Private practice with an academic flair! Enjoy teaching and clinical research with all the luxuries of a suburban private practice. Allergy Lab – Audiologist – Esthetician – Facial Plastic Surgery – MiniCAT CT – Accredited Surgery Center – Three Nurse Practitioners.
This is an immediate opportunity to replace a physician who left our practice in June 2012. This innovative practice is owned and operated by a board-certified otolaryngologist/facial plastic surgeon who employs three nurse practitioners and an audiologist. This position is open to a general otolaryngologist, but additional training or a subspecialty interest is advantageous. The practice has a strong referral base for pediatric otolaryngology, sinus surgery, allergy, and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. We have an affiliated hearing aid business, in-office CT, in-office balloon sinus dilation, and a dispensing pharmacy. This opportunity is equally available for candidates with either similar or complementary interests. Partnership may be offered after two years, and the ideal candidate will be interested in assuming practice leadership within ten years.
Dr. Michael Armstrong, Jr. is the founder and current owner of the practice. A Richmond native, he was in a large group practice for five and one-half years before opening Advanced Otolaryngology in January 2001. Under Dr. Armstrong’s innovative leadership, practice revenues have doubled every five years. Richmond Hearing Aids was created as a separate corporation in 2009. The practice was renamed Richmond ENT in 2010. The Advanced Skin and Laser Center was acquired in 2011, and is now a part of our Richmond Facial Plastics division. We opened a cosmetic satellite office for our nurse practitioner in White Stone, VA in 2012. Our Richmond Sinus and Allergy division offers balloon dilation, allergy services, miniCAT CT and a dedicated migraine headache clinic. Ancillary providers include a full-time audiologist, three full-time nurse practitioners, a part-time laser physician, an aesthetician, and an allergy nurse. On call rotation will be one night or weekend out of five, and is rarely burdensome, averaging one or two hospital consults per month. Teaching, research and continuing education are strongly encouraged.
Richmond is the capitol of Virginia, with a diverse population of about 1 million people in the city and suburbs. Within a two-hour drive, you can tour the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., take a hike on the Appalachian Trail or stroll the boardwalk at Virginia Beach. The Stony Point Fashion Park, with numerous elegant restaurants and boutiques, is a short walk from the office. See also www.taubman.com/Shopcen/Centers/Stonypointcenter.asp
Our 4,000 square foot office is across the hall from the Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center. There is potential for investment in both the office building and the surgery center. Currently, this is our only location, limiting driving time. Elegant homes are available within a five-minute drive. Four of the nine community hospitals are within a ten-minute drive. See also http://www.stonypointsc.com
Richmond is blessed with an affordable cost of living. Several of Richmond’s preferred school districts are within a ten-minute drive of the office. TheUniversity of Virginia and the College of William & Mary are among the nation’s premiere state funded schools. www.Richmond.com
Malpractice rates are historically affordable in Virginia, thanks to a longstanding cap on total damages. Anthem (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) covers about 40% of our patient population. Medicare covers less than 20% and Medicaid about 5%. We accept referrals from several Christian charity clinics.
Dr. Armstrong is considered an innovator who strives always to improve the standard of care. He is a nationally recognized instructor for the balloon sinuplasty procedure, and has offered in-office sinus surgery since 1996. Dr. Armstrong was a founding member and former president of the Surgeon’s Outcomes Research Cooperative. He is currently on the research committee of the Richmond Eye and Ear Foundation, which annually awards $250,000 in research funds for Virginia otolaryngologists and ophthalmologists. He was the first in Richmond to offer endoscopic orbital decompression, endoscopic dacrocystorhinostomy, frontal drill-out and computer-assisted sinus surgery. He was the first in the area to perform Coblation tonsillectomy and transnasal esophagoscopy.
Dr. Armstrong has extensive speaking experience and has served on several national advisory boards. He has been awarded Outstanding Educator in Otolaryngology four times by Chesterfield Family Practice Residency and has been appointed an Assistant Clinical Professor in Otolaryngology by theVirginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (formerly the Medical College of Virginia).
By continuing educational activities inside the office, Dr. Armstrong has trained five ENT nurse practitioners and a uniquely qualified ancillary staff that extends his ability to provide compassionate, high quality care to a greater number of patients. His current nurse practitioners perform consultations, treat nosebleeds, remove foreign bodies, inject Botox, inject Juvederm, perform skin biopsies, perform nasal endoscopy, and perform fiber-optic laryngoscopy. They have developed reputations of their own, and often are referred consultations and second opinions even when Dr. Armstrong is in surgery.
Our office places an emphasis on thoroughness and compassion. As a policy, new patients receive a comprehensive history and physical regardless of the complexity of the presenting problem. The extra time we spend often uncovers a second diagnosis, and patients appreciate this increased contact and comprehensive care. With our well-trained ancillary staff, we can allow more time with each patient while maximizing physician productivity. As an added measure of trust and compassion, Drs. Armstrong and his staff make their mobile phone numbers available to all patients. This level of access is often found only in member-only physician practices, and it is a privilege our patients have never abused.
Dr. Armstrong strives to be the foremost nasal and sinus surgeon in the region. Our subspecialty interests translate to excellence in favored areas, but there is not sufficient time to be a leader in all surgical areas of ENT. We envision a practice that resembles the university model, in which three or four physicians will pursue excellence in one or more subspecialty areas, while the group collectively covers the entire breadth of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. The opportunity is ripe for the development of a voice laboratory, a sleep disorders center, or any other aspect of otolaryngology.
Dr. Armstrong completed 6 years of residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins, under the tutelage of Drs. Charles Cummings, David Kennedy, Donald Leopold, Wayne Koch, Ira Papel and countless other world-class leaders. He is also a graduate of Princeton University and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Armstrong is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Build your own niche. There is no better place than Richmond ENT, with abundant opportunities to learn, grow, and teach in the midst of all the technology, history, and culture that makes Richmond so unique.
Call or text Dr. Armstrong during or after the AAOHNS annual meeting at 804 437-3687, or Email DrArmstrong@RichmondENT.com