Opportunity: Family Medicine, Carilion Family Medicine - Galax
 Opportunity Details
Posted Start Date: Position available immediately
Specialty: Family Medicine, without OB
Other Specialties Considered:

Location: Galax, VA, USA
Practice Setting:

Carilion Medical Associates-Galax is housed in a modern two-story office building with plenty of parking, and conveniently located adjacent to the campus of Duke Lifepoint Twin County Regional Hospital.

Location Overview:

Galax, Virginia is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The City is rich with tradition, shopping, recreation and scenic beauty. A visit to Galax, Virginia offers everything from quaint downtown shops to hiking and Old Time Bluegrass Music festivals. Galax, Virginia is home to the largest Old Time Bluegrass Fiddler's Convention as well as the New River Trail.

 Offer Details
Income Details:

Competitive base salary guarantee for two years with incentive tied to productivity and quality criteria.

Incentive Pay: Yes, productivity-based/RVU compensation plan and bonus incentive
Student Loan Forgiveness:

Yes, available

Partnership Potential: Carilion Employed Position
Relocation Paid: Yes, allowance up to 10,000
Vacation: 20 days
CME: Yes, 5 days plus allowance
Call Coverage: 1:6 from home (Goal)
Other Benefits:
  • Health/Vision with Wellness Incentives and Pharmacy
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Retirement Savings Plans - 403(b) and Deferred Compesnation
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • PAID malpractice and tail
  • Additional incentives available for this position

 Job Description

Carilion Clinic Family Medicine - Galax has an opening for a full-time Family Medicine Physician to join their outpatient only practice of 2 physicians and 4 advanced clinical practitioners in Galax, Virginia. Individuals looking for job-sharing opportunities are also welcomed, and we are extremely flexible and open-minded to individuals potentially looking for these type of arrangements. The practice houses an impressive lab and  x-ray equivalent to small hospital lab & xray departments, offering comprehensive lab services, digital xrays, ultrasound studies, and stress testing.  The practice is further enhanced by a sophisticated EMR (EPIC), centralized patient registration and billing. New Facility opened in January 2020. 

Carilion Clinic, a community-based, integrated health system is an organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. We are the largest not-for-profit integrated health system serving nearly one million people in Virginia, with seven hospitals, 220+ physician practice locations, and 25 GME programs. This network of 750+ multi-specialty physicians in over 70 specialties offers Carilion physicians faster access to patient information and history with a sophisticated, fully integrated electronic medical record system (EPIC) and excellent access to sub-specialty consultation. Our mission driven organization is built on progress and academic partnerships.

Galax, VA is a charming small town rich with heritage located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounded by large city amenities with Winston-Salem, NC located only 1 hr southwest of Galax, Charlotte, NC 1.5 hours south, and Roanoke, VA 2 hours northeast. Work and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle in a place where the people are friendly and the community is safe.Galax offers a family-oriented atmosphere, affordable real estate, low cost of living, and excellent educational opportunities. It is an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers who will enjoy all four seasons. The area offers an unparalleled range of outdoor recreation, including golfing, fishing, hunting, tubing, canoeing, kayaking and hiking. The City of Galax is a trail-head for the New River Trail: a 57 mile linear "Rails to Trails" recreational path ideal for horseback riding, hiking and bicycling. The scenic New River, one of the oldest rivers in the world, flows nearby. Galax is also home to the largest Old Time Bluegrass International Fiddler's Convention and the Blue Ridge Music Center.

Carilion Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We embrace a diverse workforce and provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates without regard to Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Protected Veterans.

Family Medicine Opportunity in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
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Community Overview
Galax is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia on the county line of Grayson and Carroll Counties. It is an independent city with a population of 6,837 and occupies a land area of eight square miles. Galax is located nine miles west of I-77 and served by US highways 58 and 52, along with Virginia 89. Galax is located 82 miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia, 68 miles northwest of Winston-Salem, NC, and about 100 miles north of Charlotte, NC. This region of Southwest Virginia was settled mainly by people from the British Isles (Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland), and they brought with them a love for music. Their fiddles, folk songs, ballads, and an individualism that was suited to carrying out a life in the mountains, set the stage for Old Time and Bluegrass music. In the early 1900's, a farming community grew up along the banks of Chestnut Creek. Known by several different names, the village was located on the boundary line of Grayson and Carroll Counties. Later, when the railroad came into town, the name became Galax, which revolved around the harvesting and shipping of the glossy Galax leaves that grow in the area and continue to be used in floral arrangements. Furniture and mirror industries were also born about this same time. Many folklorists believe that the counties surrounding Galax are richer in traditional music than any in the United States. Annual festivals and weekly gatherings celebrate traditional music. Whether it is the fiddler's convention, square dance, or at one of the many shows that feature Old Time and Bluegrass, the tradition continues in Galax, Virginia.
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 Community Links
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Galax City Public Schools
  • Galax Downtown Association
  • Galax Gazette
  • Galax Tourism
  • Galax, VA
  • Grayson County Public Schools
  • Grayson County, VA
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    Hospital Overview

    Duke Lifepoint Twin County Regional Hospital provides a full range of medical care in Galax. A team of physicians representing over two dozen medical specialties provides a wide range of treatment options that are locally available, including: 24-hr ER Outpatient Surgery ICU/CCU Inpatient Psychiatry Cardiopulmonary EKG/EEG Pharmacy Social Services XRay, including MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Bone Density OB/Gyn Newborn and Pediatric Services Lab Services Rehabilitation Therapy.

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     Hospital Links
  • 2018 Annual report
  • Duke Lifepoint Twin County Regional Hospital (non-Carilion facility)
  • VA Dept of Health Physician Incentives
     Contact Information
    Contact: Amy Marsh, Physician Recruiter
    Physician Recruitment
    213 S Jefferson, Suite Suite
    Roanoke, VA 24011 - 32
    Email: amsilcox@carilionclinic.org
    Phone: (540) 339-8271

     Practice Information
    Practice Name: Carilion Clinic Family Medicine - Galax
    History of group / practice:

    The group was founded in 1973.

    Philosophy of the group:

    Carilion Medical Associates of Galax is a close-knit group of practitioners and support staff caring for our patients and each other. We provide our Blue Ridge mountain community with quality medical services, including office-based primary care, pediatrics, in-house laboratory and digital x-ray, walk-in clinic, evening and weekend urgent care clinic services. Our practice is large enough to provide adequate call coverage for our practitioners not to be overburdened. We take great pride in the services we provide and appreciate the quality of life afforded in this area to us and our families.

    If you are interested in learning more, or if you have knowledge of an individual who may be seeking an excellent practice opportunity, please contact us.