Portsmouth, Ohio
May 11, 2021
Pulmonary Disease
Position Type


Looking for a BC/BE Pulmonologist to join our outpatient Pulmonary and Critical Care practice. 


  • Option #1:  Base salary of $372,730 (50%tile MGMA for those just completing training) with additional compensation for experience, guaranteed for two years. Can be switched to a wRVU production contract when exceeding target.  
  • Option #2: Base salary of $441,480 (75%tile MGMA) guaranteed for one year and then switched to a wRVU production contract.

* 5% less for those not yet boarded, salary adjusted accordingly upon board certification

2-Year contract also includes:

  • Vacation: 4 Weeks plus holidays/sick days (29 PTO days). Additional 5 days when producing 75%tile wRVUs
  • CME/Books & Journals: 5 days PTO and up to $5000
  • Medical School Loan Repayment: repay up to $200,000 ($25,000 per year for each year of service commitment)
  • Deferred compensation: 457b plan. Defer compensation up to IRS limit of $19,500 year before taxes. No matching.
  • Retirement / Savings Plan: 403b plan. Defer compensation up to IRS limit of $19,500 year before taxes under age 50 and $24,000 for over age 50. SOMC matches dollar for dollar up to 2% of base pay.
  • Moving Expense: $10,000 paid to moving company
  • Malpractice Insurance Coverage: in a claims made insurance, in an amount of $1,000,000, per claim/$3,000,000, aggregate
  • Health Insurance: provider pays small premium, deducted from paycheck
  • Liquidated Damages: 70 mile and 2-year non-compete clause or liquidated damages of one year salary
  • Sign-on Bonus:15% of base salary up to $100,000 (paid when contract signed and forgiven over 2 years)
  • Residency Stipend: up to $25,000 (requires up to 2-year service commitment)
  • Bonus Incentives: excellent bonus incentives up to 30% of salary


  • Practice Location
    • SOMC Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates

                      1735 2th Street, Waller Bldg, Suite 108

                      Portsmouth, OH 45662

  • Office Hours/Work Schedule
    • Outpatient: Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:30, Friday 8:00-12:00
      • Days/times in office will be determined based on provider inpatient/procedure schedule
    • Inpatient: Monday-Friday.  Typically, no weekend coverage
      • Time on floor/procedures determined by census and procedure schedule
    • Telephone call coverage shared with other providers in group
  • Outpatient Staffing
    • Dr. Elie Saab, Medical Director, Inpatient/Outpatient coverage
    • Christy Martin, NP
    • Jeff Ramey, NP
    • Shane Keen, PA
    • 4 LPNs
    • 1 Certified Respiratory Therapist
    • 5 Clerical Staff
    • 1 Service Line Manager and 1 Office Manager
  • ICU/Inpatient Staffing
    • Dr. Ram Katpally
    • Dr. Rakesh Vadde
    • Tabbetha Carver, ACNP
    • Kevin MacDonald, PA
    • Michael Smith, ACNP
    • Natalie Spears, ACNP
    • Shad Ruby, ACNP
  • Case Load
    • Office: 15-20 patients/day
    • Inpatient: dictated by hospital census
    • Procedures as scheduled
    • Mixed pulmonary inpatient/outpatient assisted by advanced practitioners/PA
      • Possibility of critical care coverage-rare
      • Inpatient and outpatient procedure to include all pulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures:
        • Bronchoscopy diagnostic procedures-BAL, brushing, transbronchial needle aspiration, transbronchial forcep biopsy
        • If skilled in advanced bronchoscopy (navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound peripheral and central)
        • Thoracentesis/chest tube placement-percutaneous and open
        • Tracheostomy management
        • Laryngoscopy may be performed in office
        • Point of care ultrasound in office and in hospital
        • Shared responsibility for dictation of pulmonary function testing and cardiopulmonary stress testing

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