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Summit Inpatient Group, a division of Summit Medical Group, provides Pulmonary consulting services to 3 metro Knoxville hospitals. The group is physician-owned and governed. We are nationally recognized for quality performance. Our competitive annual salary with bonus potential and excellent quality of life are unmatched for this region and nationally. Summit Medical Group is East Tennessees LEADING Primary Care Group.

The work / life balance with SMG will be totally opposite compared to the other opportunities. We base the contract on the ideal number of shifts the doctor wants to work. The week day and weekend day hospital shift is 7a 5:30p. There are no nights with physicians take call only on nights in which they work clinically at that location during the day. The day shift allows more family time during the evening hours. Our set-up includes mid-level providers and on-site resource managers to decrease the distractions during a shift. The efficiencies from the mid-level providers and the on-site care resource manager allow you to focus totally on patient care.

The full-time status includes Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance group plan participation. There is 401(k) (50% match) and 5.7% of annual salary pension eligibility after one year of employment. The occurrence malpractice is 100% medical malpractice premium (3M/5M). Our benefit package is unmatched for the area. There is a profit share potential above the base salary along with CME allowance.

Tennessee provides the backdrop for the good life! Whatever your interest or hobbies, Tennessee is home to urban places and wide-open spaces, with lots of scenic room to roam. Knoxville is the third largest city in the state of Tennessee with a metropolitan population of over 800,000. The city of Knoxville itself has a population of 185,291 and an unemployment rate of 4.3%. Tennessee has no state income tax and the cost of living is at 15.6% lower than the U.S. average. Knoxville is developing a progressive science and technology corridor, which is quickly emerging, as a national leader in the areas of sustainable energy. Tennessee has been ranked as No. 16 in the Best States to Practice Medicine by Medscape, 2016. Knoxville was named one 2016's Most Fun Cities in America by WalletHub, one of the American Cities Adding the Most Jobs This Year by, Best Value City for 2016 by Trivago, and named 2016 Playful City USA community by KaBOOM.

Tennessee's lakes, rivers and parks provide the perfect setting for outdoor activities. The fine arts thrive alongside regional crafts and sports share the spotlight with great musical attractions. East Tennessee has a thriving economy and great public and private school system. Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee, a major SEC member. McGhee Tyson Airport, a beautiful easy access airport, allows for uncomplicated travel within a 30 minute drive to downtown Knoxville.
Summit Medical Group is the largest and most far-reaching physician owned and governed organization providing primary care in the East Tennessee region.

Summit Medical Group is East Tennessees largest primary care organization with more than 300 providers at 55 practice locations in 14 counties. Summit also consists of four diagnostic centers, mobile diagnostic services, eight physical therapy centers, three express clinics, central laboratory and sleep services center, as well as Summit Inpatient Services, which delivers superior care for hospitalized patients. Summit provides healthcare services to more than 260,000 patients, averaging over one million encounters annually.

Summit also has 1 Central Lab (6.35 Million lab tests run annually), 3 Express Clinics, 4 Diagnostic & Imaging Centers, 7 Physical Therapy Centers, 1 Rheumatology office and 1 Sleep Service Center. Our ancillary service centers feature MRIs, DEXAs, Echos, pulmonary function tests, mammograms, etc.

Summit is nationally ranked in the top 10 nationwide for all three categories of NCQA recognition. We are also a top national performer in overall patient experience, according to patient surveys conducted. SMG scored in the top 10 percent among healthcare providers nationwide that use Survey Vitals. The top national performer designation is significant because its an honor we earned through direct feedback from our patients across East Tennessee, Summit Medical Group CEO Ed Curtis said. Its a reflection of the hard work of our physicians, advanced practitioners and staff, and their dedication to providing the highest quality of patient care.

We are recognized as a leader in medical management innovation and technology.

Make the Summit Advantage yours.