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TMF Newsletter Fall 2018 – Includes our Memorial to Dr. Roland Gray

TMF Newsletter Spring 2018

TMF Newsletter Fall 2017

TMF Newsletter Spring 2017

TMF Newsletter Fall 2016

TMF Newsletter Spring 2016

TMF Newsletter Fall 2015

TMF Newsletter Spring 2015

TMF Newsletter Fall 2014

TMF Newsletter Spring 2014

TMF Newsletter Fall 2013

TMF Newsletter Spring 2013

TMF Newsletter Fall 2012

TMF Newsletter Spring 2012

TMF Newsletter Fall 2011

TMF Newsletter Spring 2011

©2016, Tennessee Medical Foundation. All rights reserved.

The following TMF-authored articles, organized by topic and most recent publication date, have been published in Tennessee Medicine, the journal of the Tennessee Medical Association.

PHP Program

Physician Burnout: Don’t Wait to Ask for Help – Q1 2018 [Read]

NAS Update: Still a Troubling Note for Tennessee Prescribers – Q2 2016 [Read]

In Their Own Words: Why Do I Support the Physician’s Health Program? – Oct 2015 [Read]

Five Years, Five Reasons – Sep 2014 [Read]

PHP: Outreach to Physicians Broadens – May 2012 [Read]

Longtime TMF Physician’s Health Program Champion Dr. Anderson Retiring – Apr 2012 [Read]

The Tennessee Medical Foundation: Saving Lives. Saving Careers – Mar 2012 [Read]

TMF Broadens Scope, Continues Work with Impaired Physicians – Apr 2011 [Read]

PHP: 30 Years of Throwing Out a Lifeline – Jan 2009 [Read]

PHP: Rescuing the Wounded Healer, Pt. III – Nov 2007 [Read]

PHP: Rescuing the Wounded Healer, Pt. II – Oct 2007 [Read]

PHP: Rescuing the Wounded Healer, Pt. I – Sep 2007 [Read]

Heroes – Nov 2006 [Read]

Physician’s Health Programs, an International Movement – Apr 2006 [Read]

A Gift from the Heart – Dec 2005 [Read]

TMF Growing Pains Require Growing Support – Nov 2005 [Read]

Here to Help: Interview with Roland W. Gray, MD, Physician’s Health Program Medical Director – Aug 2003 [Read]

Getting Help from the Physician’s Health Program – May 2002 [Read]


Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: Another Trip Down the Rabbit Hole? – Tennessee Medicine, Q3, 2018 [Read]

Computers and the Internet: Too Much of a Good Thing? – Aug 2006 [Read]

The Magnitude of the Meth Epidemic – Sep 2005 [Read]

Playing Russian Roulette with Inhalants, Part II – Aug 2005 [Read]

Playing Russian Roulette with Inhalants, Part I – Jul 2005 [Read]

Problem Gambling – Apr 2005 [Read]

Save Yourself First: Parenting an Addicted Child – Feb 2005 [Read]

Alcoholism and Drug Dependency: Are We Setting Traps for Ourselves? – Jul 2002 [Read]

Don’t Treat Thyself! – Aug 2002 [Read]

Emotional/Mental Illness

Risk Factors and Fears That Contribute to Physician Suicide – Tennessee Medicine, Q3 2018 [Read]

Physician Suicide Rates Show Alarming Need for Education – Nov/Dec 2013 [Read]

‘Tis the Season, Part II – Jan 2005 [Read]

‘Tis the Season, Part I – Dec 2004 [Read]


NAS Update: Still a Troubling Note for Tennessee Prescribers – Q2, 2016 [Read]

Why Physicians Misprescribe – April 2014 [Read]


Physician Burnout: Don’t Wait to Ask for Help – Q1, 2018 [Read]

Dealing with Malpractice Stress, Part II – Sep 2012 [Read]

Dealing with Malpractice Stress, Part I – Aug 2012 [Read]

Physician Stress – Dec 2002/Jan 2003 [Read]

Behavioral Issues

Disruptive Behavior Now a Sentinel Event, Part II – Mar 2009 [Read]

Disruptive Behavior Now a Sentinel Event, Part I – Feb 2009 [Read]

Sexual Boundaries, Part II – Mar 2003 [Read]

Sexual Boundaries, Part I – Feb 2003 [Read]

Disruptive Physician – Sep/Oct 2002 [Read]

Physician Health

Avoid Compassion Fatigue – Mar 2008 [Read]

Volunteering: Gratitude in Action – Feb 2006 [Read]

Building Strong Families – Jun 2005 [Read]

Medical Marriage, Part III – Mar 2004 [Read]

Medical Marriage, Part II – Jan 2004 [Read]

Medical Marriage, Part I – Dec 2003 [Read]

©2016, Tennessee Medical Association. All rights reserved.

Articles published elsewhere about the TMF or co-authored by TMF staff.

Physician Burnout, Pt. 1: Recognize the Signs – SVMIC Sentinel, Jan 2018 [Read]

Physician Burnout, Pt. 2: What Is It and What Causes It? – SVMIC Sentinel, Apr 2018 [Read]

Suicidal behavior among physicians referred for fitness-for-duty evaluation – Richard J. Iannelli, PhD, A.J. Reid Finlayson, MD, Kimberly P. Brown, PhD, ABPP, Ron Neufeld, BSW, Roland Gray, MD, Mary S. Dietrich, PhD, Peter R. Martin, MD – General Hospital Psychiatry, Nov/Dec 2014, Vol. 36, Issue 6, pp. 732-736 [Read – GHP login required]

A Different Kind of Drug War – Apr 2012, Nashville Medical News. Reprinted with permission of Nashville Medical News. Original publication date April 5, 2012. [Read]