The physician recruiter is hired by the entity looking for a physiatrist. The compensation is a flat fee which is paid when the position is filled. The fee for physician recruitment is tax deductible. The physician recruiter has an obligation to find a physician for the entity. The recruiter should have the best interests of both the hiring entity and the new doctor in mind. If a new doctor starts and leaves shortly thereafter, it doesn’t serve anyone well. Depending on the area of the country and the nature of the position, anywhere from a few to many candidates will be presented to the hiring entity.