I was recently asked by a practice who is looking for a doctor if it is common for the practice to have a financial penalty should the doctor leave before the end of the contract term.    This is the case usually when the new doctor was paid an income guarantee, an advance, a relocation allowance, etc.    If not, then a financial penalty is not usually the case.    I obtained this information from Physiatry Reimbursement Specialists, Inc.,  a national billing and practice management company serving Physiatrists all over the U.S. for 20 years, 1-800-324-4777, www.Prsinc.com