Practicing in the Piedmont Triad: ApolloMD Practices Highlight

When it comes to starting a new career, or making a career change, finding the ideal practice setting in a thriving community is a priority for most physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Halfway between New York and Florida and halfway between Washington D.C. and Atlanta lies the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina offering numerous practice opportunities in reputable systems and desirable communities in the center of it all.

Stretching across the middle of the state, the Piedmont Triad is made up of 12 counties and 62 municipalities serving more than 1.6 million people. As the 30th largest metropolitan area in the United States, residents are drawn to the area’s urban cities rooted in classic southern charm.

Family-friendly neighborhoods and communities are in close proximity to top-ranked public-school systems, 13 colleges and universities, as well as three prominent boarding schools. Nearby major cities (such as Charlotte) and airports are the icing on the cake allowing an easy commute to work or the airport for a quick domestic flight or a long international vacation.

From the mountains to the beaches, adventurers relish in exploring the great outdoors on hikes through mountain trails or strolls along the nearby sandy beaches. Weekend getaways are easy for both options with only a two to three hours commute in either direction. Outdoor sports and recreation enthusiast enjoy the many state parks, recreational areas and greenways the region has to offer. Known for its great climate, the region experiences all four seasons and averages comfortable temperatures year-round.

The best part of all is ApolloMD offers four practice opportunities throughout the region, allowing physicians and advanced practice clinicians to find the perfect setting at one or multiple facilities. Learn more about what each town and hospital have to offer.

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Elkin serving the residents of northwestern North Carolina and southwestern Virginia. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Elkin is known for its rolling hills, scenic byways and relaxing lifestyle. The town is situated in the southwest corner of Surry County only 20-minutes away from Blue Ridge Parkway and Stone Mountain State Park with numerous hiking and biking trails to explore.

Elkin is home to six tasting rooms with more than a dozen more in the surrounding areas of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. Historic downtown borders the Yadkin River Blue Trail which offers kayaking for all ages, shopping and local eateries. Excellent schools, an award-winning hospital, and year-round events are even more of what Elkin residents enjoy.  For those wishing to live outside of Elkin, Winston-Salem is nearby making for an easy commute for each shift.

  • Annual Patient Volume: 30,000
  • Emergency Department Beds: 24
  • EHR: Medhost
  • Admission Rate: 15%
  • Daily Physician Hours: 24-hours
  • Daily APC Hours: 24-hours
  • Nurse-to-Patient Ratio: 1:4
Novant Clemmons Medical Center – Clemmons, NC

Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center, a department of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and affiliated with Novant Health Medical Park Hospital, serves the communities of Clemmons, Lewisville, Davie and surrounding areas. Located ten miles southwest of Winston-Salem, Clemmons is home to a population of approximately 20,000 residents who enjoy grade-A school academics, enriching arts and champion sports.

Clemmons is a prime example of a town who embraces modern urban amenities and the character of classic southern charm. Tanglewood Park offers residents championship golf courses, a BMX track and miles of biking and horseback riding trails. Only an hour and a half from Boone, residents enjoy an easy day trip to Beech or Sugar Mountain during ski season. Charlotte is also only an hour drive for residents wanting to spend time in the city.

Clemmons is a prime example of a town who embraces modern urban amenities and the character of classic southern charm. Tanglewood Park offers residents championship golf courses, a BMX track and miles of biking and horseback riding trails. Only an hour and a half from Boone, residents enjoy an easy day trip to Beech or Sugar Mountain during ski season. Charlotte is also only an hour drive for residents wanting to spend time in the city.

  • Annual Patient Volume: 19,000
  • Emergency Department Beds: 12
  • Daily Physician Hours: 24-hours
  • Daily APC Hours: 32-hours
  • Zoned as 50-bed hospital
  • State-of-the-art facility include in Village Park
Novant Kernersville Medical Center – Kernersville, NC

Novant Kernersville Medical Center is a community hospital located in the heart of the Triad, serving eastern Forsyth, Davidson, Rockingham and Stokes counties. Kernersville is a suburb of Winston-Salem and home to approximately 23,000 residents. The city is rich with history with sites such as Korner’s Folly – the world’s strangest house, the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, and filled with innovative ideas and civic pride.

Home to Cherokee National Forest and Uwharrie National Forest, residents enjoy spending time exploring the beautiful outdoors while camping, hiking, rock climbing, walking and biking the trials. Rafting and kayaking are also popular in the area.

Kernersville is located an hour and a half from both Charlotte and the Raleigh/Durham area, and just under two hours from Boone. Residents enjoy an easy commute to the Piedmont-Triad International Airport which is only 20-minutes away and offers a number of flights to major domestic and international hubs. Nearby Greensboro is a thriving metropolitan area with an easy commute for those wishing to work clinical shifts at Novant Kernersville.

  • Annual Patient Volume: 30,257
  • Emergency Department Beds: 23
  • Daily Physician Hours: 24-hours
  • Daily APC Hours: 20-hours
  • Access to nationally accredited chest paint center and nationally certified stroke center with telemedicine capabilities
Novant Thomasville Medical Center – Thomasville, NC

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital offering advanced treatments to the residents of Thomasville, N.C. and surrounding communities. Thomasville is located just outside of High Point in Davidson County and is known by residents and visitors for its all-American city feel in the heart of the Piedmont. The city’s connections with the furniture industry and American history run deep as it was the original home to Thomasville Furniture Industries and is home to the world’s largest Duncan Phyfe chair, a large-scale replica once used as a campaigning spot for President Lyndon Johnson.

Thomasville is home to approximately 26,000 residents who enjoy family-friendly events, parades, festivals and flea-markets year-round. Residents take advantage of the many parks and golf courses, as well as the close proximity to outdoor recreational areas for hiking and camping.

In the summer, Thomasville is home to the HiToms, a collegiate summer baseball league, which brings a crowd to support the home team. Whether you are catching a game, casting a line at Lake Thom-A-Lex, strolling through antique stores or exploring the historic sites, Thomasville offers it all in an all-American fashion.

  • Annual Patient Volume: 33,000
  • Emergency Department Beds: 24
  • Admission Rate: 10%
  • Daily Physician Hours: 27-hours
  • Daily APC Hours: 30-hours
  • Certified Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center
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