So. You're an amazing EyeMD (or DO), throwing darts at a map and dusting off that Ouija board for paranormal advice on where to begin or further your career. Really, though, how do you decide? Location? Money? Autonomy? Ownership? Growth potential? Practice culture? Benign corporate overlords?
Yes, yes, yes...yes, yes, yes, and hell no (we'll never sell out to the man).
Ophthalmology is an amazing profession, and the right location and practice can promote meaningful, life-long ebullience!
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 optometric, optical, technical, IT, billing and administrative/HR support.
Plan on starting with 500 cataracts per year in a sexy new multispecialty ASC (which you should buy into). I'll do the other 500 cats annually...and help you ramp up.
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 healthcare boonies. We currently offer Symfony/PanOptix/toric IOLs, iTrack canaloplasty, iStents, Hydrus, SLTs, PIs, blephs, and endless office adventures. There's great retina, glaucoma, peds, cornea, and oculoplastics support down the road. Our OD's are experts with contact lenses (including complex scleral fits) and can handle all the kids and non-surgical stuff with excellence.
We are ridiculously spoiled, with every useful diagnostic/treatment gadget, and a GT racing car simulator that I plan to start using more, when you sign on with us! Our technicians, scribes, and opticians will take a bear fang to the lung to make the docs' day easier. Our expert full-time IT, HR, and billing crew will keep your productivity maximized. And, apparently, we'll be transitioning to EHR in a few months over my LIVE body.
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)! And possibly indoor parking if you're nice to me (seriously).
We're looking for a long-term partnership relationship, with all the responsibilities that requires (yes, Grayson, there will be on-call duties...and meetings), but the rewards are priceless. I want to work for 15 more years, and turn the helm over to you within 10 years, so this isn't the place for a short or long term employed (non-owner) associate. Instead, we want you to be an owner, and share in the work and our success.
Wolf Eye Center is 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…also, ask me about the wicked-fast fire department!
And there's tons of cute furry stuff to shoot at. And then gut, eat, and taxidermize. I don't get it, really, but no judgement.
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 papayas. Please bring some to your interview for triple bonus points.
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.