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VIRGINIA - General / Comprehensive or Glaucoma Ophthalmologist for Partnership with 6 Doctor Practice

A market leading, 30-year-old group practice in Virginia is recruiting a GENERAL / COMPREHENSIVE or GLAUCOMA Ophthalmologist for their growing 6 doctor organization. This group is hiring for succession planning purposes as its senior partners will begin the process of winding down over the next several years.  The incoming ophthalmologist will work with 2 great physician mentors and another young M.D. while inheriting a large share of the retiring doctors’ clinical and surgical work.

This 3 MD, 3 OD group is a comprehensive ophthalmology practice. The majority of patients here are seen for: cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and laser surgery, low vision, macular degeneration, lids, retina issues, specialty fitting contacts, and glasses.  Annual patient visits exceed 16,200 and surgery procedures are over 3,700.  Patient encounters and attendant surgical volume are expected to rise dramatically as population growth projections anticipate an increase of more than 30% over the next decade.  The team of doctors works out of one large, primary office so the incoming ophthalmologist will not be commuting to satellites.  The office building and in house optical department is a 9,500 square feet space in a high visibility area and is being expanded to 13,000 square feet.  Once expansion is complete there will be 30 lanes at the office.  The largest hospital in the county is across the street. Surgeries are performed at the hospital and the practice enjoys a very close, agreeable relationship with them.

The doctors, like staff are gracious and generous with their talents and time.  They share their care and expertise through local and international eye care relief efforts in Central and South America, China and Africa.  They provide ongoing local eye care help to their community plus an annual “Free Day” of services. A mission-minded ophthalmologist is a distinct plus for this team but is not a prerequisite for employment or partnership.

Downtown, you’ll find a charming city with friendly, down-to-earth people.  The city center is built around a large, winding river which at one time was the natural force behind the manufacturing, textile and tobacco industries of years past.  Today you’ll see a Southern town being transformed by the repurposing of these historic mills and warehouses.  These attractive relics are now lofts, condos and businesses. The streets downtown hold their own unique charm.  They are surprisingly hilly and offer scenic vistas of the river and of the city center.  A large portion of revitalization investment includes parks, paths and other green spaces.  There are over 14 miles, and growing, of paved walking and biking trails.  This is an attractive draw for visitors and a local favorite. The trails are a beautiful, restful sanctuary for nature lovers and active types alike and having access to safe, well-trafficked recreation in your own backyard is a big plus. These nature trails wander in and out of the city and along the river. Many of the town’s festivals, concerts and activities are centered around the downtown river district.

Economically, the region is home to corporate giants like Goodyear, Nestle and IKEA.  A large local health care system, education and government are also big employers here. The town’s direct population is 45,000 and the service area is considerably larger than that. People are drawn here for the overall quality of life, affordable cost of living and sense of community that can be rediscovered in smaller towns.  Physicians with children will be pleased to know that the area high school received a National Blue Ribbon award and a “Best High Schools” commendation.  The community is a wonderful place to live and work, however, when the urge to go urban strikes, you’ll find one of North Carolina’s largest metropolitan areas is just a short drive away.  

There’s a lot more to learn about the people at this ophthalmology practice and the area in which it is based. Please send us a note at info@christianeye.net to learn more.

 

 
 
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