Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
State Physician Health Programs -coercion, control and abuse.
This anecdote concerning a gay doctor’s revelation he liked his non monogamous lifestyle led to forced acceptance of a “sex addiction diagnosis, mandatory inpatient treatment and indoctrination into 12-step recovery was just posted on the physician social network SERMO. If the pattern looks familiar it is.
Physician Health Programs (PHPs) are non-profit NGOs that exist in every state ostensibly to help impaired doctors and protect the public from harm. PHPs have no regulation or oversight and have essentially removed all accountability. Under the ruse of protecting a doctors anonymity and providing confidentiality they have built barriers of opacity. Most doctors are unaware how they work unless they become involved with them and they are just not on the radar of the public at large–they ned to be.
Organized under the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, (FSPHP), state medical boards have abdicated their…
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