Experience Knoxville During the IDAA Meeting/Caduceus Retreat!

TMF participants attending this year’s annual Caduceus Retreat in Knoxville are being encouraged to experience the city while they are in town for the joint session with the IDAA Annual Meeting. Suggested activities during the July 31-August 4 session: Remember to go to the Farmers’ Market on Market Square on Saturday morning! Remember to rent…

2019 Caduceus Retreat Joins IDAA Annual Meeting in Knoxville

The 2019 Caduceus Retreat will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Meeting of IDAA (International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous), scheduled July 31-August 4 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The Caduceus Retreat segment of that meeting will be held August 2-4. “This year’s meeting offers our TMF Physician’s Health Program participants a chance to…

TN Physician: I’m “Living Proof” the TMF-PHP Works

“When medical professionals come to the TMF for help, they’re not on a winning streak – their lives and careers are storm-tossed and so many of them are in danger of drowning.” That comment is from a Tennessee physician who says he was one of those who was in danger until concerned friends contacted the Tennessee…

Physician Burnout, Part IV, Published in SVMIC Newsletter

The causes and consequences of Physician Burnout Syndrome (PBS) are the topic of Part IV of TMF Medical Director Dr. Michael Baron’s article series in the The SVMIC Sentinel. “Physician Burnout: Other Viewpoints” was published in the October issue of the SVMIC newsletter. Read the article in The SVMIC Sentinel. Read Part I, Part II, or Part…

TMF Mourns Medical Director Emeritus Dr. Roland Gray

The TMF is mourning the loss of TMF Medical Director emeritus, Dr. Roland Gray. He died on Saturday, Oct. 6, after a long battle with cancer. “Dr. Gray was a trailblazer in Physician Health Programs (PHPs); a giver of his time and energy to those suffering from addiction; a teacher; a devoted family man; and a…

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,…