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Program Highlights

WPHP provides early intervention, assessment, treatment referral and post-treatment health support agreements for health professionals who may not be able to practice safely due to an impairing or potentially impairing health condition.

In some cases, support and referral are all that is needed to put concerns to rest.

In others, a more serious illness is identified that requires further diagnostic evaluation, treatment and a health support agreement to support sustained illness remission, safe practice, and WPHP advocacy efforts on behalf of the participant.

Who We Serve

Healthcare professionals are important guardians of their patients’ health, but are often hesitant to seek help for their colleagues or themselves. WPHP provides services to physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and veterinarians, as well as students and residents of these disciplines. Active licensure is not a requirement for participation.

Licensees served

  • Doctor of Allopathic Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD)
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)

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Conditions

WPHP assists healthcare professionals with any health condition that may affect safe clinical practice.

Substance Use Disorders

Examples:

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Cannabis
  • Prescription Misuse
  • Substance Misuse

Mental Health Disorders

Examples:

  • Mood Disorders (unipolar and bipolar)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation & Attempts

 

Non-Psychiatric Health Conditions

Examples:

  • Unstable Diabetes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Autoimmune Disorders

Neurologic and Cognitive Disorders

Examples:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorders

Workplace Situations

Examples:

  • Changes in behavior (irritability, disruptive behavior, loss of attentiveness)
  • Learning challenges
  • Medical leaves of absence
  • Extended leaves of absence

Our Process

WPHP Works

The benefits of WPHP extend beyond addressing illness. Healthy doctors means having better care, decreased medical errors, increased patient satisfaction, lower malpractice rates, and better treatment outcomes overall.

WPHP Reduces Burnout Rate

83 %

Colleagues report WPHP treats participants with care and compassion

84 %

Colleagues report that WPHP is effective

91 %

Participants felt like they were treated with courtesy and respect by WPHP staff

88 %

Colleagues report that WPHP is a valuable resource
to the medical community

91 %

Participants report needing and benefiting from WPHP
advocacy

87 %

Participants described their WPHP experience as extremely useful or lifesaving

83 %

Participants working in their field at program completion

87 %

Substance Use Disorder participants with no return to use at 5 years

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