Orthopedic-Medical jobs in San Francisco usually have as a required qualification Orthopedic-Medical board certification (or eligibility) and an active California state physician license. Completing an Orthopedic-Medical residency or fellowship in California is beneficial because it implies the physician is familiar with CA Medicaid policies.
Orthopedic-Medical salaries for the west region of the U.S., including San Francisco, CA, are around $370,559. By comparison the national average Orthopedic-Medical salary is $265,345, meaning Orthopedic-Medical jobs in San Francisco pay about 139.7% 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 Orthopedic-Medical practices is not yet obvious.