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.
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
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)
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.