Physician – Emergency Medicine Job in Fort Payne, AL

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

Job Overview

Job Id 7941
Verified Date 08/10/2020
Loan Repayment No Response
Sign on Bonus No Response
Practice Type Employed
Accept J1 Visa No
Accept H1B Visa No
Permanent: Full time


What you need to know

Practice Details


  • Designated Stroke Ready Hospital
  • Employed Position
  • 17 bed ER
  • Average of 25,000 visits annually
  • 24/7 Neurology, Cardiology, GS, ORS
  • Full-time HSP program

Compensation Details

  • Base Salary guarantee plus Productivity Incentives 
  • Commencement Bonus
  • Med Ed Debt Repayment
  • Relocation
  • Stipend during Training
  • Health, Life and Retirement
  • CME, Med Lic and Dues and more!

Community Details

Fort Payne, Alabama has earned the distinction as one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America.” With a population of just over 14,000, citizens enjoy small-town living and quality of life coupled with the amenities and attractions of a big city. Located less than an hour southwest of Chattanooga, Tenn., Fort Payne is nestled between Lookout Mountain and Sand Mountain and boasts a wide array of business, culture and events.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation   The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting Emergency Medicine Salaries In Atlanta, Ga.  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   This 2,280 sq ft, 4 bedroom; 4 bath home offers a spacious master suite on the main level with adjoining bathroom and laundry room. The 3 additional bedrooms are located on the upper most level with one bedroom having a private bathroom. Amenities include hardwood and tile flooring, full kitchen appliance package & gas log fireplace in the living room. Don't overlook the above ground pool, fire pit, and detached storage building. Make plans to view this inviting home situated on a beautiful piece of property!!! This home can be yours for $198,3745

The Community  Ft. Payne is a   town filled with history, culture, and natural beauty. Situated in the mountains of Northeast Alabama, with a population around 15,000, it offers the southern charm of small town living with easy access to other areas such as Birmingham and Chattanooga.

The Employer   a 134-bed, full-service facility, is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The facility offers a full range of services including 24-hour emergency services, an intensive care unit, medical/surgical care, general surgery, out-patient surgery, gastroenterology, urology, orthopaedics and geriatric psychiatric services. Other services include diagnostic imaging (including x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and mammography) cardiac rehab, cardiac catheterization lab and physical therapy.  Also has a sleep center, pharmacy and laboratory and six labor and delivery suites and the Fitness First Wellness program offers an indoor pool, aerobic classes and access to fitness equipment. The campus is located just off I-59 in Fort Payne, AL, near beautiful DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon. Fort Payne is located just forty-five minutes south of Chattanooga, Tennessee and about an hour and twenty minutes from Birmingham.  

Community Profile

What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 93 miles: Birmingham, AL (BHM / KBHM) Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 124 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 159 miles: Nashville, TN (BNA / KBNA) Nashville International Airport
  • 275 miles: Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM) Memphis International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 89 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 90 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 134 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 251 miles to Memphis, TN
  • 259 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 89 miles to Birmingham, AL
  • 90 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 134 miles to Nashville, TN
  • 251 miles to Memphis, TN
  • 259 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $177,671
  • City Cost of Living Index - 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 88.8

Colleges and Universities:

  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 14 miles; Rainsville, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,409)
  • Berry College (about 32 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Snead State Community College (about 32 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 35 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 35 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 36 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 44 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)


  • Males: 6,936 (49.1%)
  • Females: 7,189 (50.9%)
  • Median resident age: 38.1 years
  • White alone 24.0%
  • Hispanic 3.7%
  • Black alone 2.5%
  • Two or more races 0.6%



  • State Income Tax Rate - .33%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - .33%
  • Property Tax Rate - .33%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)


Fort Payne takes great pride in its beautiful parks and superb recreation facilities. On sunny afternoons and cool evenings our parks are teeming with families playing and people enjoying the walking trails. Squeals of delight can be heard around town as children enjoy the numerous playgrounds. From City Park, our oldest, to the Alabama Walking Park, our newest, there is something that will delight everyone

Our well maintained Sports Complex is home to junior baseball, softball, and soccer, as well as adult leagues in both soccer and softball. The Will’s Valley Recreation Center is state-of-the-art, and is home to various basketball and racquetball leagues, group fitness and martial arts classes, and fitness equipment.

Our Parks and Recreation Department received the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association Agency of the Year in 2014.

Arts & Culture:

  • Mentone Arts and Culture Center
  • Fort Payne Dekalb Theatre
  • Alabama Fan Club And Museum
  • Fort Payne Depot Museum
  • Fort Payne Opera House

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Alabama Crimson Tide University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
  • Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Huntsville
  • Alabama State Hornets and Lady Hornets Alabama State University Montgomery
  • Auburn Tigers Auburn University

Sports for the Participant:

  • Fort Payne Sports Complex
  • Fort Payne Skate Park
  • Fort Payne Parks and Recreation
  • Wills Valley Rec Center


  • Little River Sock Mill (Mill Shop)
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Big Mill Antique Mall
  • Hammers Department Store


Top Five things to do:

  1. Fort Payne Depot Museum
  2. DeSoto State Park
  3. Alabama Fan Club And Museum
  4. Little River Canyon National Preserve
  5. Alabama Walking Trail Park


Facility Location

City : Fort Payne, Alabama,
Population : 455,448
MSA Population : 14,125
Community Profile

Contact Information

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