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Frequently Asked Questions for PHP

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions regarding the Physicians' Health Program's services, or resources, please contact us. For your convenience, we have made a FAQ document readily available for you.

   The following questions are answered.

  1. How large of a problem is chemical dependency among physicians, and how long does it usually take physicians to recover?
  2.  What kinds of problems will the PHP accept and can we be sued for reporting a physician?
  3.  What are the benefits of the PHP and is there any cost?
  4.  If a person is referred to the PHP, does this threaten his or her license?
  5.  Is the PHP affiliated with the State Board of Medicine and how does the PHP work with the board?
  6.  Why should we have a Medical Staff Health Committee and who should be on the committee?
  7.  Because of the need for confidentiality, how will committees know the status of a physician in the program?
  8.  How can the Employee Assistance Program best relate to the Medical Staff Health Committee and the PHP?

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If you have questions or need more information, contact me!

Kendra E. Parry, MS, CADC, CIP, CCSM
Director, Physicians’ Health Program
Email: php-foundation@pamedsoc.org
Phone: (866) 747-2255 or (717) 558-7819