PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 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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PracticeLink.com S PRIN g 2019 79 live & practice Live & Practice: SM AL L TOWN S LIZ FUNK Small towns and rural areas are often characterized by their natural beauty and genuinely friendly neighbors, but they aren't lacking in culture or history, either. In fact, they are brimming with it. With care centers that boast big-city amenities and multispeciality practices, these towns and regions fuse professional opportunity with great work/life balance. They could be called the best-kept secrets, but locals take such pride in their communities that there is simply no chance of that. Gallipolis, Ohio Small towns are known for neighbors and acquaintances who go the extra mile for each other, and Gallipolis, Ohio, is no different. The town sits on the scenic Ohio River, with the main medical facility positioned on the town's rolling hills. History, culture and agriculture are all important to the people of Gallipolis, and the thriving hospital network serves the small, tight-knit community. J o S hu A B RYANT , D. o ., g R e W u P IN P ITTSB u R gh— so he knew living and working in a small town would be an adjustment. After earning his degree at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bryant began residency at the Holzer Family Medicine Residency Program. Now in his third year, Bryant likes Gallipolis and Holzer so much that he has decided to stay. "Holzer has a fantastic teaching and mentorship program that really helps to educate future doctors," says Bryant. "I feel like I am where I am supposed to be." As a family medicine specialist, building relationships with patients is part of Bryant's job. That is especially compelling work in a small town, where doctors have the opportunity to get to know their patients in the community, too. When he is not at work, Bryant teaches exercise and dance classes at the Holzer Therapy and Wellness Center. "Our physicians feel appreciated and respected while

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