Physician Health Program gets new director

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 49 , No. 10 , December 2007 , Pages 535 News

The BC Physician Health Program (PHP) has been helping physicians and their families in times of crisis since the 1970s. The program provides confidential assistance to physicians who are experiencing problems with their psychosocial health, the inappropriate use of substances, or a physical illness. It encourages early identification of problems by those experiencing them including physicians, their colleagues, and their families.

On 2 January 2008 a new executive director will come on board and his arrival marks a new era for the program. Dr Andrew Clarke will be heading up the PHP, reporting to the program’s Board of Directors. Andrew was most recently president and managing partner of a Toronto-based occupational health consulting firm, and has served as the corporate medical director for several major companies. He earned his medical degree at UBC, so the move is a return to familiar ground.

For more information on the PHP go to www.physicianhealth.com.

. Physician Health Program gets new director. BCMJ, Vol. 49, No. 10, December, 2007, Page(s) 535 - News.



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