Physician Opportunities

A world of options is open to physicians in the Texas Health family of hospitals.

Looking for practice options? Find your future with Texas Health! The 26 owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated acute-care and short-stay hospitals are committed to offering a continuum of opportunities for physicians on the medical staff. Flexible professional relationships provide maximum benefits — to physicians and their patients!

Texas Health stands ready to facilitate your move to the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • New practice startup
  • Direct employment
  • Everything in-between

Physicians looking to start a solo practice or join an existing partnership may obtain an income guarantee from a Texas Health hospital to get established and start prospering.

Most specialists are eligible for loan forgiveness or an income guarantee.

Doctors can also choose to find employment with various thriving groups that are seeking to augment specialty offerings.

Finally, Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG) is a physician organization that offers a variety of opportunities for physician alignment in various areas, including medical staff organization, system ambulatory care, physician services contracting, management services organizations, independent practice association relations and physician employment.

THPG is currently focused on filling employment opportunities for General Internists, Family Practitioners, Hospitalists, Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons.

Opportunities at Texas Health Resources
As one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the U.S. we play a huge role in the communities we serve in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Find out about opportunities to join us on the medical staff.
Opportunities at Texas Health Physicians Group
Texas Health Physicians Group (THPG) is the Texas Health not-for-profit physician organization based in Arlington. Find out about opportunities to be an employed physician.
Things You Need to Know
  • Texas Medical License Information

    The Texas Medical Board requires all physicians to carry proper licensing before they can practice. Follow these steps to ensure that you will be ready to work in the Lone Star State.

    The Texas Medical Board handles all applications, which can take up to six months to complete. Their Customer Information Center can be reached at 512-305-7030 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Applications are accepted online. Information on the process, along with frequently asked questions, is available on the Texas Medical Board website. They can also be mailed to:

    Texas Medical Board
    Attn: Screen CIC
    P.O. Box 2029, MC-242
    Austin, TX 78768-2029

    After the Texas Medical Board screens the application, physicians must complete the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Application. You will be notified when it's time to take it. Pearson VUE administers the jurisprudence exam at locations throughout the United States. Contact Pearson VUE online or call 888-300-6228.

    The $61 fee is payable to Pearson Vue.

    The final step, after passage of the jurisprudence exam, is the final review by the Texas Medical Board. This can take several months, depending on the length of the application and related information. Upon passage of the review, physicians must travel to Austin for an interview, at which time a temporary license is issued. Permanent licenses are sent by mail.

    Personal interviews are conducted at The William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe #3-700, Austin, TX 78701.

    Additional Information

    Department of Public Safety and Drug Enforcement Administration certificates are also required.

    The Texas Department of Public Safety registers people who dispense controlled substances. Visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website for more information.

    A DEA certificate is required to prescribe controlled substances. Information is available at the U.S. Department of Justice, Diversion Control Division website.

  • About Texas Health Resources

    Texas Health is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of inpatients and outpatients served. The health system includes Texas Health Physicians Group and hospitals under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health has affiliated with numerous organizations — from all aspects of the health care industry — to better serve the more than 7 million residents of North Texas. These relationships, along with other major initiatives and quality programs, are supported by Texas Health’s more than 350 points of access, 25,000 employees and 6,200 physicians with active staff privileges, with the collective aim to provide employers and consumers in North Texas with more affordable, high-quality and better-coordinated care.

    • More than 25,000 employees of wholly owned/operated facilities and consolidated joint ventures.
    • More than 350 points of access in North Texas
      • 28 hospital locations — including acute-care, short-stay, behavioral-health, rehabilitation and transitional care facilities — that are owned, operated or joint-ventured with Texas Health
        • 19 acute-care hospital locations
        • 5 short-stay hospitals
        • 3 rehabilitation hospitals
        • 1 transitional care hospital
      • More than 100 outpatient facilities, satellite emergency rooms, surgery centers, behavioral health facilities, fitness centers and imaging centers.
      • More than 250 other community access points, including THPG clinics, doctors’ offices and Minute Clinics.
    • More than 4,000 licensed hospital beds (approximately 3,400 operated/available beds)
    • More than 6,200 physicians with active staff privileges *
    • Texas Health Physicians Group: employs 585 physicians and more than 350 physician assistants and nurse practitioners
    • $4.68 billion in total operating revenue (FY 2017)
    • $8.89 billion in total assets (FY 2017)
    • $852 million of charity care and community benefits reported to the State of Texas (FY 2017).

    * Physicians on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital or Texas Health.

  • Economic Attributes

    Why start or relocate your physician practice in North Texas? It's all about economics.

    Tell friends and family back home that you pay no state or municipal income tax in North Texas! Willie Sutton, a famous U.S. criminal in the 1930s and '40s — and namesake of Sutton's Law in medicine — is said to have once remarked that he robbed banks because, "That's where the money is!" The same logic might well apply to starting or relocating a medical practice in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    It's where the patients are!

    The DFW area is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, and one that grew in population by more than 19 percent from 2000 to 2007. That trend is continuing, and it means more opportunity for physician practices to prosper and grow as well.

    Consider, too, just a few of the many other advantageous, dollars-and-cents reasons to practice medicine in and around the area .

    • No state income tax
    • No municipal income tax
    • State-legislated tort reform
    • Attractive housing prices
    • Low cost of living.

    It all adds up to an unbeatable economic equation:

    You + Training and Expertise + Texas Health Resources = Success!

    No State or Municipal Income Taxes

    The Texas Legislature enacted a tort reform measure in 2003. Why let the government legally raid your pockets in high-tax states and cities? Texas is a business-friendly state, one that welcomes entrepreneurship and enterprise and rewards hard work.

    Find financial independence in the Lone Star State!

    Tort Reform

    Since enacting reforms in 2003, Texas has seen a 57 percent increase in the number of doctors applying for a license while physician insurance rates have declined by an average of 27 percent. As a result, there are now more doctors in Texas providing care in previously underserved areas. **

    Practice medicine without the anxiety produced in more litigious areas!

    Housing Prices

    Compared with other major metropolitan areas, North Texas enjoys low housing costs. The greater Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the least-expensive metropolitan housing markets in the United States, according to the Council for Community and Economic Research. For example, when comparing the ACCRA Cost of Living Index for the last several years, housing in the DFW area has consistently been one of the most affordable metropolitan markets in the U.S. With an average 2015 score of 80, housing in the DFW area is well below the U.S. average of 100.

    Why pay more?

    **"Texans know tort reform works," Southeast Texas Record, Nov. 17, 2009

  • Housing Costs

    North Texas boasts any number of enviable attributes: Blue skies, friendly people and boundless opportunities.

    Enjoy getting more house from a smaller mortgage! And did we mention low housing costs?

    Compared with major metropolitan areas across the United States, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the least expensive places to buy a home. And if you're interested in the laid-back lifestyle of a smaller community, homes cost even less in the pastoral areas around Texas Health facilities that are just a short drive away from the DFW area.

    Why pour a giant portion of your income into a mortgage in a high-cost city when your housing dollar will buy a bigger, better and more enjoyable home in North Texas?

  • Life in North Texas

    What are your passions?

    Enjoy your interests all year long in North Texas! Travel? The arts? Professional sports? Hunting, fishing and camping?

    Whatever they may be, North Texas has the answer.

    Travel mavens can reach nearly any point in the United States or around the world with convenient direct flights from world-renowned Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Your favorite cites are always within easy reach, as carriers at DFW — the nation's third-busiest airport — offer more than 150 nonstop flights to international and domestic destinations. And, close-in Love Field offers still more flexibility for air travelers right in the heart of Dallas.

    Arts lovers can find a wealth of riches at respected institutions across DFW, from the Kimbell, Modern, Amon Carter and Sid Richardson museums in Fort Worth to the Nasher Sculpture Center, Science Place, Meadows, Dallas Museum of Art and Frontiers of Flight museums in Dallas.

    Fans of the performing arts can immerse themselves in top-flight offerings from the respective operas and symphonies in Dallas and Fort Worth, the Dallas Summer Musicals, and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Spectacular venues include the Bass Performance Hall and Casa Mañana Theater in Fort Worth, and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and Dallas Center for the Performing Arts in Dallas.

    Professional sports franchises in the area include "America's Team," the Dallas Cowboys football club, along with the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team, the Dallas Mavericks NBA Basketball club and the Dallas Stars NHL Hockey team. The Cowboys opened the world's premier multi-use football venue in 2009, the $1.1 billion AT&T Stadium, just down the street from the Rangers' new home, Globe Life Field in Arlington.

    Opened in 2001, the American Airlines Center in Dallas hosts home games for the Mavericks and Stars, along with big-name music and entertainment events each week.

    Golf fans in North Texas get an up-close look at the stars of the PGA Tour twice each year. The Byron Nelson Championship is contested each spring at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, with Tour participants then traveling across the Trinity River to face off in the prestigious Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth. The attractive North Texas climate and convenient travel options at DFW Airport have led numerous PGA Tour professionals to make their home in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    NASCAR Nation descends on Fort Worth twice a year to Sprint Cup Series races at the Texas Motor Speedway. The speedway also hosts events in the Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series, Indy Racing League open-wheel series.

    The great outdoors beckon year-round in North Texas. The state is home to the nation's largest population of white-tailed deer — upwards of 4 million — and boasts endless opportunities to land trophy-size largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and more. It's always camping season in Texas, and adventurers have more than 130 state parks and destinations to explore.

    Whatever your interests, North Texas has the answer!

  • Convenient Access

    Residents of North Texas benefit daily from one of the nation's most significant transportation assets: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

    Travel just about anywhere you might want to go from the convenient DFW Airport. DFW is an economic dynamo that powers the area economy. It's a principal reason for the presence of 25 Fortune 500 companies in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    Why have leaders at those companies chosen North Texas for their corporate headquarters? In a word: access.

    With its central location and status as the third-busiest airport in the United States, DFW provides business and pleasure travelers with myriad options. Carriers at DFW provide nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and international destinations, meaning that your ideal vacation spot, hometown or professional conference is likely just a convenient direct flight away from DFW.

    Choose another city in another part of the country and the story changes. Three principal benefits underlie travel to or from DFW Airport:

    • Lower Costs
      DFW Airport Travel from, say, the West Coast to the East Coast - or vice versa - is much longer than a flight to the same destination from DFW.
    • Shorter Flights
      In addition to higher cost, longer flights from a coastal origination point also translate into day-wasting exercises in endurance. Travelers can arrive fresher on shorter flights from DFW.
    • Fewer Weather Disruptions
      Travelers to and from cities in the northern states, and many along the Atlantic seaboard, often face delays and exasperation from winter storms that paralyze airport operations. That's rarely ever the case at DFW, where de-icing is most often seen on a TV monitor showing storm effects elsewhere across the country.

  • Our Recruiters

    Two full-time, knowledgeable Texas Health recruiters seek top-notch medical talent from across the United States and around the world.

    Why not get to know one today?

    Take a look at the information below and then contact our office to learn more about the exciting realm of physician opportunities currently available in the hospitals of Texas Health Resources.

    Linda Hamar 
    Physician Recruiter 
    214-345-4263 | LindaHamar@TexasHealth.org

    Specialty Areas:

    • Endocrinology
    • ENT
    • General Surgery
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Med/Ped
    • Neurology
    • Ob/Gyn
    • Orthopedic Surgery (and all sub-specialties)
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery

    Linda has pursued her passion of helping others find the job that gives them a balance with life, family and profession since joining Texas Health in 1995. She is an active citizen and community advocate in her hometown of Wylie, a dynamic suburb northeast of Dallas in Collin County.

    She takes great pride in having successfully recruited three and sometimes four new partners into existing physician group practices.

    A gardener in her spare time, Linda has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1975. She and her husband have two sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law.

    Greg Foster
    Physician Recruiter 
    817-250-3923 | GregFoster@TexasHealth.org

    Specialty Areas:

    • Breast Surgery
    • Cardiology & EP
    • Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Geriatrics
    • Hospitalist/Nocturnist
    • Internal Medicine
    • Kidney Transplant Surgery
    • Neurosurgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • PM&R/Physiatry
    • Pulmonary/Critical Care (Sleep Medicine)

    Greg has worked as a physician recruiter for over 30 years. Twenty-one of those years have been with Texas Health. Greg was born and raised in Memphis, TN and has lived in Birmingham, AL; Scottsdale, AZ and Louisville, KY. He holds a degree in communications from Harding University in Searcy, AR. Greg is married and has one son.

    "I am proud to work for an organization which consistently provides quality care for DFW and surrounding communities. Texas Health constantly challenges our system and health care providers to become even better. THR is always striving to provide the highest quality care and to be the best employer in the DFW area and in the nation."

  • Advanced Technologies

    The hospitals of Texas Health equip physicians with modern technology and support services.

    Electronic Health Record

    Benefit from innovative and award-winning technology in the hospitals of Texas Health. Foremost among these advantages is the systemwide implementation of an electronic health record, known internally as CareConnect.

    Texas Health is nearing completion of a multi-year project to install the CareConnect system in all of its hospitals. This initiative is already benefitting physicians and patients by reducing the odds for medical errors and increasing efficiency.

    Once recorded, a patient's information - medical history, prescribed medications or lab results - is quickly and securely accessible to help guide designated users in making treatment decisions.

    National Honors

    Initiatives to improve patient care at Texas Health are routinely recognized with top national honors. The system is a perennial fixture in the InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America and is one of just two health care systems nationwide to have achieved this long-running distinction.

    InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology for more than 20 years. Its annual listing is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

    Similarly, Texas Health has become an annual winner of the "Most Wired" award from the American Hospital Association for its extensive and innovative use of information technology.

    Collectively, these and other honors reflect the dedication and support that physicians have come to expect - and brag about to their peers - from the Innovative Technology Solutions (ITS) department at Texas Health.

    Clinical Technology Tools

    Physicians are attracted to Texas Health for many reasons. Chief among them is the system's commitment to providing top-notch tools for their use in diagnosis, surgery and treatment. A sampling of these difference-makers include:

    • CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System
    • BrainSUITE™ Intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System
    • OB Air Strip Remote Obstetrics Monitoring
    • 128-Slice Flash CT Scanner
    • LightSpeed® 64-slice CT Scanner

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