Physician Health Programs (PHPs): The Ford Granada of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and Stuntman Mike is at the wheel.

Disrupted Physician

PHPs are essentially Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)  for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.    The vast majority of people know little or nothing about Physician Health Programs (PHPs) but they should. The grand plan is expansion to other occupations under what they are calling the “New Paradigm.”  Deemed “professional health programs”they don’t even have to change the acronym.

Physician Health Programs (PHPs) are being called  the “gold-standard” for EAPs.   Claims of unparalleled success are being used to promote PHPs to other populations as a “replicable model of recovery.”  Drs. Robert Dupont and Gregory Skipper are promoting PHPs as “A New Paradigm for Long-Term Recovery”  claiming an 80% success rate in doctors.   An article entitled “What Might Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman” claims the actor may still be alive today if he had access to one of these programs  and comments they “ought to be considered models for…

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