Featured in Modern Healthcare: Counseling Impaired Docs: Help Programs May Need Retooling as Hospitals Expand Physician Employment

Featured in Modern Healthcare: Counseling Impaired Docs

Positive Sobriety Institute’s Dr. Daniel Angres Featured in Modern Healthcare

By Lisa Schencker | October 17, 2015

The surgeon was moody.

He seemed drowsy at work.

He was secretly an alcoholic.

The situation could have led to patient harm, the loss of his license and malpractice lawsuits. But none of that happened.

Instead, a member of the hospital’s wellness committee, after speaking with the doctor, connected him with the Positive Sobriety Institute in Chicago. Such programs often work with hospitals to assess potentially impaired physicians, refer them for treatment and monitor their progress.

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