General Surgery – Live and work in beautiful northern Lower Michigan

Surgery: General
Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)

Job Overview

Job Id 8593
Verified Date 05/05/2020
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

  • Seeking an excellent BE/BC General Surgeon to join their team.
  • Join an excellent team consisting of 2 B/C surgeons.
  • Bread and butter general surgery with designated surgery days.
  • Access to robotics.
  • This is a full-time, hospital employed position.

Compensation Details

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits
  • Relocation assistance

Community Details

  • Located on the 45th parallel in the heart of beautiful northern Michigan
  • Picturesque northern tip of the lower peninsula of Michigan
  • Gaylord is an exciting destination four season resort area with a safe friendly family atmosphere, great amenities, an abundance of year round activities, and excellent educational offerings in stunning surroundings with an up north ambience.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation   The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting General Surgery Salaries In Detroit. 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 3,816 sqft  Big ranch located in one of Gaylord's most desired neighborhoods.  Awesome setting; both stories have commanding 4+ mi. views of the Sturgeon River Valley & Treetops North. Lower-Level family room w/wet bar, office, & game room; has the same views as the main-floor.  This home can be yours for $350,000.

The Community   Gaylord is a city in and the county seat of Otsego County, Michigan, United States.  A picturesque resort area for everyone to enjoy.

The Employer   As a growing community fixture for more than 65 years, we are committed to the people we serve. We are a 46 bed, acute care hospital offering a range of services and specialties. From our Birthing Center to skilled nursing care facility, Oncology to Orthopedics, rehabilitation to radiology, and everything in-between, we have you covered. Always standing ready to address the healthcare needs for those living, travelling, healing, and loving northern Michigan.

Community Profile

What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 21 miles: Boyne Mountain, MI (BYN) Boyne Mountain Airport
  • 168 miles: Flint, MI (FNT / KFNT) Bishop International Airport
  • 174 miles: Lansing, MI (LAN / KLAN) Capital Region International Airport
  • 192 miles: Grand Rapids, MI (GRR / KGRR) Gerald R. Ford International Airport
  • 318 miles: Green Bay, WI (GRB / KGRB) Austin Straubel International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 203 miles to Detroit, MI
  • 207 miles to Windsor, Canada
  • 209 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 219 miles to London, Canada
  • 231 miles to Kitchener, Canada

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 203 miles to Detroit, MI
  • 207 miles to Windsor, Canada
  • 209 miles to Milwaukee, WI
  • 219 miles to London, Canada
  • 231 miles to Kitchener, Canada

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $109,577 
  • City Cost of Living Index - 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 89.7

Colleges and Universities:

  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 48 miles; Traverse City, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,276)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 74 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 99 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Central Michigan University (about 100 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)
  • Ferris State University (about 101 miles; Big Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,238)


  • White 93.4%
  • Two or more races 2.2%
  • Hispanic 1.8%
  • Asian 1.0%
  • Black 0.9%
  • American Indian 0.7%


  • State Income Tax Rate - 4.25%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.62%

Major Industry:

  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)


  • Otsego County Parks & Recreation
  • Otsego Lake County Park
  • Dumas Park
  • Lost Valley Retreat

Arts & Culture:

  • GACA Art Center & Gallery
  • Bottle Cap Museum
  • Call of the Wild Museum
  • Raven Hill Discovery Center
  • Crawford County Historical Museum

Sports for the Spectator:

  • Battle Creek Bombers - baseball team
  • Detroit Tigers MLB
  • Michigan Wolverines College basketball
  • Detroit Lions NFL

Sports for the Participant:

  • Otsego County Schools Sports Teams
  • Extreme Power Sports
  • Gaylord Youth Football
  • Gaylord Soccer


  • Old Spud Warehouse
  • Ben Franklin Store
  • The Rusty Pelican
  • Isabella's Copper Pot

Top Five things to do:

  1. Call of the Wild Museum 
  2. Gaylord's City Elk Park
  3. Otsego Lake State Park
  4. Up North Blueberry Farm
  5. Aspen Park


Facility Location

City : Gaylord, Michigan,
Population : 4,313,002
MSA Population : 3,648
Community Profile

Contact Information

Todd skertich
Managing Partner
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