TMF Announces Leadership Changes for Board, PHQIC

The Tennessee Medical Foundation is delighted to announce leadership changes on its Board of Directors and Physician’s Health Quality Improvement Committee (PHQIC), including two new members. “The Tennessee Medical Foundation is pleased to welcome new Board member Lee McLellan as Treasurer and new PHQIC member Dr. Brigham Scallion. We are also happy to announce that…

Dr. Baron is Contributing Author to “Fitness for Duty” Chapter

TMF Medical Director Dr. Michael Baron is a contributing author to a chapter on “Fitness for Duty” in the January 2024 edition of the Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Written for neurologists who specialize in Fitness for Duty evaluations of health professionals, the chapter describes the key considerations for these FFD evaluations for safety-sensitive workers,…

Celebrate National Recovery Month by Honoring Someone in Recovery

As the TMF celebrates 45 years of Saving Lives, Saving Careers in 2023, we are also honoring the 34th observance of National Recovery Month. Every September, the TMF joins recovery-focused organizations and individuals in raising public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. We promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the strong…

TMF Annual Report Highlights “45 Years of Hope and Healing”

The Tennessee Medical Foundation is pleased to present its 2022 Annual Report. This year’s theme, 45 Years of Hope and Healing, highlights program pioneers, leadership, and milestones since its birth in 1978, as well as data from programs and services, and major accomplishments over the past year. The Annual Report pays homage to the late…

TMF’s Dr. Baron to Present at FSPHP Annual Education Conference

TMF Medical Director Dr. Michael Baron will be presenting along with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at the upcoming Federation of State Physician Health Programs Annual Education Conference, slated for May 2-6 in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Baron and AFSP’s Laura Hoffman will be sharing data and outcomes from our TN-PSQ mental health screening tool,…

TMF Signs On to Support National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is on September 17, and the TMF has joined the Federation of State Physician Health Programs and other like-minded groups in signing on as a supporting organization. The annual #NPSADay effort is led by the Physicians’ Foundation, the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, and First Responders First. #NPSADay is a…

“Medscape” Article Highlights the Work and Results of PHPs

How do Physician Health Programs (PHPs) like the TMF help physicians and other health professionals get help when they are struggling? A recent article published on the website Medscape explores the ins and outs of PHPs, and recounts the process and results of these unique programs. “How Doctors with Addiction Heal and Return to Practice,”…

TMF Medical Director Dr. Baron Voted FSPHP President-Elect

The Tennessee Medical Foundation is proud to announce that Medical Director Dr. Michael Baron is the new President-elect of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP), following the FSPHP’s 2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM, has been medical director of the TMF Physician’s Health Program since February 2017,…

TN-PSQ: Two Years and 400+ Screenings Thus Far

Two years of activity on the Tennessee Professional Screening Questionnaire (TN-PSQ) have shown the online mental health screening tool is helping to address the “parallel pandemic” affecting Tennessee health professionals in the era of COVID. That according to TMF leaders who say data and user comments appear to confirm the new resource is reaching its…