How Much do Family Practice Doctors Make?

The field of Family Practice is not really a competitive field in the United States. Most medical students avoid getting into the field because the money is not all that great compared to other specialties such as dermatology or radiology. Medical students have enormous piles of debt once they finish medical school so, they will choose the highest paying job in order to pay off their debt ASAP. Physicians consider Family practice field as the lowest ranking field; however, that’s about to change with the new healthcare plan set by President Obama. With the new nationalized healthcare plan there will be an additional 30 million people getting healthcare and the demand for primary care, specifically Family Practice doctors, are now needed.
How much do Family Practice doctors make?
From January 21, 2011 physicians get from $120,731 to $169,119. During residency, residents in family practice get a very handsome salary above other residents from other fields because the demand for primary care doctors are soaring. They get from $46,000 to up to $60,000 just for residency! And just like internal medicine family practice doctors makes a killing in the rural areas than in the urban areas.
How to be a Family Practice doctor after high school?
– 4 years of undergraduate work
– 4 years of medical school
– 3 years of residency
So yeah about 11 years just like internal medicine, and like internal medicine there are subspecialties which includes the following:
– Adolescent Medicine
– Geriatric Medicine
– OB/GYN
– Sleep Medicine
– Sports Medicine
Source: Salary.com

Family Practice Residency Programs for West Virginia

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That was a side note, but as I promised I’m adding the Family Medicine residency information for West Virginia, which is one of the states SJSM offers rotations at.  Like I mentioned before I didn’t copy and paste from other websites, I went through each institution website and got the contact information from there.

Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University (Charleston Division) Program
WVU Charleston Div
Department of Family Med. 5th Fl
3200 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Elizabeth Westfall
[email protected]
(304) 388-4620

United Hospital Center Program
United Hospital Center
#1 Hospital Plaza
PO Box 2308
Clarksburg, WV 26301

Eric J. Radcliffe, MD
Program Director
(304) 624-2224

West Virginia University Rural Program
Harpers Ferry Family Medical Center
171 Taylor St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

David A. Baltierra, MD
Program Director
(304) 535-6343

Marshall University School of Medicine Program
Marshall University School of Medicine
Department of Family Med. Suite 1500
1600 Medical Center Dr
Huntington, WV 25701-3655

Warren Shaver, MD
Program Director

Betty Adkins
[email protected]
(304) 691-1165

West Virginia University
Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center
Family Medicine Residency
PO Box 9100
Morgantown, WV 26506-9100

[email protected]

Wheeling Hospital Program
Wheeling Hospital
Family Medicine Residency Program
40 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV 26003

Edward R. Marks, III, MD
Program Director
(304) 243-3330
[email protected]

Family Practice Residency Programs for Georgia

Hey guess what? Chicken Butt! Ahh, nah I’m just kidding. I know I’m very far from my residency stage but I recently got hold of residency information for the states of West Virginia, Illinois, and Georgia. Those three states are the states where majority of the clinical clerkships for Saint James SOM are. If you were to apply for residency then you would do so through the National Resident Matching Program. However, it would not hurt to build up connections and relationships with individuals who can help you get residencies at your choices of location. Don’t get the wrong idea that you can get residencies at those three states only; no, you can practice all over US except California, Arkansas, Texas, and Florida. I haven’t started AICM yet so I won’t have any interactions with the students who are in rotations.

I did not copy and paste this list from other web sites; I actually researched and got the updated contact information from the hospitals’ websites.  I will add more Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency programs for Illinois and West Virginia.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (Southwest Georgia) Program
Southwest Georgia Family Med. Program
Suite 2200
2336 Dawson Rd
Albany, GA 31707   

Becky Owens
Program Coordinator
[email protected]
229-312-8871

Atlanta Medical Center Program
Residency Coordinator
Atlanta Medical Center’s Family
Medicine Residency Program
303 Parkway Drive
Atlanta, GA 30302  

Tammy Hamm
[email protected]
(770) 968-6460

Emory University Program
Emory Family Medicine Residency Program
4555 North Shallowford Road
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30338   

Eddie Needham, MD
Residency Program Director
(404) 727-8868   

Medical College of Georgia Program
Medical College of Georgia Hospital Clinics
Department of Family Med. HB3020
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA 30912-3500   

Julie Hixon, BS
[email protected]
(706) 721-3157

Morehouse School of Medicine Program
Morehouse School of Medicine
Bldg 100 Suite 300-A
1513 E. Cleveland Ave
East Point, GA 30344   

Folashade S. Omole, MD
[email protected]
(404) 756-1230   

Mercer University School of Medicine Program
Medical Center of Central Georgia
Department of Family Med
3780 Eisenhower Parkway
Macon, GA 31206   

Alina V. Rich, BA
[email protected]
(478)-633-5560 or 1-(800)-999-5166

Floyd Medical Center Program
Floyd Medical Center
Family Med. Program Suite 201
304 Shorter Ave
Rome, GA 30165   

Randy G. Robinson, MD
Program Director
[email protected]
(706) 509-3340   

Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah) Program
Memorial Health-University Medical Center
Savannah Family Med. Program
1107 E. 66th St
Savannah, GA 31404   

JoAnne W. Warman
[email protected]
1-800-854-2510 or 912-350-8838