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Stay up to date with news, announcements, and upcoming event information from the Washington Physicians Health Program team. For an archive of relevant resources on a wide variety of physicians health topics, please visit Articles and Publications.

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Online Recovery Support Resources

WPHP has put together a variety of recovery support resources accessible during this period of social distancing and stay at home orders.   ASAM COVID-19 Support Group Recommendations Mental Health Survival Guide for Physicians During COVID-19 Upcoming Online Class:  Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals For those interested in pursuing online recovery meetings, here are some links to […]

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Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 Response Work

A great opportunity to be of service to our community! As Washington takes more steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 the Department of Health (DOH) will now enroll and activate emergency volunteer health care workers in preparation for health system requests and surging. This will help the state meet emerging demands for health care […]

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Covid-19 Support Group Recommendations

Our Executive Medical Director, Dr. Bundy, is on the ASAM Covid-19 Taskforce and led the team that developed these recommendations for promoting support group attendance. https://www.asam.org/Quality-Science/covid-19-coronavirus/support-group

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Mental Health Survival Guide for Physicians during COVID-19

It is more important than ever that physicians take care of themselves in this crisis.  It’s also becoming more and more difficult to access one’s regular supports and self-care activities.  We hope this is a helpful support to our physicians during this difficult time. https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/mental-health-survival-guide-physicians-during-covid-19 

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Introducing: Courtney Strong, LMHC, SUDP

We are excited to introduce our newest team member, Courtney Strong. Mrs. Strong joined WPHP in 2020. As Clinical Director, Mrs. Strong is responsible for direct supervision and professional development of the clinical staff.  In addition, Mrs. Strong manages quality, performance and operational activities that promote WPHP’s commitment to accountability, consistency, and excellence. She has a […]

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Cochrane Review Final Word on Benefits of 12 Step Programs

A 2020 Cochrane Review was recently released evaluating outcomes and cost-effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF).  While a prior 2006 Cochrane Review did not provide conclusive evidence of the effectiveness of the AA or TSF approaches, it was limited to eight studies and much has changed since then. Most important to this current review is the […]

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What your doctor wants you to know: Is it a cold or COVID-19?

Another PSA from the Washington State Medical Association:

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WPHP is Hiring!

We’re Hiring:  We are currently working to fill 3 positions! Two Clinical Coordinator positions on our team. One facilitator for the Mt. Vernon Substance Use Disorder group. This group meets for 1.5 hours once a week. If you know someone who may be interested in joining our team, please direct them to our Indeed post […]

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WSMA PSA on COVID-19 #2

Check out the second installment of Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) sharing about COVID-19

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WSMA PSA on COVID-19

Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) continues their PSAs on COVID-19

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WPHP Deploys Virtual Technology for Office and Groups to Combat Spread of COVID-19

WPHP is always focused on promoting physician health in Washington State, maintaining the physician workforce and protecting patient safety. This has never been more important than during this time of COVID-19, when every health care professional is critically important to maintaining our health care infrastructure. To stem the spread of COVID-19 generally and to reduce […]

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Online Class: Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals

Join Mindfulness Northwest  every Tuesday from April 7-28, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. This online module includes 5 sessions based on based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Students can learn from home while earning up to 14 CME credits. For more information

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COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Professionals

WSMA has great resources on COVID-19 for health care professionals to reference. Please check out this video from WSMA’s president, Dr. Hirota or visit their informational page. Visit Page  

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WPHP’s 2019 Annual Report

Our 2019 Annual Report is here! This Annual Report celebrates WPHP’s 2019 accomplishments and honors our partners. While the work we do is complex, it is based on a simple and highly effective model deployed with accountability, consistency, and excellence. WPHP works — the health professionals we support, as well as their families, patients and […]

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Physician Health Statement Update

The American Society of Addiction Medicine recently posted its updated Physician Health Statement, Physicians and Other Health Professionals with Addiction, this policy statement strongly endorses the Physician Health Program model and demonstrates the value of a collaborative relationship with our partners in organized medicine. Congratulations to the Federation of State Physician Health Programs for their […]

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A Day of Compassion Cultivation Practice

This event has been postponed. Health care providers looking for a rejuvenating and informative day with a wellness expert should check out this awesome opportunity! Join Diane Hetrick on March 28th for A Day of Compassion Cultivation Practice. This workshop includes compassion practices, guided meditations, and exercises to integrate into your life. Learn more

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UW Medicine Update in Hospital Medicine

Join Dr. Bundy at the upcoming UW Medicine Update in Hospital Medicine. Dr. Bundy will be sharing on physician burnout as part of this event that is targeted for practitioners who take care of hospitalized general medicine patients. Learn more

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Dr. Bundy’s “Setting the Record Straight”

Check out Dr. Bundy’s latest contribution to the Washington Medical Commission’s Update! In this Winter Update Dr. Bundy is “Setting the Record Straight” and answering common questions about Physician Health Programs. View Article

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We’ve Moved!

WPHP is excited to announce that we have moved to the Park Place building in downtown Seattle as of December 2nd. Our new address is 1200 6th Ave, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98101.

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Dr. Bundy Speaks on Physician Burnout

In his role as President-Elect of FSPHP, Dr. Bundy was asked by the Rural Health Information Hub to speak on Physician Burnout as part of a three part series.

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