IM BC/BE hospitalist needed to join busy practice of 8 seasoned hospitalists and 4 advanced practitioners. The service is expanding due to increased volume. 258-bed facility in Hickory, NC. Hickory is located in western NC, just under an hour NW of Charlotte, an hour east of Asheville and 4 hours to the beach! Live in a pleasant family centered mid-sized community (45,000 pop.) near metropolitan areas but without the high crime and traffic. Service area of 350,000 and a busy practice environment free from administrative duties, but maintaining the ability to participate in decision making. This position will offer a full benefits package including comprehensive employee benefits, malpractice and a relocation allowance. Offer competitive salary with the potential for extra compensated shifts. RVU productivity structure is under development and will be available in the near future.