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Full Spectrum Family Medicine (With OB) Physician Opportunity in Central Minnesota

Location: Melrose, MN
Company: Integrity Healthcare
Employment type: Permanent
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Join a cohesive group that prides themselves in teamwork for the common good of taking care of their patients and themselves. This practice centers on the essence of the family medicine experience

• 6 MDs and 5 nurse practitioners
• Full Spectrum FM with OB: C/S available with back-up system
• Call is about once per week.
• Outreach resources
• Locum tenens cover the ER on weekends
• Critical Access hospital, Nursing Home, Dementia Unit, Independent Living Apartments, and Clinic under one roof
• Health profession shortage area
• Large Sign on bonus available

  • Currently 6 Physicians and 5 NP’ s/PA’ s-Plan is to have 7 physicians.
  • Average 20 patients/ day in clinic
  • 4 days/week is full-time
  • New Hospital opened in 2017
  • Good Close group of Physicians- get along well together and work will with all staff
  • Patient Satisfaction Score is 90.7 overall which is over the 60th percentile nationally
  • Good Reputation & quality medical staff
  • Service area is around 16, 500

  • HPSA Loan Repayment available Score of 9- theoretically could get all loan debt paid through this program. State loan repayment
  • System Loan Repayment available
  • Signing Bonus
  • 5 weeks vacation
  • CME
  • Life Insurance – 2 X annual salary up to a maximum of $280, 000
  • Health Insurance- provide family coverage with minimal cost to physician
  • Disability- short term & long term
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • 401K
  • Relocation


1: 6; plan to get to 1: 7

Call is about once per week. Our physicians back-up the nurse practitioners during the week- once per week for each NP. This has worked well. We have weekend locum tenens for the ER (Friday eve – Monday morning.) Our weekend on-call physician does rounds, Saturday morning clinic, admissions and assists with major trauma, if necessary.


C-section, tubal ligation, D& C Curettage, OB Ultrasound, LEEP, Colposcopy, Anterior & Posterior Nasal Packing, Vasectomy ( No scalpel types as well as traditional & vas clip), IUD insertions, simple lesion removals, repair laceration, incision and drainage procedure


Average Between 90-100 Births. 2019 for 11 months had 118 births. 30 of those were C-sections.

C-Sections average 26%

Primary (first time C-Sections) 14%

Two Birthing Suites

Rural Health Certification

HPSA designated area so eligible for Federal Loan Repayment Programs

$60, 000 for 2 years received by other physician- can reapply every 2 years

State loan programs and Health System loan repayment monies.

Part of the Rural Health Alliance

Payer and Population Mix

Private Insurance 60-65%; Medicare & Medical Assistance 35-40% Self Pay 5%

15 % Hispanic population- interpreter on staff and use interpreters through “ The Bridge”- or the phone

Population- 36.3% 1-24 years; 24.6% 25 to 44; 30-60 years; 20.4% 45 to 64; 18.9% 65-over

Clinic Building

Clinic expanded and was remodeled in 2010

Physician has own office and 3 exam rooms, own nurse- same nurse every day.

2 procedure rooms

Average pts/day = 20-25

  • New Hospital opened in 2017
  • There are approximately 270 Employees/140 volunteers of the Hospital and Nursing Home.
  • Critical Access Hospital- 25 beds- Average Daily Census is 5 pts
  • 1883 ER visits for 2013
  • Averages 157/month
  • Transfers 149
  • Summer months are a little higher
  • Ambulance makes 190 runs/year transferring pts out- approximately 7.7%
  • 650 admits/year for the hospital including births
  • 20, 017 Hospital outpatient visits
  • 444 total surgeries
  • 2 Surgical Suites for inpatient and same-day surgeries
  • Imaging provided by RDR 16 slice CT Scanner, ultrasound, dexascan, EKG,
  • MRI comes 2x/week; Nuclear Medicine comes 2X/week

  • Full-service, 24-hour Acute and Long-term Care
    Speech Therapy
  • 24-hour Emergency Care
  • Inpatient and same-day surgery- 2 surgical suites
  • 24-hour laboratory and X-ray
  • Mobile Imaging Services
  • In-house Imaging - CT scanning, ultrasound, EKG, dexascan
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Swingbed and Transitional Care admissions
  • Hospice Care
  • Independent Living Apartments
  • Home Health and Homemaker Services
  • Diet Instruction by a Registered Dietician
  • Epilepsy and Cancer Support Groups
  • Prenatal and Sibling Classes
  • Newborn Hearing Testing
  • 75 Bed Nursing Home with 27 Bed Alzheimer’ s unit
  • 42 unit senior apartment complex
  • Home Care /Hospice since 1990-91

Teaching Opportunities
  • Family Medicine Residents can arrange a rotation. Most are from U of M/SCH Program
  • There are two third year students and two fourth year students from Kirksville Osteopathic College.
  • SIM program- 3 week rotations thru U of M Duluth


Some outreach is done in the clinic, some is done in the hospital.

Our visiting physicians include specialists in:
  • Allergy
  • audiology
  • cardiology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • oncology
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopedics
  • Pain Clinic
  • podiatry
  • psychiatry- adult and child & adolescent
  • psychology
  • radiology
  • Sleep
  • urology

We have expanded the facilities to include a new clinic, new outpatient services area, a pharmacy, dental clinic, eye clinic, expanded parking facilities, a helicopter pad, & other improvements.

The health system includes a 25-bed community hospital with an attached 75-bed skilled nursing home and 42-unit senior apartment building. We offer a full range of health care services and convenient access to a variety of specialists.
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