• $60,000 sign-on bonus and $300,000 for a new graduate
  • Professional collegiality with 6 physiatrists
  • Excellent working relationships with a full continuum of Neuromusculoskeletal specialists
  • Outside Magazine named Duluth, “Best Town Ever!” 

Community Features:

  • City population – 86.000
  • Some of the best public schools in the nation
  • Spectacular beauty – North Woods, lake views, hills
  • World-class mountain biking; one of the largest urban mountain-bike trails systems in the world
  • Lake Superior & surrounding lakes; 26 miles along the westernmost tip of Lake Superior
  • Miles of hiking, in the city limits, 176 miles of wooded trails
  • Miles of lit cross-country ski trails, in the city limits
  • Two downhill ski locations, in the city limits
  • 6,834 acres of city parkland
  • 16 designated trout streams
  • $900M, new hospital and clinic, in-process
  • Outside Magazine named Duluth, “Best Town Ever!”
  • Huge geographic catchment area, with 65+ referring clinics
  • Rated #1 place for outdoor sports by Outdoors magazine
  • Watch oceangoing vessels from the Atlantic Oceanaway via the Great Lakes Waterway and the Saint Lawrence Seaway
  • Enjoy great views from your house.  Some neighborhoods, such as Piedmont Heightsand Bayview Heights, are atop the hill with scenic views of the city. Skyline Parkway is a scenic roadway that extends from Becks Road above the Gary – New Duluth neighborhood near the western end of the city to the Lester Park neighborhood on the east side. It crosses nearly Duluth’s entire length and affords views of Lake Superior, the Aerial Lift Bridge, and Canal Park.
  • Recreation – Fish, hike, ski, sail, canoe, kayak, bike and mountain bike, golf, tennis ice skate, hockey, rock climb. In addition to the two public golf courses at Lester and Enger Park, golfers can play at the Northland Country Club and the Ridgeview Country Club. Duluth has five public tennis courts and 63 private tennis club courts. The city has many indoor and outdoor ice rinks, including curling[105]Duluth is also home to the Lake Superior Surfing Club which currently has about 50 members who surf the cold waters of Lake Superior.[106][107]The University of Minnesota Duluth Recreational Sport Outdoor Program offers classes in kayak, stand-up paddleboarding, or canoe whitewater river running, and they hold the Annual St. Louis River Whitewater Rendezvous Slalom & Sprint Races in July. The program also provides sea kayaking and rock climbing lessons for individuals and families.[108]
  • Education – The University of Minnesota Duluth(UMD); the UMD campus includes a medical school
  • Temperature – Duluth has a humid continental climate, slightly moderated by its proximity to Lake Superior. Winters are long, snowy, and very cold, normally seeing maximum temperatures remaining below 32 °F (0 °C) on 106 days (the second-most of any city in the contiguous US behind International Falls), falling to or below 0 °F (−18 °C) on 40–41 nights and bringing consistent snow cover from late November to late March.[41]Winter storms that pass south or east of Duluth can often set up easterly or northeasterly flow, which leads to occasional upslope lake-effect snow events that bring a foot (30 cm) or more of snow to the city while areas 50 miles (80 km) inland receive considerably less. The average annual snowfall is 81.5 in. The lake steams in the winter when moist, lake-warmed air at the surface rises and cools, losing some of its moisture-carrying capacity.[42].  Duluth has been called “The Air-Conditioned City” because of the summertime cooling effect of Lake Superior.



  • Duluth, MN – located at the westernmost tip of Lake Superior
  • 150 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Duluth population: 86,000; Regional service area: 460,000

Practice Features:

  • Join a 7-doctor physiatry practice which includes 2 Pediatric Physiatrists at this not-for-profit hospital system
  • Outpatient therapy provided by therapists who sub-specialize in neuro, pediatric and musculoskeletal pain.
  • Access to a large fitness center.
  • Enjoy excellent working relationships with a full continuum of neuromusculoskeletal specialists including: Neurosurgery, Neurology, Trauma/Critical Care, Orthopedic Surgery, Interventional Neuro-radiology, Interventional Pain and Internal Medicine and all medicine subspecialties
  • Regional outreach



  • Work collaboratively with Neurosurgery, Occupational Medicine, Interventional Pain with the management of patients with acute and chronic spine injuries and with Neuro Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Hospitalists, Neurology for hospitalized patients with Trauma or Neurologic impairment.
  • Actively involved with the maintenance of a comprehensive spine program within the Essentia Health System.
  • Participation in regular spine management conferences:  peer colleague case reviews
  • Practice could include EMG’s.
  • Additional procedural opportunities may include botulinum toxin injections, baclofen pump management
  • Participation in regular back & neck management conferencing: peer to peer case review.
  • Assessment and management of patients with long-term functional limitations; development of a plan of care in consultation with other specialists



  • 2-year guarantee of $300,000
  • 18 per wRVU
  • $60,000 bonus


  • Health, malpractice, $7,500 relocation, 30 days paid time off and more


  • BC/BE in PM&R with excellent interpersonal and communications skill
  • A team player
  • Will consider 2024 graduating residents
  • The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.- Duluth!
  • What makes a Best Town Ever? Access to adventure, healthy eating options, bike lanes, and green spaces. And these places have it all.
  • On a recent summer morning at the Duluth Rowing Clubon Park Point, a seven-mile sandbar that separates the town’s harbor from Lake Superior, roughly 40 high school athletes gather to launch their sculls into the bay. Despite the 50-degree temperature and 25-mile-per-hour winds whipping up whitecaps on the big lake, which a few surfers are exploiting, the kids on the harbor are wearing shorts and T-shirts. This morning’s wild weather is nothing after having skied through a winter that set a new town record for the most consecutive days—23—with temperatures below zero.
  • Duluthians seem to thrive on extremes. The city of 86,000 stretches for 26 miles along the westernmost tip of Lake Superior and has 6,834 acres of city parkland, 178 miles of wooded trails, and 16 designated trout streams. Which explains why Duluth has produced more than 150 Olympians—like long-distance runner Kara Goucher, nordic skier John Bauer, and the entire 2010 curling team.
  • “In Duluth, you know you’re alive,” says Don Ness, the 40-year-old, six-foot-three mayor. Ness’s Twitter bioreads, “Husband, dad, mayor—in that order,” but he’s also a runner and a serious music fan. He recently tweeted a photo of his buddy Chris Coleman, the mayor of St. Paul, playing Bob Dylan covers at a local bar, a subtle reminder that the master balladeer was born here. In 2011, Ness had such a high approval rating, 86 percent, that he ran for his second term uncontested. “Despite the weather, or maybe because of it,” he says, “Duluthians are super passionate about this city.”
  • It shows in their willingness to invest in outdoor infrastructure, such as cross-country ski trails and downhill ski areas like Spirit Mountain. This summer, the city council expected to pass a 0.5 percent tax on lodging, restaurants, and bars that would generate $18 million over 15 years to enhance recreational opportunities along the St. Louis River corridor on the city’s gentrifying West End. The Duluth Traverse, 100 miles of purpose-built trails, scheduled to be 80 percent complete by 2017, will be one of the largest urban mountain-bike trail systems in the world.
  • That’s just the first of what Duluth hopes will be a string of adventure infrastructure improvements. The Minnesota Land Trust, a nonprofit organization working with the city on the Traverse and other projects, recently hired Hansi Johnson, former regional director for the International Mountain Biking Association, as the outdoor czar. His job will be to optimize every recreational venue the city has to offer. “I’m finding opportunities in ice climbing and kayak put-ins and cross-country skiing,” says Johnson.
  • Of course, a trail is useless unless people get out on it, and a new group of young, active entrepreneurs are doing just that. “We were in Boston and looking at towns all over the country to start a family,” says 31-year-old Emily Vikre, who recently opened Vikre Distilleryalong the waterfront in Canal Park with her husband, Joel. “I’m floored by the amount of support we’ve been getting. It helps that we’re making artisanal booze, but people have done everything from connect us to other businesses to help us bottle gin.”
  • Laura Mullen is another transplanted entrepreneur. She grew up in Duluth and moved back from Minneapolis in 2012 to open Bent Paddle Brewing Companywith her husband and couple Bryon and Karen Tonnis. The brewery, which uses soft Lake Superior water in its beer, operates out of a renovated warehouse attached to a sleek taproom. It went from producing 1,500 barrels in the first seven months to 6,000 barrels in the first full year. Just down the street, Goodsheet, a design company with 100 employees, uses recycled materials to create outdoor furniture and kitchen cutting boards. The company’s 2013 revenue was 
$20 million, and its headquarters are right off the Superior Hiking Trail, a 296-mile foot-path that starts in Duluth and ends at the Canadian border. “Duluth had the access to nature we wanted,” says Greg Benson, CEO of Loll Designs, a Goodsheet subsidiary.
  • The city’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of wilderness go way back. At the turn of the 20th century, Duluth had the most millionaires per capita of any city in the country, thanks to the timber, shipping, and mining industries. And those millionaires got outside: between 1911 and 1923, the Duluth Rowing Club won more than 20 national championships, and the 115-foot Big Chester ski jump—which towered above the pines at Chester Bowl ski hill, in the middle of the city—was once the largest in the world.
  • My dad, the grandson of Swedish immigrants, was born and raised in Duluth, and he had his first experience on the ski jump when his neighbor pushed him down it. He and my mom used a similar philosophy to raise their five kids in Duluth. To speed up our skiing progress on a busy Saturday, Dad paid the one-dollar fee, dropped us at Chester Bowl, and drove away. We also had free rein to wander our wild neighborhood. Tischer Creek was out the back door and spawned trout big enough to eat. At the top of our dead-end street was glorious Hartley Field, a 660-acre city park I used as my own personal wilderness. Which is why the recognition from Outsidedoesn’t come as too much of a surprise to those of us who grew up here—we’ve known it’s the Best Town Ever for a long time.
    Stephanie Pearson
  • Make the Move
    You can find homes in the Riverside neighborhood for $140,000 (citywide median: $148,600). The largest employers are St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic Health System and the local branch of the University of Minnesota (median household income: $41,311).
  • Trail running near the Lester River. Duluth plans to add another 100 miles of purpose-built trails by 2017. (Peter Frank Edwards)

You’ll find plenty of outpatient physiatry practice opportunities when you search the Openings listed on the website of Farr Healthcare. Even though competition is greater in this field, we believe there’s a perfect match for every outpatient physiatrist candidate and employer. You won’t find a larger listing of practice opportunities  anywhere for top-quality outpatient physiatry opportunities, especially one with so much information.