Well established solo general ophthalmology practice for 34 years seeking partner. Ontario, Oregon is located in eastern Oregon (high desert) along Idaho border, at N/S E/W crossroads of Hwy 95 and Interstate 84. Our cachement area of 65,000 population will support 2.5 FTE ophthalmologists. Other ophthalmologist in town has restricted license due to health issues and practices part time. Another ophthalmologist in town lives 45 miles away, visits 2 days per week, and limits his practice to ophthalmoplastics. Need another 1 FTE ophthalmologist for our community.
I have a modern 4200 sqft office building designed for 2 ophthalmologists. I also have an adjacent multispecialty ASC with one operating room. Local 24 bed hospital very supportive with recently refurbished OR for ophthalmology. I am about 50 miles from Boise, Idaho where all ophthalmologic subspecialists are available (cornea, peds, retina, glaucoma, plastics).
Ontario is a small community of 10,000 population surrounded by other small towns. We are the economic hub of the western Treasure Valley with 600 businesses. Our cost of living is a fraction of what it costs in metropolitan areas. I own a 3500 sqft home, 5BR, 3bath, 3 car garage, 2 real fireplaces on a one acre lot which appraises for $250,000 (would be 3x that in California). I drive 6 blocks to work every day and put at least 3,000 miles per year on my car. There is NO sales tax in the state of Oregon which boosts your income by 6.5% compared to neighboring Idaho. Property taxes are limited by 1994 referendum and have been stable at $14/thousand since 1994. We have a low crime rate and a safe town to live in. I grew up in New York, spent time in Baltimore and Buffalo, and sure appreciate the safety of our small town.
The Treasure Valley has 4 distinct seasons and offers unlimited outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, back packing, rafting, and skiing to mention a few. We have a local community college and Boise State University less than one hour away. My hobby has been aviation and I have enjoyed flying airplanes throughout the northwest my entire career.
This position starts with fee for service practice with the opportunity for future buy in / partnership. This is not a salaried position. Well motivated entrepreneurs encouraged to apply.
MD/DO, ophthalmologist, licensed to practice in Oregon. Future license in Idaho is also handy.
Additional Salary Information: Fee for service opportunity