Practice Description: Established in 1954, the Elkhart Clinic is a physician-owned multi-specialty group practice with 36 physicians in 16 different specialties and sub-specialties; 40% primary care (general internal medicine and family medicine) and 60% surgical and non-surgical specialists. Onsite comprehensive laboratory, imaging services including MRI and CT-PET, infusion center, EEG, AEEG, EMG-NCV. eCW EMR.
Area Description: Elkhart, Indiana, just 2 miles south of the Michigan border, is called the “City with a Heart.” Elkhart is a family-friendly community with a wide range of recreational activities for every season from water skiing in the summers to snow skiing in the winters. Chicago, Indianapolis, Indiana Dunes National Park, and Lake Michigan are just a short drive away, with the University of Notre Dame’s beautiful campus within minutes. Elkhart County’s population is 205,000 and offers 7 public school systems and over 50 private schools. Elkhart, known as the “RV Capital of the World” and the “Band Instrument Capital of the World,” provides a strong manufacturing economy with a concentration in recreational vehicles and manufactured housing. Low unemployment. Indiana is a malpractice friendly state for physicians.
Qualifications and Training: Board certified or board eligible considered if residency completed in last 5 years. Excellent communication skills are required.
Clinic Hours: Monday through Thursday, Friday until noon.
Practice Environment: Private physician office with exam and procedure rooms as needed. Front office, back-office and support staff as needed. Biologic infusion center in the same office suite.
Hospital Environment: Modern, financially sound, full-service 270-bed single community hospital; 23-bed ICU, 30-bed PCU; located within one mile from the Clinic. Good working relationship with hospital administration and medical staff.
Call Rotation: Participate in internal medicine call rotation (4 days a month) or take your own call.
Compensation: Annual guarantee $280,000 guarantee for two years with quarterly worked RVU incentive, signing bonus, relocation assistance and annual CME allowance.
Membership/Partnership Opportunity: Expectation of ownership in Elkhart Clinic LLC and Elkhart Clinic Building LLC within two years, which provides significant additional compensation opportunity. Very favorable compensation for members/owners.
Reimbursement Environment: Clinic participates in traditional fee-for-service contracts with most Medicare, commercial and preferred provider plans; a few of these plans offer bonus incentives for quality performance. Clinic also participates in certain value-based preferred provider contracts that requiring the documentation and submission of cost and quality data. Low Medicaid and uninsured.
Number of existing physicians in specialty: One for practice. Only one in Elkhart County. Closest Rheumatologist > 10 miles away (Mishawaka & Ft Wayne)
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