Ideal Primary Care Opportunity with OB Option in Central MN

Family Medicine
Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)

Job Overview

Job Id 5244
Verified Date 08/10/2020
Loan Repayment No Response
Sign on Bonus No Response
Practice Type Employed
Accept J1 Visa Yes
Accept H1B Visa No
Permanent: Full time


What you need to know

Practice Details

  • Positions available for Family Medicine physicians looking to join a stable and collaborative practice 
  • OB and non-OB positions are available.
  • A diverse patient population will support the success of both.
  • A team of 9 FM physicians and 11 advanced care providers

Compensation Details

  • Guaranteed full-time salary 
  • Competitive benefits package along
  • $15k signing bonus
  • Relocation expenses 
  • Loan repayment options

Community Details

  • Wadena is ideally situated with easy access to the Twin Cities
  • Community character with safe neighborhoods, state-of-the-art school, a progressive wellness center and a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation   The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Family Medicine Salaries In Minneapolis. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market   4 beds 3 baths 3,364 sqft Modern, well maintained home in desirable, quiet neighborhood in SW Wadena. Located in Ottertail county for reduced property taxes. Property within city limits, but feels like country living.  This home can be yours for $389,900.

The Community   Wadena is a city in Otter Tail and Wadena counties in the State of Minnesota. It is about one hundred sixty miles northwest of the Minneapolis Saint Paul metro area. 

The Employer   Is the center of care delivery for the central Minnesota region. Offering primary and secondary services in multiple locations,  has grown to be the largest hospital in Todd and Wadena counties and the only one approved the Joint Commission. 

Community Profile

What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 97 miles: Fargo, ND (FAR / KFAR) Hector International Airport
  • 166 miles: Duluth, MN (DLH / KDLH) Duluth International Airport
  • 172 miles: Minneapolis, MN (MSP / KMSP) Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 135 miles to Minneapolis, MN
  • 142 miles to Saint Paul, MN
  • 257 miles to Winnipeg, Canada
  • 359 miles to Madison, WI
  • 360 miles to Omaha, NE

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 135 miles to Minneapolis, MN
  • 142 miles to Saint Paul, MN
  • 257 miles to Winnipeg, Canada
  • 359 miles to Madison, WI
  • 360 miles to Omaha, NE

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $117,312
  • City Cost of Living Index -  75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 99.7

Colleges and Universities:

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 42 miles; Alexandria, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 45 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 72 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)


  • 94.8% White alone
  • 1.6% Two or more races
  • 1.5% Black alone
  • 1.4% Hispanic
  • 0.4% Asian alone


  • State Income Tax Rate - 7.53%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6.88%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.33%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.05%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)



  • Maslowski Wellness & Research Center
  • Blacks Grove Park
  • Sunnybrook Park
  • Wadena Hockey Arena

Arts & Culture:

  • Wadena Memorial Auditorium
  • Minnesota's National Historic Landmarks
  • The New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Minnesota Twins are an MLB team
  • St. Paul Saints are an American Association team
  • Minnesota Lynx are a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
  • Minnesota Vikings are an NFL team

Sports for the Participant:

  • Whitetail Run Golf Course
  • Wadena Hockey Arena
  • Fitness , Hockey, Indoor Skating
  • YMCA Madena, MN
  • Wadena Deer Creek Little League


  • 1776 A Clothing Revolution
  • Sweet Pickins
  • Walmart Supercenter


Top Five things to do:

  1. Cozy Theatre
  2. Blacks Grove Park
  3. Whitetail Run Golf Course
  4. Whitetail Run Golf Course
  5. The Depot in Wadena


Facility Location

City : Wadena, Minnesota,
Population : 3,600,618
MSA Population : 4,103
Community Profile

Contact Information

Todd skertich
Managing Partner
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