General Surgery

Southeast Health
Facility: Southeast Health 
Address: 1108 Ross Clark Circle 
Dothan, AL 36301 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Surgery : General 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Hospital employed general surgery practice seeks additional surgeon to join them practicing a mix of “bread and butter” surgery, e.g., hernia repair, cholecystectomy, colon resection, vascular access procedures and some trauma surgery. Exceptional referral base with strong primary care physician referral sources from several counties. Call 1:4. Robust hospitalist service provides medical consultative support for non-surgical issues. Dothan, Alabama is recognized nationally as a best place to raise kids* and a best place to retire**. Our community offers a low cost of living, excellent educational facilities and traditional southern hospitality


Practice Highlights:

•Only one office location so there is no travel time involved driving to various hospitals.

•Office is located on SE Helth campus which provides easy access to hospital, emergency dept. and surgical services

•Call 1:4

•Neurosurgery, vascular, anesthesia and pulm/ critical care support available 24/7

•22 ORs with 2 endovascular suites

•Level 2 trauma center with EM residency trained physicians (65,000 annual visits)

•2 private nephrology groups serve as additional referral base

•SE Health Serves over 800,000 in a 13 county, 75-mile radius


 Benefits include:

•Interviewing expenses

•A signing bonus and relocation expense allowance

•Competitive Salary with comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to health insurance, malpractice

•Competitive first year salary with productivity bonus after first year


Southeast Health, a 420 bed facility established in 1957, is one of the largest not-for- profit tertiary referral centers in Alabama. Owned and operated by the Houston County Healthcare Authority, it serves over 800,000 in a 75 mile radius around Dothan, Houston County and its surrounding tri-state (AL- FL- GA) area.  320 active medical staff spanning every specialty. 2,800 dedicated employees

  • 20 ORs with state of the art technology including 2 hybrid vascular ORs & open heart surgery suites
  • Extensive general, vascular and cardiovascular surgical services available
  • 32 ICU beds with pulmonary/ critical care consultation available 24/7 
  • Comprehensive radiology services including 2 interventional labs (cardiology and vascular) and 2 short-bore MRIs, 3 CT scanners (including 64 row CT) and Pet Scanner.
  • Radiologist in house 24/7 for advanced consultations
  • Medical hospitalist program provides ED unassigned coverage, care for transfers & consults 
  • Level 2 Trauma Center with EM residency trained EM physicians and volumes approaching 68,000 annually
  • 5 interventional catheterization (and EP laboratory) labs and non-invasive Heart and Vascular Center with 5 stress labs and 5 echo rooms
  • Comprehensive cancer network with clinics in Dothan and Enterprise, AL and Marianna, FL
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center- UAB Affiliate 50-bed inpatient psychiatric program with psychiatric hospitalist coverage
  •  27/7 Neurosurgery services with 4 FT employed neurosurgeons 
  • Pain management center staffed by trained anesthesiologists
  • Neurodiagnostics center with 6 sleep rooms
  • Women’s Imaging Center; Family Birth Center with 27 LDRPS and 2 dedicated c-section rooms 
  • Dedicated inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services with 4 FT psychiatric hospitalists providing inpatient services and outpatient partial hospitalization program also available
  • Wound Care Center with traditional & advanced including hyperbaric oxygen therapy   
  • The second class of 143 students graduate from the new Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) in June 2018. ACOM is Alabama’s first osteopathic medical school and the first in the U.S. to be developed by a regional medical center

  • An Internal Medicine Residency Program received ACGME approval and began July 2018 with an inaugural class of 13 residents


COMMUNITY: Nestled in the SE corner of Alabama and in close proximity to Florida and Georgia, Dothan, AL has a referral area of 624,000 and serves as a shopping/retail hub. Excellent school system operated by the city. Economically rated #1 in retail sales per capita in Alabama, it offers excellent shopping opportunities, i.e., Barnes and Nobles, Target, Dillards etc) and restaurants (Olive Garden, Longhorn's, Outback, etc. Dothan has the lowest cost of living in AL and is ranked 8th lowest nationally. Dothan was recognized by BusinessWeek as Alabama's 2010 "Best Places to Raise Your Kids" with its family-oriented quality of life with outdoor recreational areas including a Robert Trent Jones golf course, nearby Lake Eufaula and Lake Seminole. Dothan is Home of the National Peanut Festival and has a botanical gardens and opera house. Beautiful white sandy Gulf beaches are a little over an hour away at Panama City, FL (73 miles) and Destin (83 miles).




About Dothan, Alabama

  • Nearby lakes and rivers and less than 100 miles to Gulf Coast Beaches
  • Robust business environment ranked #1 in retail salesin Alabama (per capita)
  • Highland Oaks, a Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, and other public and private golf courses and driving ranges
  • Regional Airport served by Delta Airlines
  • Recognized as a “Playful City” with 19 parks, 6 public swimming pools, 47 tennis courts including a 20-court complex built to professional standards
  • Recognized nationally as a best place to raise kids and a best place to retire
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Contact: Sarah Purvis 
Phone: 334-793-8145
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