You're an amazing EyeMD and you've got endless opportunities across America (because the baby boomer MD's are getting out of Dodge). How do you decide? Location? Money? Autonomy? Ownership? Growth potential? Practice culture?
Yes to all of that. Don't compromise on any of these things. Ophthalmology is an amazing career, but not if you join a sucky, dying, stodgy practice.
If you are a highly skilled, motivated, and genuinely friendly surgeon (no snobs please), launch a fantastic career with us, in our gorgeous, state-of-the-art, free-standing, 24,000 sf eye center with full optical, technical, and administrative support.
Plan on starting with 500 cataracts per year in a sexy new multispecialty ASC (which you should buy into).
Work with every conceivable type of patient, injury, and medical/surgical eye disease, in collaboration with me and our four fabulous, eminently capable ODs.
This is not the boonies. We currently offer Symfony/PanOptix and toric IOLs, iTrack cannaloplasty, iStents, SLTs, PIs, blephs, and minor office adventures, but refer out for trabs, cornea/refractive, retina, peds, and complex plastics. Our OD's are experts with contact lenses (including complex scleral fits) and handle all non-surgical glaucoma, AMD, etc with excellence. Feel free to add new services and overflow our parking lot! Lots of latitude.
We are consummate brats, with every diagnostic/treatment gadget that we want, and a Formula One racing simulator that I plan to start using more, when you take this job. We work our technicians, scribes, and opticians like rented mules, to make the docs' day easier. Our expert full-time IT, HR, and billing pit crew will keep your productivity maximized. We'll be off of paper charts in the next 3 months, with me kicking and screaming, and gnashing my teeth.
You will make great money, with every benefit there is. Prepare to be amazed! I didn't want to have to do this, but to sweeten the deal, we'll even throw in bug spray, bear spray, hairspray (it can get windy), snowshoes and a snowmobile (circa 1992)!
We're looking for a long-term partnership relationship, with all the responsibilities that requires (yes, Mitch, there will be on-call duties...and meetings), but you'll be treated like royalty. I want to work for 15 more years, and turn the helm over to you within 10 years. I don't think this is the place for a long term employed (non-ownership) position. Instead, we want you to be an owner, and share in the work and it's rewards.
Wolf Eye Center is strategically located in suburban Wasilla, in the Mat-Su Valley of southcentral Alaska. It's a spectacular setting of natural beauty with endless outdoor recreation possibilities, excellent schools, small town charm, actual cultural events, minimal traffic, no commuting, paltry sales tax, and no state income tax…
And there's tons of cute furry stuff to shoot at. And then eat?!? I'm vegetarian...I don't get it, really.
Please visit www.alaskavisit.com for an intro to our area. It's mostly true! And again, this isn't the edge of the earth. I'm from New Jersey, and I believe we've got pretty much every urban/suburban amenity here. Except decent pizza. It's awful. I have to make it on the grill.
I really look forward to discussing this position with you. Please email your situation to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the cell (907-232-8046...remember AK is 1 hour earlier than Pacific time).
Evan Wolf, MD PhD
Show up! Be yourself (...if you're amazing. If you're not, be better).
We are a medical, surgical, and optical practice serving a relatively ornery population of 100k.
Our mission is to improve people's lives by maximizing their health and vision, with compassion and excellence.