Physician Wellness

Confidential Counseling and Coaching

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The practice of medicine is a highly stressful occupation. Doctors carry a relatively high degree of emotional stress, but seek help to a lesser degree and at a later stage than other professional groups. This can be deleterious for themselves, their families and for their patients.

The Lane County Medical Society’s Physician Wellness Program addresses the barriers that typically prevent physicians from getting the help they need. The purpose of the Program is create a safe harbor where physicians can seek the help they need and deserve. The Program provides counseling and coaching services that are tailored to physicians’ needs: it is quickly accessible at the convenience of the physician, confidential, free, private and minimally constrained by record keeping.

This keystone component of the Physician Wellness Program, tailored specifically to physicians, creates a safe harbor to obtain help. Its features include:

  • 24/7 access. Appointments within 24 hours of request, including before or after office hours. Immediate emergency appointments available.
  • No diagnosis is made; no insurance is billed; no electronic record is created.
  • Private setting--counseling in a dedicated room within the Lane County Medical Society offices
  • Free (first eight sessions)
  • No information disclosed to others without the physician's written consent (imminent risk of danger to self or others excepted)
  • No role in disciplinary or fitness-for-duty evalutions
  • Fast-track referrals available to local primary care physicians and specialists

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