Internal Medicine position located near Jacksonville

Physician: Internal Medicine
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9886
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

  • Physician Opportunity to join an established, high volume practice with inpatient/outpatient responsibilities or can practice in an 100% outpatient only clinic.
  • Practice also employs two Nurse Practitioners.
  • Option for partnership after 18 months.
  • Location qualifies as a National Health Service Corp (NHSC) site for loan forgiveness.

Compensation Details

  • Generous Compensation
  • Full Benefits
  • Loan Forgiveness

Community Details

  • Just south of 1-10 in North central Florida's Bradford County is Starke. 
  • With a population approaching 30,000 and just 30 minutes from the university town of Gainesville, Starke is an excellent choice for quiet family living in the Sunshine State without the congestion of the hectic major tourist destinations. 
  • Recreation features hunting, fishing, lakes, springs and state parks. Nearby is Osceola National Forest and Lake Geneva. 
  • Historic, coastal St. Augustine is an hour away. 

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Internal Medicine Salaries In Jacksonville 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 3,845 SF, 6 Bedroom, 5 bath immaculate and spacious home is located on Large corner lot with well manicured yard, great for enjoying the outdoors with a large stone fireplace, fire box, smoker, privacy fence and lots of room to entertain can be yours for $335,000.  

The Community.  Starke is located in east-central Bradford County, U.S. Route 301 passes through the center of the city, leading north 26 miles (42 km) to Baldwin and Interstate 10 and southwest (via State Road 24) 25 miles (40 km) to Gainesville.  

This quiet community of 5,360 is a great place to raise a family with easy access to Jacksonville (45 minute drive) and Orlando (90 minute drive).  

The Employer.  This Medical Center has been part of life in Bradford County since 1956. A 25-bed facility offers a variety of acute-care services and medical technology and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's leading standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 54 miles: Jacksonville, FL (JAX / KJAX) Jacksonville International Airport
  • 106 miles: Daytona Beach, FL (DAB / KDAB) Daytona Beach International Airport
  • 134 miles: Sanford, FL (SFB / KSFB) Orlando Sanford International Airport
  • 147 miles: Orlando, FL (MCO / KMCO) Orlando International Airport
  • 162 miles: Tampa, FL (TPA / KTPA) Tampa International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 38 miles to Jacksonville, FL
  • 107 miles to Orlando, FL
  • 140 miles to Tampa, FL
  • 154 miles to Saint Petersburg, FL
  • 296 miles to Atlanta, GA

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 24 miles: Gainesville, FL (GNV / KGNV) Gainesville Regional Airport
  • 54 miles: Saint Augustine, FL (UST) St Augustine
  • 54 miles: Jacksonville, FL (JAX / KJAX) Jacksonville International Airport
  • 96 miles: Valdosta, GA (VLD / KVLD) Valdosta Regional Airport
  • 106 miles: Daytona Beach, FL (DAB / KDAB) Daytona Beach International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $106,199
  • City Cost of Living Index - 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 99.3

Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Florida (about 27 miles; Gainesville, FL; Full-time enrollment: 43,357)
  • Santa Fe College (about 27 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,819)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 38 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)
  • Jacksonville University (about 41 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 3,335)
  • University of North Florida (about 43 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 13,870)


  • White 63.3%
  • Black 29.1%
  • Hispanic 3.8%
  • Two or more races 2.3%
  • Asian 1.1%


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

Major Industry:

  • Public administration (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)



  • European Motorsport Park & Rally School 
  • Starke Country Club
  • Bradford Sportsmen's Farm Sporting Clays 
  • Get Air Gainesville - Florida nearby

Arts & Culture:

  • Starke Arts & Culture Nonprofits and Charities
  • Starke Arts and Entertainment


Sports for the Spectator:

  • Nearby Jacksonville hosts the TaxSlayer Bowl
  • THE PLAYERS Championship Golf - Jacksonville
  • PGA Tour Championship - Jacksonville
  • The Florida vs. Georgia Football Game - Jacksonville

Sports for the Participant:

  • Clay County and Bradford County: Spectator Sports 
  • The Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park 
  • Nearby Jacksonville also hosts national golf, tennis, basketball, soccer, arena football, and baseball events throughout the year.


  • Goody's
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Doodlebug's
  • Second Hand Treasures
  • Shabby Shack Consignment & Thrift Store

Top Five things to do:

  1. Starke / Gainesville N.E. KOA
  2. Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park
  3. Sweetwater Wetlands Park
  4. Florida Museum of Natural History
  5. Florida Twin Theatre