Orthopedic Hand Surgeon

Watson Clinic
Lakeland, Florida
May 01, 2019
Apr 30, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Watson Clinic, a 220+ physician multispecialty group in Lakeland, FL (between Tampa and Orlando) is seeking an exceptional surgeon to join our existing hand surgeon in a 100% adult & pediatric hand surgery practice and call coverage.   Our orthopedic team also includes 6 other surgeons specializing in sports medicine, total joint, hand and trauma.  Physicians starting practice will enjoy the internal referral network and the support of senior partners and experienced staff with no practice start-up costs.   Very competitive first year salary with benefits including signing bonus, relocation assistance, paid malpractice, CME allowance, and opportunity for partnership.   Option to practice general orthopedics and take orthopedic call if desired.  

Located within 2 blocks of the 850-bed hospital and surgery center, the clinic is equipped with onsite digital imaging (CT, MRI, PET), EMG, full-service laboratory, urgent care and occupational/physical/hand therapy services. 

  • Physician owned & operated private practice with a national reputation
  • No start-up costs for office practices
  • Guaranteed salary + bonus with transition to a compensation based on productivity after the first year
  • Benefits include relocation assistance, malpractice insurance, and CME & dues allowance, paid time off, 401(k)/Keogh & more.
  • Opportunity for partnership
  • Exceptional suburban setting & varied patient mix. 
  • EPIC – Electronic Medical Records

Facility and Organization

Since our inception in 1941, Watson Clinic has evolved into one of the largest and most successful medical groups in the Southeast. Our multi-disciplinary medical team collaborate closely to ensure continuity of care for each patient.  As a result, patients enjoy more efficient and convenient referrals within the various departments of the Clinic network.  We have experienced staff and outstanding subspecialty support and great working relationships with referring physicians and the local community. The clinic is equipped with extensive diagnostic testing equipment and the latest technology EHR with remote access. This stable, financially sound practice is governed by a physician Board of Directors.   Benefits include malpractice insurance, relocation assistance and signing bonuses. 


Although the population continues to grow, Lakeland's cost of living and property taxes remain among the lowest in the state.  Lakeland is within an hour of two of the nation's best airports, Tampa and Orlando International, and is conveniently located near Interstate 4 (I-4) along the stretch of Florida’s High Tech Corridor. Our centralized location ensures a healthy environment where locally owned shops and restaurants thrive, as well as some of the largest manufacturers and nationally-recognized companies such as FedEx, Publix Supermarkets, Geico Insurance and Rooms-To-Go furniture. Lakeland's cultural diversity rivals that of the country's largest metropolitan regions.  From the internationally renowned architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, situated on the Florida Southern College campus, to the stimulating sounds of the acclaimed Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Lakeland harbors a medley of cultural treats to suit any palate.  The community nurtures the creative instincts of our youth at the Harrison School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and a training complex that offers expert instruction in the fields of dance, theatre, art and music.

With year-round moderate weather, 243 days of sunshine, some of the country’s best sports teams and world-renowned attractions, Lakeland is an ideal place to live! Residents not only appreciate local attractions such as the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In (2nd largest air show in the U.S.) and Legoland, but also what’s available in nearby Tampa and Orlando–- NFL's Tampa Bay Bucs, NHL's Tampa Bay Lightening, MLB's Tampa Bay Rays, NBA’s Orlando Magic, Disney World, Universal Studios,  Sea World, and Busch Gardens. Lakeland is also the spring training home for the Detroit Tigers with Clinic physicians serving as the official medical provider for their Florida operation. With 13 lakes within the city limits, and 550 throughout the county, residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including water skiing, fishing and boating. Golfers enjoy lush private and public golf courses.

We welcome your interest and invite you to contact us for more details!

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