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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Page 82 of 91 S PRIN g 2019 83 live & practice means that providers and their patients get the best of both worlds. "Providers are able to work within a medical community that is patient- centric and sophisticated enough to handle all complexities of care, yet small enough to maintain that personal touch," says Dixon. Often, she does not have to do much conv incing when she meets w ith candidates; they are already sold on Asheville. The city's reputation as a great place to enjoy the outdoors precedes itself, but she likes to convey to candidates that Asheville has a lot to offer in addition to its natural beauty. "We place a lot of emphasis on our schools, wh ich have a n excellent reputation," she says. "We have quite a few breweries in town, which is fun for beer enthusiasts. Asheville is lively and it's thriving, and there's a lot of really good energy in this town." There is also an exciting culinary scene, thanks to a growing interest in the community around food, says Erin Leonard, director of communications at Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. "We have a lot of small independent restaurants that have embraced farm- to-table," she says. Overall, the ability to have work/life balance in Asheville draws people to the area. And, says Leonard, when at play, you can easily explore both cultural and outdoor opportunities. "We have the city and all the great things it has to offer, plus easy access to hikes and outdoor activities in the mountains of North Carolina," she says. Plus, with a river a dam Kaufman, M.D., came to Asheville for the outdoors lifestyle it offered. In his off hours, he enjoys hiking, fishing, running, camping and more. See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at PHOTO BY Derek DiLuzio Now recruiting on Adventist Health System- Appalachia Region Atrium Health LifePoint Health MAHEC, Inc Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital Mission Health System Schumacher Clinical Partners TeamHealth 68

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