Physician Health Programs

Michael Kaufmann, MD and Dianne Maier, MD

Addiction, Service Delivery

October 2010

Drs. Michael Kaufmann and Dianne Maier present their research findings on quality Physician Health Programs. Seeking treatment for addiction is often more complex for physicians than it is for their patients. The presenters work from the premise that healthy doctors lead to healthier patients. They suggest a multi-disciplinary approach to physician healthcare that builds support around the physician and remediates issues of addiction early, before they affect the physician’s personal life and medical practice.