Location, location, location Best states for doctors in 2017: Physicians Practice weighs in The Magnolia State—Mississippi—was identified as being the most physician-friendly for this year. Learn which other states graced the top of the list. Oct. 25, 2017Wednesday Rose Raymond Contact Rose Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email The online publication Physicians Practice has released a report detailing the physician-friendliness of each U.S. state in 2017, using factors like cost of living, physician density and tax burden to rank states. Physicians Practice joins other outlets, such as WalletHub and Medscape, that have also compiled “best states to practice” lists; taking different factors into account, each list ultimately came to different conclusions about the “best” states in which to practice medicine. According to Physicians Practice, these are, in order, the top five best states to practice medicine in for 2017: Mississippi Texas Alaska California Arkansas Alaska physician J. Ross Tanner, DO, is profiled in Physician Practice’s coverage of the top five states. Dr. Tanner moved to Alaska in 2005 and went on to become the state’s first lipidologist, or cholesterol specialist. Drawn to the opportunities to embrace the great outdoors in Alaska, Dr. Tanner says the state also has a great deal of private practice opportunities and that he sees lower rates of burnout there. For more on Physicians Practice’s report, you can see an interactive map with info on all 50 states here, and set your own weights to different factors to calculate your own personalized best states here. Further reading Best and worst states for doctors in 2017: See how your state stacks up: A WalletHub analysis considers physicians’ salary, competition, and CME requirements to rank “best” and “worst” states. Stressed out? Medscape says you should move to one of these states: For Medscape’s 2017 best and worst states for doctors list, a new methodology tries to tease out which states may offer physicians more relief from burnout. More in Lifestyle DOs and DO students on The DO’s advisory board share their fave books, movies, food and more from 2023 If you’ll have time off for the holidays and could use ideas for entertainment, cooking and stress relief, this article has many great options that are recommended by your peers. 11 great holiday gifts for doctors and med students in 2023 Whether you are shopping for someone else or searching for gift ideas for yourself to share with loved ones (or just treat yourself!), we hope these ideas can serve as inspiration for you. Previous articleReport examines how medical practices can make more money Next articleHalf failed this nutrition quiz. Can you pass it?