Physician Job Search: Opportunity Details

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Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyFamily Medicine
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNegotiable
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedRetention

About Our Opportunity

Avera Spencer Family Care is seeking a board certified or board eligible family medicine physician interested in performing Obstetrics services to join an existing group of thirteen family medicine physicians and four midlevel providers.

  • Employed position with Avera McKennan Hospital
  • Market area 30,000 population
  • Call schedule proportional for all physicians
  • Spencer Hospital – 99 bed facility, community-owned
  • Abben Cancer Center:  Radiation and Medical Oncology Services
  • In-patient mental health unit
  • New ICU
  • EICU – 2 beds
  • Filmless Imaging
  • Electronic Medical Record
  • Diverse medical staff allows patients to stay close to home for most services.
  • Average 300 deliveries per year
  • EPA manages ER 24/7, Physicians can moonlight for EPA
  • Dialysis unit in Spencer and Spirit Lake
  • Hospitalist Program will be available but not required to use
  • Highly competitive salary and benefits package

The Hospital

Spencer Hospital is a 99-bed hospital with an 8-bed ICU and 18-bed inpatient mental health unit.  They have about 265 births per year and the ER is staffed by emergency medicine physicians.  The hospital opened the Abben Cancer Center in 1997 to provide radiation treatments to cancer patients.  The hospital opened their Warner Dialysis Center in 1994 and another dialysis unit in nearby Spirit Lake, Iowa in July of 2002.  Spencer Hospital medical staff includes:  10 family practice physicians, 5 general surgeons, 4 orthopedic surgeons, 2 ophthalmologists, 2 urologists, 1 ENT, 1 radiation oncologist,  2 radiologists, 2 pathologists, 3 emergency medicine physicians, 1 oral surgeon, 1 plastics and reconstructive surgeon, 2 psychiatrists, 1 podiatrist, and  1 dermatologist.  

The hospital has an electronic medical record and is a filmless environment for diagnostic imaging.  The hospital recently constructed a new surgery center, along with 40 new inpatient rooms.  In addition, a new ICU will be constructed in 2008.

The Community

Spencer offers five K-6 elementary schools. Three elementary schools are public, one is Catholic and one is Lutheran. There is one public junior high for 7th and 8th graders and one public high school.


Spencer, Iowa has a shopping area downtown and also has an enclosed shopping mall with 27 retail stores and various professional services. The Spencer Family YMCA has 2 indoor pools, running track, handball courts, gymnasiums and a Nautilus Center.  A new 2 acre outdoor Aquatic Center complex was built in 1997 which offers swimming lessons and water activities to people of all ages.  There are two 18-hole golf courses in Spencer.  The cultural opportunities include: Arts on Grand, Park Art, the Parker Historical Museum and the Spencer Community Theater.  Spencer is only 15 miles south of the lakes region of Okoboji and Spirit Lake, Iowa which offers boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, 7 golf courses and 26 miles of well surfaced bike trails.  Our chamber website is

Facility & Address

  • Spencer Hospital
  • 1200 First Ave. E 101 Spencer IA 51301


Contact Information

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