Internal Medicine Careers With First Docs

Building your ideal internal medicine career comes with challenges. Many physicians are stuck in jobs with exhausting hours, unreasonable administrative burdens, unrealistic patient workloads and more – all limiting their ability to drive positive outcomes for their patients. Physicians feel forced to focus on quantity over quality, all while payments remain unpredictable, reimbursements are decreasing, and salaries aren’t growing. 


Physicians are leaving traditional “jobs” in clinical practice to carve out “careers” where they can connect with their patients, improve the quality of care for healthcare systems, and find the right balance to enjoy their own lives. 


Dr Sanjay Bhatia saw those opportunities were few and far between, which is why he started First Docs – the destination workplace for internal medicine physicians.

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Make a Difference in Healthcare

Working for First Docs is unlike traditional physician employment working for big health systems. Many physicians find themselves stretched too thin. You might feel disengaged and disconnected from your patients, and this may affect your ability to provide the best care for your patients. You might have become a physician to make a difference in people’s lives, but our current healthcare system makes that challenging.

First Docs empowers physicians to have the freedom and flexibility to focus on what matters – treating patients. Our care model is more focused, so you have the time to dedicate your skills to a small set of patients. As a result, you build relationships with the people you care for, and you get to see the positive outcomes. Reduce hospitalizations, connect with your patients and help people return to their lives.

We’re a destination workplace because, here, you can see the difference you make. Your patients are in good hands, and you can feel excited to go to work. If traditional healthcare practices have left much to be desired, join the First Docs team.

Benefits of joining our team include:

  • Highly competitive independent contractor and W2 positions with benefits
  • Full-time compensation ranging from $350-$600k and beyond
  • Physician-to-physician clinical training
  • Comprehensive administrative services
  • Friendly work environment
  • Growth opportunities in regional leadership
  • Private practice model designed for flexibility and autonomy

Discover Medical Director Careers

We partner with facilities that lack physician presence and the leadership they need to function. As a First Docs physician, you’ll act as an attending physician and a medical director. This role involves:

  • Coordinating care among healthcare professionals
  • Facilitating communication in the practice
  • Updating protocol to align with regulations
  • Monitoring budgets
  • Finding ways to improve care outcomes across the board

Medical directors are key players in improving clinical outcomes. In this role, you can enact real change in the healthcare space. With ongoing education and competency training, we prepare you for this role so you can handle it confidently.

Serve the Practices That Need You Most

We focus our services in the areas that most often lack engaged, dedicated physicians — skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), senior living centers and hospitals. Our work in these practices allows you to support patients in many different categories. Grow your skills as a physician, and contribute to beneficial change for these organizations.

Learn More About Our Physician Jobs

Your work can have an incredible impact on people’s lives. Make a difference in healthcare with First Docs. We’re actively recruiting to bring our physician-focused care model to more facilities. Apply to First Docs today, or get in touch with us to learn more about what we do.