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Published in the 2010 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation and Career Guide

Based in: Asheville, N.C.
Number of hospitalists: 100 physicians in 12 sites
Program founded: 1997
Contact: Chris Noel,; 828-210-3262

PRIMEDOC is a 100% physician-owned and managed private-practice hospitalist company that employs 100 hospital-based physicians in acute care hospitals in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia. Each team makes practice-specific decisions. All management functions are streamlined in a dedicated management office. PrimeDoc also manages hospitalists in the long term acute care hospital setting.

SERVICES: Hospitalists provide a variety of services, such as ED unassigned and primary care coverage; subspecialist consultation; ICU and observation center coverage; teaching services; and preoperative evaluations.

SCHEDULE AND COVERAGE: Coverage varies by location. Hospitalists generally work a seven-on/seven-off schedule. They see an average of 18 to 20 patients per day and work about 15 shifts per month.

COMPENSATION: Compensation combines a fixed base salary and an aggressive productivity incentive.

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS: Physicians play active roles in charting the development and direction of individual practices.


  • Controlled growth with leadership positions internally and in new locations.
  • Support with dedicated management and onsite administration.
  • One-on-one coding and documentation training and continuous feedback.
  • State-of-the-art charge capture.
  • Regional advantages of great climate and excellent schools, abundant recreational opportunities and top earning potential.

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