• $35,000 sign-on bonus
  • Take this well-staffed and well-regarded rehab unit to the next level and have a good quality of life
  • Growing 4-campus hospital system with 443, 248, 76 and 25 beds
  • 2 major construction projects totaling $4M- Level II trauma tower and more
  • Only 87 miles to Tallahassee, FL
  • Competitive salary plus incentive plus Medical Director stipend plus possible advance living stipend for residents plus relocation
  • Hospitalists round on patients daily and manage 100% of all admissions
  • Many of the specialists are graduates from programs such as Mayo and Johns Hopkins; very high physician retention rate
  • No traffic jams, competition or snow to shovel!
  • Low COL, local theater groups, abundance of golf courses; close to the Gulf of Mexico, the GA coast and Atlanta
  • Every doctor that interviews there typically finds Albany very attractive. The physiatrists doing locum tenens there tell me what a nice place it is to practice.

Medical Director pm&r in Albany, GA with picture of spagnum trees

 Organization Highlights:


  • One of Georgia’s largest comprehensive, regional medical centers and key care access point in Southwest Georgia; 4400+ employees with 4 acute care hospital facilities, 200 doctors in 35 specialties and 10 primary care centers; serves 42 counties with 800,000 population
  • 15-bed rehab unit with near full census; 1 mile from the 600-bed hospital; low staff attrition and high discharge to the community rate, licensed for 25 beds; the plans are to keep the locum tenens doctor on even as a new physiatrist is added
  • Support a full continuum of post-acute care including LTACH, SNF, hospice, home health and outpatient rehab
  • Designated a Primary Stroke center for its excellent in stroke care and prevention
  • The administrative rehab team has 50+ years of experience collectively in OT and PT; they moved from metro locations to Albany because of all the positive features of the rehab and community; visit
  • The hospital system and physician community are very supportive of adding physiatrists and of expansion of the rehab program, per their CEO “great things are coming for rehab here”
  • A new 24-bed LTACH is in the same building as the rehab; pus 25 SNF beds
  • Only multi-place hyperbaric chamber in the area
  • Top notch physician amenities: physician lounge, 2-story free gym, and childcare center
  • Sponsor Physician Leadership courses with a certificate in leadership
  • Physicians there typically make in the 90th percentile
  • Employee-centricHighlights Physician and APP of the Year!
  • Large number of neurology and orthopedic physicians who very much want physiatry consults
  • Building a new medical tower; students nursing housing on campus
  • Safety- & Quality-Focused: Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital was awarded a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of ‘A’ Fall of 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021; on the journey to becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO)
  • 2021 established Diversity Council; we are committed to be an employer where employees feel heard, respected, and included and have senior level support to make that a reality.

Unit Highlights: 

  • Case mix index:  1.41 for PPMH compared to 1.44 for region and nation so easy to manage patients


  • Primary RIC%:

Stroke:  38%

Traumatic/Nontraumatic Brain:  5.6%

Nontraumatic SCI:  6%

LE Fx:  11.5%

LE Amputation:  9.4%

Cardiac:  8%

MM Trauma:  4%

Misc:  7%

  • Average LOS:  14.6
  • Total Presumptive Compliance (60/40 rule):  74%
  • Discharge to community:  88% compared to 83% (region) and 81% (nation)



  • Heavy neuro, stroke patient population, minimal TBI or SCI
  • Responsible for all aspects of care for rehab patients: admission, H&P, IPOC, team conference, 3 weekly face-to-face visits, discharge, and all other requirements for individualized care
  • Help lead future structure and growth of unit
  • Outpatient work also possible
  • Academic faculty appointment also possible as they have a partnership with the U of GA pharmacy program and the Medical College of Ga’s internal medicine program; family practice medical students and residents rotate at this hospital system
  • Research work also possible as they’re affiliated with Emory research



  • Call is only for PMR work as hospitalists cover medical issues
  • The hospital is working towards 1:4 call as they’re talking with internists and more APP’s and have hospital administration support to hire 2 physiatrists



  • $325,000+ and $50,000 Medical Director stipend



  • Excellent benefits to include medical, dental, vision insurances, 403 retirement plan and employer match, $7K CME, 7 days CME, 20 days PTO, paid malpractice, up to $15,000 moving expenses



  • Employee or independent contractor

 Area Features:

  • Southwestern GA, near the FL border
  • 77,500 city population; 200,000 service area population
  • Easy driving access to both metro Atlanta and Florida beaches; 151 miles south of Atlanta, 88 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida
  • Underserved area; patients come from as far as an hour away
  • Little traffic, Lower cost of housing than in a major city
  • Don’t believe what you read on the internet about area crime as is true in other cities, it’s only in a certain area
  • Year-round access to world-class outdoor activities including boating, hiking, hunting, & fishing
  • Family activities like swimming, tennis, and golfing with 5 golf courses
  • Regional airport access with quick connections to Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport
  • Home to Albany State University, 4 private schools and a vibrant small-town community
  • Employers include the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Procter & Gamble, MillerCoors
  • Arts include a Museum of Art, Symphony Orchestra, Artists Guild and Theatre Albany
  • National chains and local retail shopping
  • Small city environment with big city access

 Candidate Qualifications:

  • Board certified physician or board certification eligible (if eligible, must obtain board certification within 5 years)
  • Will consider exceptional 2024 graduates for the Medical Director position
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • H1 visa holders welcome


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.