New TMF Coin Marks Contract Completion

As of mid-September, graduates of the TMF Physician’s Health Program now have a symbol of their accomplishment: a bronze coin that honors the completion of their time as a participant in the PHP. “This is to acknowledge those individuals who have been successful in completing their contractual obligations,” said TMF Field Coordinator Jeanne Breard, RN,…

Honor Someone Special During National Recovery Month

Prevention Works. Treatment is Effective. People Recover. For over 40 years, the Tennessee Medical Foundation has been dedicated to this simple message. Through donor investments in the work of the TMF Physician’s Health Program, countless lives have been recovered, and countless careers have been rescued. We invite you to join all of us at the…

Mindfulness Seminars Well Received at 2018 Caduceus Retreat

Mindfulness in Recovery was the focus for the TMF’s 32nd annual Caduceus Retreat, held June 22-24 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Brentwood, TN. TMF officials said the 2018 event had the largest attendance ever by Physician’s Health Program participants and graduates. “It was the most well-attended Caduceus Retreat in my 16 years…

TMF Physician Burnout Efforts Highlighted to Hospital CMOs

Physician Burnout is a rising problem that has the attention of national healthcare leaders like the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, Federation of State Medical Boards, American Medical Association, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, National Academy of Medicine and the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. That from TMF Medical Director Michael Baron,…

KAMA Grant Helps Fund New TMF “Struggling?” Poster

A $1,500 grant from the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance (KAMA) will help underwrite a new physician health awareness poster by the Tennessee Medical Foundation. “As spouses of physicians, we feel firsthand the frustrations of the practice of medicine and are a first line of support for our physician spouses.” said Jacquelynne V. Prince of…

Read Part 2 of TMF Physician Burnout Series in SVMIC Sentinel

Physician burnout is described by one researcher as “An erosion of the soul caused by a deterioration of one’s values, dignity, spirit, and will.” But exactly what is it? And why are over half of physicians today suffering from it? “Physician Burnout: What is It and What Causes It?” is the second installment in a…

TMF Physician’s Health Program Highlighted in New SVMIC Podcast Series

“I always knew that I would be caught.” That from a TMF Physician’s Health Program participant profiled in “Confessions of a Recovering Addict,” the premiere episode of SVMIC’s new podcast series, “Your Practice Made Perfect.” “Dr. Bob,” as he is called in the podcast, details a 15-year addiction as a practicing physician and the events…

New TMF-Authored Series on Physician Burnout in SVMIC Sentinel

Health professional burnout is rising at an alarming rate and the TMF Physician’s Health Program is experiencing an increase in referrals for this and related emotional and mental health problems. The TMF is working with partner organizations to address rising rates of burnout, depression, and suicide among physicians and other medical professionals in Tennessee. State…

Doctors and Pilots Both Benefit from Recovery Monitoring Programs

Through Physician Health Programs and the airline industry’s Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) Program, doctors and pilots face the same rigorous treatment and monitoring that results in a greater than 80 percent long-term recovery. CBS This Morning recently did a story on the HIMS program, which shares a similar approach and model with physician health…