Family Medicine jobs in Pittsburgh most often include as a requirement Family Medicine board certification (or eligibility) and a current Pennsylvania medical license. Doing a Family Medicine residency or fellowship in Pennsylvania is advantageous because it suggests the physician is aware of PA BCBS and Medicaid procedures.
Family Medicine salaries for the east region of the U.S., including Pittsburgh, PA, average around $179,530. On the other hand the national average Family Medicine salary is $197,655, meaning Family Medicine jobs in Pittsburgh pay about 90.8% of the national average.
Because of specific insurance and liability laws of Pennsylvania, attention should be paid to concerns like insurance premiums.
More generally, the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on patient loads for Family Medicine practices is unclear.