PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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74 W INTER 2019 live & practice [new hires] happen all the time for all varieties of specialties, that's a big plus." At Encompass Health, an acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital, Boutin says they are recruiting doctors specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Encompass Health operates 130 hospitals around the country, including Birmingham's Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital. According to Boutin, most candidates at Encompass Health locations in Birmingham are younger physicians who have families, in part because of the affordable cost of living and the availability of family-friendly activities. "It's an hour to the mountains, less than an hour to a bunch of lakes and four hours to the beach," he says. "Candidates tend to be struck— they're surprised by how beautiful it is and how close they are to all sorts of activities." "Family-friendly events and activities are plentiful in Birmingham," echoes Dilcy Windham Hilley, vice president of marketing communications at Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau. "It is widely considered one of the most family-oriented cities in the Southeast." Annual events include the Sloss Music and Arts Festival, the Sidewalk Film Festival (one of the top independent film festivals in the u .S.), the Day of the Dead Festival and the Pride Parade, to name a few. You can find beautiful white sand beaches, along with plenty of opportunities for fishing, hiking, golfing and camping, all in the state of Alabama. If you want a change of pace, you are close enough to Nashville, Atlanta and the Florida panhandle to get away for a weekend. In a region characterized by southern h o s p it a l it y, m o d e r a t e ye a r - r o u n d temperatures and a thriving health care system, it is no surprise physicians and their families are finding themselves in greater Birmingham. As Meythaler says, "this is a really nice circumstance to be in." Warwick, Rhode Island In the greater Providence area, including picturesque cities like Warwick, locals can get outside to enjoy the natural beauty of the state and soak up city culture in the same day (and kids will delight in an afternoon spent at the zoo or watching minor league baseball). W h e N T h e R e S e Z I N K , M . D. , explains why she chose family medicine as her specialty, she recognizes her reasoning is not uncommon for physicians in her field. "My reason for choosing family medicine is one that you will hear from other family docs," she says. "As a medical student, I fell in love with every specialty I rotated on. Family medicine allows us to do it all." Now recruiting on Amsurg Corp. Brown Medicine Care New England Medical Group Correct Care Solutions Eastern Connecticut Health Network Envision Physician Services Genesis Healthcare Physicians Practice Enhancement Providence Community Health Centers Southcoast Health 67 South County Hospital Healthcare System Steward Health Care System 8 TeamHealth 81 Veterans Health Administration Universal Health Services, Inc. Vohra Wound Physicians

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