The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health concludes “Addiction is not a character flaw.” 

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North Carolina Medical Board adopts new approach to licensee medical and mental health issues. 

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Is your health care provider an addict? The problem we can’t ignore.

September 2016, Rome News Tribune

Before he went to medical school, Michael Fishman was already addicted to drugs.“I didn’t even know there was such a thing as treatment then,” he recalls. He had never heard of a 12-step recovery program. Read more.


Nine Organizational Strategies to Promote Engagement and Reduce Burnout.
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NCPHP names new Consulting Associate Medical Director
September 1, 2016

The North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) named Clark Gaither, MD, FAAFP, as Consulting Associate Medical Director, effective August 24, 2016. Read more.


New CEO Announced
July 2016

NCPHP is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2016, Dr. Joseph Jordan became the Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Physicians Health Program. Dr. Jordan has been with NCPHP for nine years, and is honored and humbled by this opportunity.


September Declared Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
Summer 2016

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory declared September as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Read more.


Physician Death by Suicide: Problems Seeking Stakeholder Solutions
May 25, 2016, Archives of Depression and Anxiety

Each year, approximately 400 physicians die by suicide in the United States, leaving an estimated one million patients without their physicians. Physicians are two to three times more likely to die by suicide than members of the general population and are more likely to die by suicide than other professionals. Read more.