Internal Medicine Position located Between Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and Gainesville

Physician: Internal Medicine
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9884
Verified Date:07/12/2021
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Internal Medicine

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking to employ a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician to replace doc that is planning to retire
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Practice with option for Outpatient Only

Compensation Details


  • Competitive Salary
  • Commencement Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Medical Education Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Annual CME Allowance
  • Group Health, Life and Disability Insurance
  • 401K Plan

Community Details

  • Nicknamed ""Gateway"" to the state, this family-oriented community.
  • Is conveniently located within easy driving distance of coastal Jacksonville and the university towns of Gainesville and Tallahassee. 
  • This area features roomy, green real estate and a wide range of outdoor sports and water activities. 

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Internal Medicine Salaries In Jacksonville and Orlando And Additional Compensation With Student Loan Repayment.  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 3,023 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 baths is A Pilot's dream property, just minutes from Interstate 75. Beautiful, ranch style estate home, with a large, 3600 sq ft air conditioned hanger for all your toys, with a separate mechanics tool room. Park your airplane, motorhome, boat and/or antique cars right inside. Has it's very own airstrip too!  This home can be yours for $399,900.  

The Community.  Lake City, in central north Floridas Columbia County, has been the Gateway to Florida since 1832. Located between Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and Gainesville near the intersection of I-10 and I-75, Lake City and its natural beauty and outdoor activities attract visitors year-round. This pristine part of Florida is a natural theme park for outdoor enthusiasts, festival goers, music lovers or those who simply want to spend a little time in a quiet, tranquil setting. Lake City has crystal-clear freshwater springs, rocking music festivals, history, culture, paddling and biking.

The Employer.   This Medical Center is a 99-bed acute care hospital that provides a wide range of health care programs. These programs include but are not limited to: cardiology, obstetrics, orthopaedics, pediatrics, physical therapy, radiology and surgery.

Since 1911, this Medical Center has provided residents of Lake City, Columbia County and surrounding counties with the medical services they need. The hospital brings together a health care team that reflects its commitment to excellence in patient care.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 73 miles: Jacksonville, FL (JAX / KJAX) Jacksonville International Airport
  • 157 miles: Daytona Beach, FL (DAB / KDAB) Daytona Beach International Airport
  • 164 miles: Orlando, FL (MCO / KMCO) Orlando International Airport
  • 180 miles: Sanford, FL (SFB / KSFB) Orlando Sanford International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 60 miles to Jacksonville, FL
  • 137 miles to Orlando, FL
  • 155 miles to Tampa, FL
  • 167 miles to Saint Petersburg, FL
  • 267 miles to Atlanta, GA

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 47 miles: Gainesville, FL (GNV / KGNV) Gainesville Regional Airport
  • 59 miles: Valdosta, GA (VLD / KVLD) Valdosta Regional Airport
  • 73 miles: Jacksonville, FL (JAX / KJAX) Jacksonville International Airport
  • 98 miles: Saint Augustine, FL (UST) St Augustine

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $107,024
  • City Cost of Living Index - 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 99.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • Santa Fe College (about 38 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 11,819)
  • University of Florida (about 42 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 60 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)
  • Valdosta State University (about 60 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • University of North Florida (about 68 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 13,870)


  • White 51.3%
  • Black 38.4%
  • Hispanic 5.4%
  • Two or more races 2.2%
  • Asian 1.8%


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

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)


  • Lake City Recreation Dept
  • Southside Recreational Center
  • Alligator Lake
  • Impact Zone
  • Richardson Community Center

Arts & Culture:

  • Lake City Arts & Culture Nonprofits and Charities
  • Lake City Dance Arts 


Sports for the Spectator:

  • Jacksonville Giants
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Jacksonville Icemen 

Sports for the Participant:

  • North Florida M M A & Athletics 
  • Columbia High School Tiger Football 



  • Lake City Mall
  • Treasures of Lake City


Top Five things to do:

  1. Webb's Antique Mall
  2. Painting with a Twist
  3. Osceola National Forest
  4. Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum
  5. Southern Oaks Golf Club