Skowhegan, Maine: We invite a skilled Gastroenterologist to join the medical staff of an independent 25-bed critical access hospital providing care to more than 30,000 residents in this riverside community in central Maine. Join 40+ physicians (and 700+ employees) working to deliver progressive health and medical services in beautiful, modern facilities. MDs and DOs are equally welcome here!Candidates requiring J1 or H1b sponsorship are encouraged to apply.We offer a full time, hospital-employed solo practice replacing a departed specialist so everything is ready! You can look forward to providing a broad scope of services and care in state-of-the-art medical office building attached to the hospital, supported by an RN/MA team, plus an office manager and dedicated secretaries. This hospital has a full time hospitalist staff to provide care to inpatients.We are offering:Paid relocation to beautiful MaineSecure hospital employment with interesting broad-scope practiceJ1/H1b sponsorship availableConvenient weekday schedule, for terrific work/life balanceExcellent, collaborative professional environmentHighly competitive salary Liability, life, health and disability insurance7 weeks total paid leave, plus a budget for your CMEDesirable community thats great for familiesCome to beautiful Maine and see how it earns the nickname, Vacationland! Skowhegan is the jumping-off point to The North Woods, an outdoor recreation lovers dream, with dozens of lakes and rivers, and scenic mountains. Winter snow provides a reliable base for miles of groomed snowmobile and snowshoeing trails. Locals frequent Eaton Mountain (3 miles from the hospital) for skiing, snowboarding and sledding, or the big slopes of Sugarloaf, one of New Englands premier ski facilities, just 40 miles away. In the summertime, enjoy the activities offered by numerous lakes, rivers and streams throughout the region. From some of the best fly-fishing in New England, to golf, white-water rafting, hiking and biking, or camping on the banks of a quiet lake, there is something here for everyone who loves the outdoors. Be alert you may spot a moose or a bald eagle!Skowhegan is the crossroads of Maine, located 30 minutes north of the popular college town of Waterville, and 60 minutes west of Bangor. The town is located along the picturesque Kennebec River, which once powered local industry. The rolling hills of southern Somerset County mark an area rich in history, boasting a vibrant economy.Skowhegan schools are top-notch, yet real estate here is very affordable. Choose a vintage Victorian home downtown, or a comfortable suburban home in a family neighborhood, or a historic farmhouse with acreage to enjoy. Or, purchase your own land with woods, pastures or near a stream on which to build your dream house! The Skowhegan State Fair brings fun and food to town each August, with everything from a petting zoo to a Demolition Derby. Surrounding communities offer art, theatre, gyms, childrens programs, unique restaurants and more, making this a terrific place to raise a family.This town is only an hour from Maine's spectacular coast, and 90 minutes from Portland, with hundreds of restaurants, theater and a symphony orchestra, semi-pro sports, the international Jetport, and the energetic Old Port district of shops and nightclubs. Skowhegan is 3.5 hours from Boston, and 3 hours from Quebec, Canada. Bangor, an hour to the east, has another international airport, shopping malls, a respected childrens museum, a casino/hotel, summer festivals on the riverfront, and more!Contact us today to learn more about this new opportunity!