Specialty: Orthopedic Foot and Ankle, Orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow, Orthopedic General
Ocala Health System is seeking a board certified / board eligible orthopedic surgeon to join a well-established practice that has been serving the community for almost 25 years. Preference for the incoming physician to have training or experience in foot & ankle or shoulder / upper extremity.
Dr. James Duke has a longstanding and flawless reputation in the community. In 2015, he performed 10,000 joint replacements and his volumes continue to grow. He maintains privileges at Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, where he was instrumental in designing the 2nd floor orthopedic wing, known as the Joint Care Center.
Trauma / ER call is 1:4.
The incoming physician will receive a competitive compensation package including benefits, malpractice and relocation assistance. A partnership track is being offered.
Ocala Regional Medical Center is part of Ocala Health System, a 2-facility health system with 360 beds. Facilities have been consistently growing over the course of the last 5 years, having invested $136 M in capital improvements through 2016. Facility has another $110 M in construction underway to include expansion of ER, OR, and IP Bed Capacity at both facilities. Ocala Health is a high functioning Level II Trauma Center, and is the only trauma center in Marion, Hernando and Citrus counties. The facility also leads a growing GME program in partnership with UCF.
Ocala is a remarkable town for raising a family and includes one of Florida's top elementary schools. Marion County, with Ocala at its heart, boasts of winding community pathways that are canopied with oak trees and dangling trellises of Spanish Moss, Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park, the Ocala National Forest, the rolling green fields of horse farms, historic districts, outstanding golf courses, friendly communities, crystal-clear rivers, and fresh-water springs. Also, the subtropical climate makes Marion County a vacation destination year-round. Marion County has a population of approximately 316,000 and is conveniently located one hour from the east and west coasts of Florida and one hour from Orlando.