TMF Moving Offices to Reduce Cost, Increase Efficiency

By Mike Todd Administrator One of the themes of the TMF’s spring newsletter, Physician Health, is “change.” As TMF Board President Dr. Kimberly Rosdeutscher pointed out in her column, change is inevitable but you can never adequately predict when it will happen. In the matter of our office location, truer words were never spoken. Despite…

Register Now for 2017 Annual Caduceus Retreat

Registration is open for the 2017 Caduceus Retreat. The 31st annual retreat held by the TMF Physician’s Health Program is slated for Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Brentwood, TN. PHP participants are required by their contracts to attend; graduates are encouraged to attend to continue learning…

TMF Welcomes New Medical Director Dr. Michael Baron

The TMF Board of Directors welcomes Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM, who joined the Foundation as medical director effective February 1, 2017. Dr. Baron succeeds Roland W. Gray, MD, DFASAM, who served as medical director of the TMF from 2002 to 2017. “The strong foundation that Dr. Gray has laid for the TMF has been…

Every Month is Recovery Month

The TMF and the addiction community celebrates National Recovery Month every September, but the reality is that “Recovery Month is every month,” according to TMF officials. With that in mind, the TMF urges the physician community to honor someone in recovery or someone who has influenced their own recovery journey with a donation to the Physician’s…

TMF Announces Medical Director Transition

It is with a mixture of sadness and great appreciation that the Tennessee Medical Foundation announces the retirement of Roland W. Gray, MD, from the position of TMF Medical Director effective February 1, 2017. As Dr. Gray explained to someone recently, “I have grandchildren in several states and I am ready to spend more time with…

TMF Medical Director: Turn the Tide on Opioid Crisis

“With families and friends across the state and country in crisis, it’s time for our elected leaders to address this pressing public health problem on all fronts.” TMF Medical Director Roland Gray, MD, DFASAM, has written an op-ed for the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, praising U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for his past support and urging…

TMF Launches “Stories” Campaign

The Tennessee Medical Foundation has launched its spring campaign entitled “Stories,” sharing personal accounts of how the TMF’s Physician’s Health Program (PHP) has helped restore program participants to health, their families and their practices. The anonymous stories, collected from past and current PHP participants and program supporters, help illustrate the need for a comprehensive, rehabilitation-focused program for…

A Message from the President: New Beginnings

The Tennessee Medical Foundation is poised for new beginnings. Dr. Roland Gray has led the Foundation as its Medical Director since 2002. He has been instrumental in making Tennessee’s Physician’s Health Program one of the most respected programs in the country. He considers the education of physicians to be vital to the mission of the TMF.…

Caduceus Retreat 2016: Stress Management & Gratitude

Another successful Caduceus Retreat is on the books, and the Tennessee Medical Foundation is pleased that attenders seemed to enjoy the challenges posed by both of this year’s guest speakers. The 30th annual Caduceus Retreat was held June 3-5 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Brentwood, TN. Challenging Presentations The 2016 Retreat featured…