Family Medicine jobs in San Francisco usually have as a required qualification Family Medicine board certification (or eligibility) and an active California state physician license. Completing a Family Medicine residency or fellowship in California is beneficial because it implies the physician is familiar with CA Medicaid policies.
Family Medicine salaries for the west region of the U.S., including San Francisco, CA, are around $208,996. By comparison the national average Family Medicine salary is $197,655, meaning Family Medicine jobs in San Francisco pay about 105.7% of the national mean.
Thanks to unusual insurance and liability laws of California, care should be taken to address concerns like state tort reform proposals.
More generally, the effect of the healthcare reform bill on patient loads for Family Medicine practices is not yet obvious.