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Breast Surgery (SA197659) Birmingham, Alabama

ESR Healthcare
Birmingham, AL
November 10, 2019

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Breast Surgery (SA197659) Birmingham, Alabama

This Birmingham Health System is seeking a Board certified/board eligible General Surgeon, specializing in Breast Surgery. Job features include the following.

100% Breast Surgery practice

No General Surgery responsibilities or ER call

Patient population > 15,000. Founded in 1994 by Dr. Susan Winchester. Specializing in breast care for the entirety of the practice; however, in December of 2010 made the official change from general surgery to breast and endocrine only.

Collection guarantee

Pathway to partnership

CME paid time off

Malpractice, Medical and Dental covered at no cost

3 weeks of vacation per year

Dues paid for professional memberships

Board certified in Surgery, preferred fellowship in SSO or ASBS. Willing to train new grad in ultrasound guided and stereotactic guided procedures.

Not willing to sponsor a visa, MD only, American trained

EMR in place: MediTouch by health Fusion. Meaningful Use Stage 1 attestation completed successfully. PQRS through ASBS clinical registry.

5 exam rooms with adequate space for expansion

Fully staffed at this time for 1 physician. Plan to add additional staffing as needed upon hiring second physician.

Use Hospitalist for medical care post operatively

Block scheduling

Full clinic day = 30 – 40 patients. If patient needs a biopsy, they do it same-say in-office so their patient numbers are not as high as some practices.

Thyroid biopsies and thyroid aspirations are not required of the new surgeon. Dr. Winchester likes to do these and kept this part of her general surgery practice.

Procedures in-office: ultrasound, stereotactic biopsies, aspirations, incision and drainage, some minor excisional surgery with local anesthesia

Payer mix: 60% Blue Cross, 30% Medicare, 5% United Health Care, 5% all others. Do not accept Medicaid. Do take AL Breast & Cervical Early Detection Program with the Department of Health. It is federally funded for the uninsured and underinsured.

Rounds required only on post-operative patients for discharge management. No unattached or general surgery call.

Would anticipate call coverage of personal patients with cross-coverage schedule worked out for vacation/out-of-town times.

Moral values very important.

Everything centers on the patient.

Same day diagnosis.

Genetic testing and BRACA testing available when indicated.

Philosophy of caring for patients’ body, mind and spirit.

In-office diagnostic breast health including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic (Intact Breast Lesion Excision System) and ultrasound guided biopsy, balloon insertion for accelerated partial breast irradiation (Mammosite and Contura)

On-site radiologist

Walk into volume in this highly respected practice, multi-state referral base with a patient population in excess of 12,000. A great partnership opportunity with huge potential!

This health system is part of the nation’s largest non-profit health system and the largest Catholic health system in the world, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.