Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

October 31, 2023

The Committee for Physician Health  - NY (CPH), or other state equivalents, is a critical ally to the medical community offering assistance to colleagues in need of support when experiencing problems from stress and difficult adjustment, emotional, substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders, including psychiatric problems that may arise as a result of medical illness.

CPH accepts referrals by concerned colleagues, or self-admittance.  As a "non disciplinary" arm of the Medical Society of the State of New York, CPH aims to treat and assist in recovery, with the goal for the physician to remain in continuous practice.

CPH is a reliable (typically my experience...) resource for support during times of need, and when, perhaps, your practice or patient care may be suffering.  When we aren't "at our best" you may be vulnerable to charges you are at your worst.  CPH, generally, advocates for physicians and their unrestricted use and maintenance of your medical license, which, means, with CPH on your side when needed / appropriate, you may have a be advantaged having CPH as an advocate should you find yourself in a licensure review / assessment. 

Plenty of other resources exist should you feel overwhelmed or impaired in your practice at any point in time.   Reach out for assistance; no one has to go it alone, and doing so may put your patients and your license in jeopardy... 


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