Addiction Treatment for Healthcare Professionals (HCPs)

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Addiction treatment for healthcare professionals (HCPs)
Addiction treatment for healthcare professionals (HCPs)

Providence Treatment specializes in addiction treatment for those healthcare professionals (HCPs) who struggle with substance abuse disorders.  They work closely with Federation of State Physicians Health Programs (FSPHP) and multi-state Physicians Health Programs (PHPs) from mid-atlantic region of Washington D.C. to northeast region, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

The FSPHP’s mission is to support Physician Health Programs in 48 states in improving the health of medical professionals, thereby contributing to quality patient care.  One of their primary goals is to promote early identification, treatment, documentation, and monitoring of ongoing recovery of physicians prior to the illness impacting the care rendered to patients.

The FSPHP will host their annual education conference and business meeting in Concord, North Carolina on April 25 – 28, 2018 with this year’s agenda focusing on physician and professional health: enhancing an effective model.  The FSPHP has called upon the practitioners and the treatment providers to help identify PHP best practices by examining successful models for client assessment, monitoring, referral to treatment, and education; program operations; funding; and use of technology.

Providence Treatment is proud to be invited for a presentation titled “Using a recovery oriented lens when evaluating serious psychiatric disorders in healthcare professionals” at this conference.  Studies at the Mayo Clinic inform us about the increasing need for mental health support for physicians. When evaluating a physician or healthcare professional with a history, or a current presentation of serious mental illness, the typical way of proceeding as an evaluator may need to change.

Simply collecting data, toxicology and collateral contacts may be insufficient. We have developed a style of assessment that includes all the bio- psychosocial and spiritual elements of any PHP assessment, but have enhanced the evaluation with informed recovery-oriented elements such as:

  • incorporating resiliencies,
  • functional assessments,
  • education for collateral networks, and
  • recommendations for lifelong recoveries.

Our presenters, Dr. Willian J Heran and Dr. David Steinman will speak to the elements of recovery-oriented assessments and how it could be integrated within an evaluator’s current structure of PHP evaluations.

If you or your loved one is in need of an individualized addiction treatment for healthcare professionals, please call (866) 247-3307 or visit our website for more information.

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