilitation and wellness services at the Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 39 miles: Fort Myers, FL (RSW / KRSW) Southwest Florida International Airport
  • 108 miles: Tampa, FL (TPA / KTPA) Tampa International Airport
  • 137 miles: West Palm Beach, FL (PBI / KPBI) Palm Beach International Airport
  • 162 miles: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL / KFLL) Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • 166 miles: Sanford, FL (SFB / KSFB) Orlando Sanford International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 70 miles to Saint Petersburg, FL
  • 75 miles to Tampa, FL
  • 118 miles to Orlando, FL
  • 132 miles to Hialeah, FL
  • 139 miles to Miami, FL

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 4 miles: Punta Gorda, FL (PGD / KPGD) Charlotte County Airport
  • 39 miles: Fort Myers, FL (RSW / KRSW) Southwest Florida International Airport
  • 59 miles: Sarasota, FL (SRQ / KSRQ) Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
  • 64 miles: Naples, FL (APF / KAPF) Naples Municipal Airport
  • 101 miles: Saint Petersburg, FL (PIE / KPIE) St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $350,790
  • City Cost of Living Index - 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 99.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • Edison State College (about 27 miles; Fort Myers, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,649)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (about 36 miles; Fort Myers, FL; FT enrollment: 11,165)
  • Hodges University (about 49 miles; Naples, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 50 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 75 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)


  • White 89.6%
  • Black 4.3%
  • Hispanic 4.1%
  • Two or more races 0.8%
  • Asian 0.5%


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

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)


  • South County Regional Park Recreation Center
  • Edgewater Park
  • Harold Avenue Recreation Center
  • South County Regional Park
  • Punta Gorda Nature Park

Arts & Culture:

  • Visual Arts Center
  • Punta Gorda Art & Museums | Port Charlotte Cultural Center


Sports for the Spectator:

  • Tampa Bay Rays 


Sports for the Participant:

  • Punta Gorda Isles Fishing Club
  • PicklePlex of Punta Gorda
  • Golfing 
  • Boating and more


  • Fishermen's Village
  • Colonial Promenade Burnt Store
  • Pomegranate & Fig
  • Cross Trails Center
  • Funkie Junkies

Top Five things to do:

  1. Peace River Wildlife Center
  2. Ponce De Leon Park
  3. Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
  4. Gilchrist Park
  5. Punta Gorda History Park