GI Opportunity in East Tennessee 45 min from Knoxville

Physician: Gastroenterology (GI)
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9699
Verified Date:06/04/2024
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:Yes
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Gastroenterology (GI)

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Employed position with the health system - excellent management team and staff
  • Join one other physician, and a nurse practitioner
  • Office space is available
  •  Easy access to Endo Suite
  • Morning block time available
  • ERCP and/or EUS not required but helpful

Compensation Details

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Full benefits
  • Relocation Assistance

Community Details

  • Newport, TN is an easy 45 minute interstate drive from Knoxville, home to the University of Tennessee featuring strong academic programs and NCAA Division I sports programs.
  • The symphony orchestra, art museum, opera company and other entertainment options provide great additions to the cultural scene.
  • The community is also home to a strong school system.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting GI Salaries In Charlotte, NC. 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. 3 beds 4 baths 3,330 sqft  Quiet country subdivision with friendly neighbors. The house is arranged so that LR, Master BR, Kitchen, and Laundry are all on main level. Beautiful mountain views from all windows, porches, and decks. This home can be yours for $288,000.

The Community. Cocke County is one of three Tennessee counties with acreage encompassed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited park in the United States. Residents enjoy the small-town community known for its temperate climate, low cost of living and laid back Southern life style. Warm sunny days and cool nights bring a gentle winter season with a little snow, but not much.

The Employer. A true community hospital serving the residents of Newport and surroundings area. The hospital features as newly expanded Emergency Room for major and minor trauma and illness, ICU, labor and delivery, advanced diagnostics and physical therapy. Specialists in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics and emergency medicine are ready to care for you. 

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 182 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 223 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 229 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 293 miles: Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 141 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 161 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 167 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 190 miles to Greensboro, NC
  • 202 miles to Nashville, TN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 68 miles: Knoxville, TN (TYS / KTYS) McGhee Tyson Airport
  • 73 miles: Blountville, TN (TRI / KTRI) Tri-Cities Regional Airport
  • 76 miles: Asheville, NC (AVL / KAVL) Asheville Regional Airport
  • 124 miles: Greenville, SC (GSP / KGSP) Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $122,507
  • City Cost of Living Index - 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.8

Colleges and Universities:

  • Walters State Community College (about 18 miles; Morristown, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,359)
  • Tusculum College (about 29 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 42 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 43 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)



  • 90.6% White alone
  • 4.6% Black alone
  • 2.2% Hispanic
  • 1.7% Two or more races
  • 0.5% American Indian alone



  • State Income Tax Rate - 5%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 7%
  • County Tax Rate - 2.45%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.68%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)



  • Newport Parks & Recreation
  • Cocke County Recreation Department
  • NCAA Division I sports programs

Arts & Culture:

  • Downtown Newport's art gallery
  • Newport Art Association
  • Dogwood Arts
  • Newport Beach's Civic Center

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Nashville Predators are a ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Greene County YMCA
  • Smoky Mountain Little League
  • Newport/Cocke County Rapids Swim Team
  • Newport Fitness


  • Five Rivers Plaza
  • Petals Florist & Gift Shop
  • Newport Towne Center
  • Wal-Mart 678 Supercenter


Top Five things to do:

  1. English Mountain is a mountain located in the western foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains region of East Tennessee.
  2. Fort Whitson
  3. Cocke County Memorial Building
  4. Gilleland-O'Dell House
  5. Newport Cinema 4