Excellent Long Term Private Practice Gastroenterology Opportunity in North Alabama

Decatur Morgan Hospital
Facility: Decatur Morgan Hospital 
Address: 1201 7th Street SE 
Decatur, AL 35601 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Gastroenterology 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Negotiable
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Excellent Long Term Private Practice Gastroenterology Opportunity in North Alabama

Decatur, Alabama is located on the Tennessee River and boasts a rich heritage and a dynamic future.  Here you’ll find economic prosperity, cultural diversity, and community spirit combined to make Decatur a Grand City on a Charming Scale.


Guaranteed base salary for two years while progressing to partnership | Practice has been in same location for 30 years and is the oldest gastroenterology practice in the area | Responsibilities include one hospital and one surgery center – both within walking distance from practice | Practice offers benefits and many other perks.

  • Only one weekend call per month.
  • Full hospitalist support; all admissions done by hospitalist.
  • Only consults required in hospital.
  • Alabama has one of the lowest malpractice insurance rates in the nation.
  • ERCP not required, but would be a positive.
  • No EUS. Procedure is performed within the system at the Huntsville Hospital campus.
  • No pediatrics.
  • Complete flexibility to design your own schedule.
  • Established local specialties for support with system support for subspecialty needs.
  • Supportive, collegial atmosphere.
  • Electronic Medical Records fully implemented.
  • Experienced clinical and support staff assigned to each provider.
  • Flexible scheduling for providers.
  • Practice offers long-term growth potential.
  • Ability to come in and be busy right away.

Community and Area Highlights

  • Located on the banks of The Tennessee River.
  • Less than 80 miles from Birmingham and Nashville and approximately 30 miles from Huntsville.
  • Within hours to a variety of vacation destinations, including beaches, lakes, mountains, and amusement parks.
  • Easy access to an international airport.
  • Live and work in a safe, friendly community that offers excellent educational opportunities and an abundance of recreational activities that your entire family can enjoy.
  • Low cost of living, affordable housing available in the community including suburban neighborhoods, historic downtown neighborhoods, and riverfront.
  • Strong industrial and manufacturing base gives residents stable employment opportunities and ensures a population with reliable health insurance for a consistent patient payer mix.

Decatur Morgan Hospital, part of the Huntsville Hospital Health System, is an award-winning, community hospital serving Morgan County. Innovative, personal care is available at 4 locations that include two acute care facilities, a free standing behavioral health facility and a free standing Rehab/Wellness Center. With a medical staff comprised of more than 200 physicians and 1300 employees, it is one of the largest employers in the county.

  • Emergency Services
  • General and Acute Care
  • Numerous surgical specialties
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Breast Health Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • PT, OT, & speech therapy
  • Women’s Services
  • Gastroenterology
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Orthopedics
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Urology

Decatur General grew into a 273 bed acute care hospital with an additional 64 bed behavioral health facility, with a medical staff of more than 200 physicians and more than 1000 employees. Parkway Medical Center, also an acute care facility, became licensed for 120 beds, with a medical staff of 175 physicians and more than 400 employees. Each hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and together serve more than 250,000 people in 5 counties. Despite this growth, in early 2012, it became clear that there was a need for one unified, not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in Morgan County. Huntsville Hospital System, purchased Parkway Medical Center, and later entered into a lease arrangement with Decatur General to form Decatur Morgan Hospital. The entity currently has four locations in Morgan County - the Decatur General Campus, Parkway Campus, West Campus and the Danville Road Campus and there is room for continued facility growth. The goal is to provide the best, most effective healthcare that meets the needs of our community while reducing duplication of services. As the organizational structure continues to evolve, one thing is certain; our customers can rely on the same high quality care and services that they have always known.

Even though the delivery of healthcare has and will continue to change, our mission has not. We are committed to caring for our patients. With the help of our physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and volunteers, we will continue to deliver the highest quality and most compassionate health services for our community. Caring for the community is a privilege we take seriously.

Decatur’s richly storied past of opportunity, prosperity, diversity and determination has shaped the city that we are today – a Grand City on a Charming Scale.

From families whose ancestors first settled this fertile river valley to newcomers who move to the area because of our progressive business environment, our City’s welcoming spirit and sense of community are what make Decatur home to a diverse group of people. Our award-winning schools and family-friendly, safe neighborhoods make Decatur a great place to raise a family.

Decatur’s business climate is as progressive as it is diverse. We are home to industrial giants such as United Launch Alliance, Nucor Steel, Daikin America, and 3M as well as award-winning small retailers like Big Bob Gibson’s Barbecue and Morgan Price Candy Company.

Outdoor recreation is a year-round staple in Decatur. Folks take advantage of our location on the Tennessee River for boating, water skiing, and fishing from the first warm days of Spring through those late, lazy Fall days when the sun on the water beckons. In Decatur, one of the ways we build a strong community is providing wonderful city parks and recreation facilities. Point Mallard Park features 750 acres for recreational use with year-round activities, including the J. Gilmer Blackburn Aquatic Center, golf course, indoor ice rink, hiking/biking trails by the river, sports fields and campground. The Jack Allen Sports Complex is our new 77-acre park that provides 30 acres of laser-graded and irrigated soccer and football fields. Festivals throughout the year bring our citizens and neighbors from around the region together to celebrate with music, balloons, food and fun. Other ways to have fun in Decatur include the North Alabama Birding Trail, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Riverwalk Marina, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, two historic districts, and unique shopping and dining experiences.

Decatur is less than 90 miles from Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL and only a short 30 minute drive from Huntsville, AL, the "Space Capital of the South".


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Contact: Candace Pettey 
Phone: 256-973-3395
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