Our History

A prominent leader in the healthcare recruitment industry

Founded in 2001

Adkisson Search Consultants was founded in 2001 by Billy D. Adkisson, a prominent leader in the healthcare recruitment industry since opening his first physician recruitment firm, James Russell, Inc. in 1983.

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Physician Recruitment Services

“Thanks for your excellent work and for your efforts to recruit physicians. I’ve never worked with a more accommodating, competent or professional group of people.”

Hospital CEO

Adkisson Search Consultants began as a physician recruitment firm focused on delivering the finest quality physicians in the industry. Upon a client’s request, CRNAs, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Physical Therapists were added to their recruitment service.

As the healthcare industry changed and the demand for top-notch leaders in healthcare professionals grew, Adkisson Search Consultants used its established network of high level executives to assist clients in finding experienced leadership talent for their organization.

In 2011, Adkisson Search Consultants was purchased by Michelle S. Houchin MSL, CMPE, President and Shannon L. McKay, Vice-President. Quality, Service, and Reliability remain an integral part of the Adkisson culture and are the driving forces behind their success.

Today, Adkisson Search Consultants is a nationwide search firm specializing in Executive, Physician, Advanced Practitioner and Allied Health professionals and continues to place the ideal candidate in the right cultural environment.