Meet the Team: Physician Recruiter, Nathan Gohlke

How long have you been working as a physician recruiter? What did you do before this?
I have been recruiting physicians and Advanced Practice Providers for three years. Prior to that, I was Patient Advocate at a Trauma Level 1 Center in Dayton, Ohio.

What is your favorite part about being a recruiter?
I really enjoy building relationships. I’ve met some amazing people, and I love knowing that I have helped them to attain their professional (and at times personal) aspirations.

When you aren’t working, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Faith and family are very important to me. Aside from church and having fun with my wife and daughter, I enjoy woodworking, canoeing, maintaining my lawn, and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Describe yourself in three words!
Ambitious, hard-working, dependable

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Mayan Riviera, Mexico

What is a typical concern that new physicians have about our model and how do you help reassure them?
I typically hear physicians voicing concerns about our call schedule. Taking call can be exhausting at times, but having a huge uninterrupted block of days without call can be amazing. This type of rest and relaxation can come at a cost, but the majority of our physicians find it well worth it!

What’s your favorite form of communication between email, phone call or text and why?
I prefer to begin with a text message to schedule a call. Texting is so quick and easy! After that initial connection, scheduling a call allows time for a meaningful and productive conversation.

If you were one of our physicians, where would you want to work and why?
I would definitely work in Washington State… the scenery is beautiful, and I would be close to my Seattle Seahawks!

Lastly, what is the best advice you have for a physician looking for a good recruiter?
Find one who will really listen to your aspirations, and will take the time to find the perfect fit. There is no reason to cram a square peg in a round hole… that never works for anyone, including the patient.



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