From the PHP Director - Embracing Change
By: Tiffany M. Booher, MA, LPC, CAADC, CIP, CCSM
Change can be challenging and honestly, most people do not enjoy it. When I was growing up, my father taught me the best thing to do when faced with change is to adapt and endure. As a youngster, I was a little dismissive and did not realize the depth of wisdom in this concept. As an adult, I’ve had the opportunity to embrace change and apply this knowledge to grow personally and professionally.
The Physicians’ Health Program (PHP) has been embracing change this last calendar quarter. My promotion to director in September was exciting and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the team.
The PHP is delighted to welcome new case manager, Katie Thiemann, LSW. She previously served as a master’s level intern to our program in 2018. Katie’s foundation of knowledge of our program has allowed her to quickly establish herself as a strong addition to our team.
At the end of December, Jon Shapiro, MD retired as one of our part-time medical directors. We appreciate his contributions to the program and wish him well in his retirement. In early January, Edwin Kim, MD, joined our team to serve along-side Raymond Truex Jr., MD, FAANS, FACS as our part-time medical director. We are elated to have Dr. Kim, who is uniquely dual trained in psychiatry and addiction medicine.
As the PHP continues to adapt and endure through this time of change, I want to express my gratitude to our staff. They’ve been steadfast in providing services to our participants and maintaining the excellence in service that is a trademark of our program. I look forward to welcoming new possibilities as our team grows together in 2020.