What does the PHP mean to me?
By: Edward W. Jew, III, MD
The Physicians Health Program was
willing to give me a second chance
and provided a program of structure
to resume the practice of medicine.
They provided support for counseling and
guidance which developed into a group of
close friends. They helped to restore my
credibility in the medical community and
the understanding it is a valuable privilege
to help care for others.
This provided the opportunity for service to watch myself and
others change and some not willing to do so.
Serving on the PHP Advisory Committee
helps me to see recovery from a different
perspective, and how difficult it can be to
support the impaired physician.
But I think the biggest asset is that the PHP
has helped to maintain my professional
sobriety. I will admit, it was challenging at
first, but once I realized their role is to keep
me in position to be successful, things have
never been better.