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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, the SVMIC Sentinel, or other publications associated with our partners in physician health.

PHP Program

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

Five Years, Five ReasonsTennessee Medicine, Sep 2014 [Read]

PHP: Outreach to Physicians BroadensTennessee Medicine, May 2012 [Read]

Longtime TMF Physician’s Health Program Champion Dr. Anderson RetiringTennessee Medicine, Apr 2012 [Read]

The Tennessee Medical Foundation: Saving Lives. Saving CareersTennessee Medicine, Mar 2012 [Read]

TMF Broadens Scope, Continues Work with Impaired PhysiciansTennessee Medicine, Apr 2011 [Read]

PHP: 30 Years of Throwing Out a LifelineTennessee Medicine, Jan 2009 [Read]

PHP: Rescuing the Wounded Healer, Pt. IIITennessee Medicine, Nov 2007 [Read]

PHP: Rescuing the Wounded Healer, Pt. IITennessee Medicine, Oct 2007 [Read]

PHP: Rescuing the Wounded Healer, Pt. ITennessee Medicine, Sep 2007 [Read]

HeroesTennessee Medicine, Nov 2006 [Read]

Physician’s Health Programs, an International MovementTennessee Medicine, Apr 2006 [Read]

A Gift from the HeartTennessee Medicine, Dec 2005 [Read]

TMF Growing Pains Require Growing SupportTennessee Medicine, Nov 2005 [Read]

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

Getting Help from the Physician’s Health ProgramTennessee Medicine, 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?Tennessee Medicine, Aug 2006 [Read]

The Magnitude of the Meth EpidemicTennessee Medicine, Sep 2005 [Read]

Playing Russian Roulette with Inhalants, Part IITennessee Medicine, Aug 2005 [Read]

Playing Russian Roulette with Inhalants, Part ITennessee Medicine, Jul 2005 [Read]

Problem GamblingTennessee Medicine, Apr 2005 [Read]

Save Yourself First: Parenting an Addicted Child Tennessee Medicine, Feb 2005 [Read]

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

Don’t Treat Thyself!Tennessee Medicine, Aug 2002 [Read]

Emotional/Mental Illness

Physician Mental Health Help Now More Proactive with TN PSQSVMIC Sentinel, Feb 2020 [Read]

Risk Factors and Fears That Contribute to Physician SuicideTennessee Medicine, Mar 2018 [Read]

Physician Suicide Rates Show Alarming Need for EducationTennessee Medicine, Nov/Dec 2013 [Read]

‘Tis the Season, Part IITennessee Medicine, Jan 2005 [Read]

‘Tis the Season, Part ITennessee Medicine, Dec 2004 [Read]


Medical Marijuana: Therapy or an Oxymoron?Tennessee Medicine, Q1 2019 [Read]

NAS Update: Still a Troubling Note for Tennessee PrescribersTennessee Medicine, Q2 2016 [Read]

Why Physicians MisprescribeTennessee Medicine, Apr 2014 [Read]


Physician Burnout Series, Parts 1-4 – SVMIC Sentinel, 2018 [Read]

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

Dealing with Malpractice Stress, Part IITennessee Medicine, Sep 2012 [Read]

Dealing with Malpractice Stress, Part ITennessee Medicine, Aug 2012 [Read]

Physician StressTennessee Medicine, Dec 2002/Jan 2003 [Read]

Behavioral Issues

Physician Sexual Misconduct: A Quick, Sure Way to Lose Your LicenseTMA Topline, Jul/Aug 2021 [Read]

Boundary Violations and Professional Sexual Misconduct are Always HarmfulTennessee Medicine, Q3 2019 [Read]

Disruptive Behavior Now a Sentinel Event, Part IITennessee Medicine, Mar 2009 [Read]

Disruptive Behavior Now a Sentinel Event, Part ITennessee Medicine, Feb 2009 [Read]

Sexual Boundaries, Part IITennessee Medicine, Mar 2003 [Read]

Sexual Boundaries, Part ITennessee Medicine, Feb 2003 [Read]

Disruptive PhysicianTennessee Medicine, Sep/Oct 2002 [Read]

Physician Health

Avoid Compassion FatigueTennessee Medicine, Mar 2008 [Read]

Volunteering: Gratitude in ActionTennessee Medicine, Feb 2006 [Read]

Building Strong FamiliesTennessee Medicine, Jun 2005 [Read]

Medical Marriage, Part IIITennessee Medicine, Mar 2004 [Read]

Medical Marriage, Part IITennessee Medicine, Jan 2004 [Read]

Medical Marriage, Part ITennessee Medicine, Dec 2003 [Read]

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

Controlled Substances: Substance Use Disorders and Prescriptions – TN Dental Association News, Sep/Oct 2021 [Read]

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]