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Employed or Private Practice Opportunity 45 Minutes From Knoxville

Hospital employed or private practice opportunity within 45 minutes of Knoxville and 45 minutes of Chattanooga. Starr Regional Medical Center is seeking an Orthopaedic Surgeon to join medical staff. The position calls for a generalist who will see everything from fractures to total knees, hips and shoulders. A sports background would be a plus. Community demand shows a need of three Orthos. Hospital call will be 1:3. Starr services a combined primary and secondary service area of over 110,000. The hospital has three fully equipped operating rooms with excellent diagnostic imaging and PT services available. Ten days of required ER call per month and the assistance of a hospitalist program that provides inpatient care. Enjoy the quality of life that a smaller town affords within close proximity to urban ammenties. Tennessee also has no state income tax.

About the Hospital

Starr Regional Medical Center - Athens is a 118-bed acute-care facility that serves the area of McMinn, Monroe, and Meigs Counties. Starr Regional Medical Center - Athens is the 2005 recipient of LifePoint Hospitals High Five Award for outstanding performance in all five of the companys core values: quality patient care, creating an excellent workplace for employees, supporting physicians, providing community value and ensuring fiscal responsibility. Sophisticated medical technology is a hallmark of the hospital. Athens Regional offers a state-of-the-art 1.5T MRI Scanner, a 64 slice GE Lightspeed CT Scanner, two ultrasound systems, nuclear medicine, PET/CT and complete x-ray imaging. An in-house Lithotripter (used for the removal of kidney stones) enables patients to receive immediate treatment. Athens Regional also offers a full spectrum of surgical services.

The Community

Athens is a true shoppers delight. The downtown area features a host of boutiques, antique stores and specialty shops. There are also four shopping centers located in the Athens area. Education is an important priority for Athens. There are five schools in the Athens City School System and several four-year colleges in the area. Tennessee Wesleyan College, located in Athens, offers a wide range of majors in its four-year program. The University of Tennessee at both Knoxville and Chattanooga are within easy commuting distance. Also, Cleveland State Community College has a satellite location in Athens and the Workforce Development Center offers several 2-year degree programs and courses. The Tennessee Technology Center at Athens also provides a wide range of programs and certifications.


Whether you fish, hunt, hike or golf, Athens provides a host of recreational opportunities. The area is blessed with majestic mountains, vast forests and many miles of rivers and lake shorelines. Watts Bar Lake is a 39,000-acre recreation area that offers sailing, water skiing or fishing. The nearby beautiful Ocoee River is famous for its white-water rafting and kayaking, and the Tellico River is one of the most scenic trout streams in America. Hiking, fishing and camping are also available at Bald River Falls and in the Cherokee National Forest. Many swimming and tennis facilities and four golf courses, including Ridgewood Golf Club, Springbrook Golf and Country Club, White Oaks Golf Course and Rock Springs Golf Course, are available in Athens and in McMinn County. Located nearby is the Lost Sea, the worlds largest underground lake. Athens has a host of city parks, the biggest of which is the 160-acre Regional Park. It has five lighted softball fields, four soccer fields, concession building, large picnic pavilion and a three-mile nature trail for walking, mountain biking and in-line skating. Athens is also home to the Agriculture Centers and the Southeast Tennessee Trade and Conference Center.
With over 70 hospitals in 22 states, LifePoint Health, a noted leader, offers very competitive financial packages to help physicians begin and grow successful practices. In addition to a generous salary or income guarantee, other incentives may include sign-on bonuses, medical education debt repayment, monthly stipend payments while you are still in training, relocation, marketing and practice start-up assistance. Practice models may vary depending on the market but usually include employment, group practice, partnerships and new practice start-ups. In December 2011, LifePoint became one of only 26 organizations in the country chosen by the Department of Health and Human Services to be a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) in the Partnership for Patients initiative, a nationwide public-private collaboration to improve the quality, safety and affordability of healthcare for all Americans. As a result, LifePoint received funding from 2012-2014 to support additional resources for our quality and patient safety programsalongside our HEN partner, Duke University Health System and Duke Patient Safety Center. The LifePoint HEN was among the top performing HENs in the country in adopting evidence-based best practices to build a culture of safety, reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, and reduce readmissions. Together, we remain unified in striving to achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Come practice where you are needed and appreciated.