Seeking Gastroenterology Physician in Oklahoma

Saint Francis Hospital
Facility: Saint Francis Hospital 
Address: 6161 South Yale Avenue 
Tulsa, OK 74136 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Gastroenterology 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Opportunity Details

Saint Francis Hospital is seeking a Gastroenterologist to join their practice in Oklahoma! 


  • Employed position through Warren Clinic
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible (Must become BC within 7 years of completing training)

Benefits Package:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k Participation
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Vacation (25 days plus 7 federally recognized holidays)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Recruitment Loan
  • CME Allowance of up to $5,000 annually

Candidate Parameters:

  • New graduates and experienced candidates
  • Osteopathic and allopathic candidates will be considered

Population Served:

  • Adult 18+

Practice Support:

  • Administrative Staff: Edward Dornblaser- Clinic Director/ OPEN- Office Supervisor
  • GI Fellows: 2 OSU fellows currently rotating
  • Advanced Practice Providers: None (possibly adding 2 positions)
  • Clinical Assistant: 1 per physician
  • Patient Service Representatives: 2

Clinic Details:

  • Location: Springer Multi-Specialty Clinic, 6160 South Yale Avenue, Suite 100
  • Number of exam rooms: 12
    • Summer 2018 SFH will begin construction on a 12 exam room clinic space (with immediate expansion potential). The clinic will be located directly above a 5-suite outpatient endoscopy lab, bringing the total number of endo-suites to 12.
  • Number of Endo-Suites: Currently there are 7 suites in the endo lab. This will be expanding to 12 suites this summer
  • Hours: 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Equipment: no major equipment in clinic

Outpatient Endoscopy Lab (Anticipated opening Fall 2019):

  • Location: Springer Multi-Specialty Clinic, 6160 South Yale Avenue, Basement
  • Number of Endo Suites: 5 OP
  • Hours: Dependent upon anesthesia availability
  • Procedures: All outpatients procedures
  • Equipment: Anticipating all equipment used in Hospital setting will be used in OP setting

Hospital Endoscopy Lab:

  • Location: SFHS Main Campus, 1st Floor
  • Number of Endoscopy Suites: 7 (Three rooms are linked to Radiology)
  • Hours: 7:00am-3:00pm
    • No endo care after 5pm unless in ICU
    • Saturday 2 teams work for inpatient cases, no elective
  • Equipment: (3) C-arms, (4) Traveling endoscopy carts, (3) anesthesia machines (Currently split 50/50 anesthesia and conscious sedation), Mix between Boston & Cook equipment, Olympus 190 scopes, leftover 180s
  • Spyglass, Gen-I
  • Support Staff: 5 ERCP Techs, Typically 2.5 staff per provider (Nurse & Tech mix)
  • Children’s endoscopy room located in Children’s Hospital
  • Endoscopy section meets quarterly for quality improvement
  • Patients must have a BMI of less than 45 or they are moved to the main OR’s
  • Times:
    • Turnover is approximately 15 minutes
    • ERCP- 90 minutes
    • Spy- 2 hours
    • EUS- 60-70 minutes
    • Single Colons- 30 minutes
    • Double Colons – 60 minutes
  • Schedule: Block time in 30 minute increments

Hospital Privileges:

  • GI is a consult service
  • Average Inpatient Census: 10 patients. The busiest they have been is 20 patients
  • Hospitalists: 80+ Hospitalists total (Hospitalists admit patients NOT GI physicians)

Call: (See Call scheduled provided by Edward)

  • Call is shared equally between the physicians.
  • ER call is around 1:10 because private groups also cover

Expected Volume:

  • Current physicians are averaging 22 patient visits per clinic day, however
  • Usually about 10 add-ons per day.
  • Currently 36-40 ERCP monthly & 20-25 GI ultrasounds monthly.
  • To date (3/1/2018) the group has completed 900 scopes
  • Physicians are averaging between 580-600 wRVUs/month during full months

Referral Pattern:

  • Internal referral network
  • Average of 1,500 referrals per month requested for GI services; 130 colonoscopies per month.
  • 900 GI referrals are dispersed to 2 private groups


  • ERCP and EUS
  • Infusions are ordered through Epic and done at Yale campus
  • Some recall exams are done in clinic if you feel that a colonoscopy is not necessary (nothing invasive)
  • Colon rectal surgeon do hemorrhoid banding
  • Physicians do pegs in the clinic
  • Able to vaccinate Hepatitis A & B patients in new clinic (Pharmacy’s take care of Hep C meds)
  • Do capsule (1-2 a day) in Endo suites. Do inpatient and designated team 24/7 travels to patient.

Teaching Opportunity:

  • Yes, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine will have a GI Fellowship program in conjunction with Warren Clinic, slated to begin in 2020.

Saint Francis Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital, is a 1,112-bed tertiary center, located in Tulsa, OK. Widely known for its outstanding medical care and sophisticated services, Saint Francis Hospital is Tulsa's premier hospital and is the anchor of Saint Francis Health System.

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