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  • No physiatry competition, the closest rehab is in Des Moines
  • 217-bed hospital with 81 doctors of which 13 are Family Practice, 3 neurologists and 1 orthopedic surgeon
  • The hospital completed a $10M addition with a daycare center on campus
  • Hospitalist coverage





  • Southeastern IA
  • 75 miles to Des Moines and Iowa City, IA
  • On the Des Moines River hence the name Ottumwa which means rippling waters



  • 24,000 (city)
  • 80,000 (service area)
  • 7-county service area

Facility Features:


  • 13-bed rehab unit; ADC is 10
  • Athletic trainers
  • The program director is easy to work with and the unit performs well
  • The unit has had CARF surveys with no recommendations



  • Inpatient care, may also choose to do outpatient
  • Athletic training center so can build/grow Sports Medicine
  • Possible affiliation with the University of IA
  • Occupational medicine opportunities too in this strong farming community



  • Employee



  • No managed care



  • 3-doctor neurology group and an internist to help with call

Community Features:


Culture:               Symphony orchestra, community theatre and theatre at the community college


Recreation:         Balloon festival, county fair, 4-H Expo, Annual Octoberfest, Art Festival, Shows at the

Coliseum such as gun, craft, etc.


Shopping:           Mall and downtown shopping


Restaurants:       Chinese, Mexican, Fisherman’s Bay, Ellis Famous Tenderloins, Big Apple Bagels,

Applebee’s, etc.


Attractions:        Airpower Museum, American Gothic House made famous by Grant Wood’s artist,

Pioneer Ridge Nature Area and Nature Center, County Historical Museum, Beach

Ottumwa Amusement Park


Education:          Schools rated best in the country


Colleges:             Community college


Employers:         John Deere, Excel Corporation, Dr. Pepper/7UP Bottling


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If you have any interest, skills or experience with inpatient physiatry jobs, you’re in luck. Interest in inpatient physiatry jobs has decreased over the years, making the need for skilled clinicians now more than ever. There is a great demand for qualified inpatient physiatrists, and Farr Healthcare can help you find the practice or facility of your dreams.