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.