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FALL 2017

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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live & practice 89 t "You can find me at one of four places. I'm at church, I'm at the hospital, I'm with my family, or I'm on the golf course," says John Farr, M.D. · Photo by Yolanda Rouse See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at PracticeLink Now recruiting on Echo Locum Tenens Hospital Corporation of America Sound Physicians Sterling Medical Corp. Universal Health Services, Inc. Veterans Health Administration Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta. Approximately 10 years ago, he started making the transition toward administrative medicine. "I really enjoyed the ability to impact medicine on a larger level, which you're able to do on the administrative side of the house," Farr says. When Farr was ready to retire from the Army, Doctors Hospital in Augusta offered him an opportunity to join their administration, which he accepted. Today, he is the organization's chief medical officer. Doctors Hospital is a tertiary medical center with 354 beds. "We have a great team of people in this hospital who are really dedicated to our mission," Farr says. "We take care of patients and their families to the best of our ability. It's a fun place to come to work." Farr also has high praise for life in the Augusta area. It is where he raised his two teenaged daughters, and where he has spent the better part of his life. " Augusta is a great size city. It offers a lot without being too big," he says. "I like the climate, I like the friendliness of the community, I like being in a military community, and it's a great place to raise a family." Another attractive quality about Augusta is the relatively low cost of living and ease of finding affordable housing, says Julian j . Nussbaum, M.D., an ophthalmologist, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, and chief executive officer of Augusta University Medical Associates. "I have many faculty members who were able to afford a home right away," he says. "I

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