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Ohio Physicians Health Program

130 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 400

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614.841.9690

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MONITORING & ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorder Monitoring

OPHP provides monitoring and advocacy services for healthcare providers who have been diagnosed or treated for a substance use disorder or other addictive disorders.  Examples include alcohol use disorders or gambling addiction.  Following the completion of necessary treatment at an approved treatment facility, OPHP implements a comprehensive monitoring agreement or an average length of five years.  While OPHP holds a high standard of intensive monitoring, criteria are established on an case-by-case basis, meeting the needs of each participant.  Elements of these monitoring agreements may include:

 

1. Attendance at support group meetings

2. Completion of an approved continuing care/aftercare program

3. Volunteer peer monitor engagement

4. Toxicology testing, as indicated

5. Psychotherapy, as necessary

6. Regular meetings with OPHP Case Managers and Medical Director

7. Feedback on recovery activities and other health related indicators

 

OPHP reviews reports from various agencies, monitors, therapists, and treating professionals to monitor program compliance in concert with the items described. When appropriate, OPHP advocates for the healthcare professional regarding employment, insurance, and legal issues. OPHP is also able to advocate for participants to their respective regulatory Boards.

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Mental and Emotional Health Monitoring

OPHP provides preliminary assessment, evaluation and treatment referral, and monitoring services for potentially impaired providers who may be suffering from mental illness, co-occurring or stress-induced disorders. Often times, OPHP is able to connect the provider with appropriate outpatient resources. In some instances, a more formal evaluation and treatment process may be indicated. Following or concurrent with any indicated evaluation and treatment, OPHP may recommend a monitoring agreement. Such monitoring agreements are individualized with a typical duration of two to three years. Monitoring services may include:

 

1. Psychotherapy and/or professional coaching
2. Medication management, when indicated

3. Volunteer peer monitor engagement

4. Toxicology testing, as indicated

5. Regular meetings with OPHP Case Managers and Medical Director

6. Feedback on participation in wellness activities and other health related indicators

 

OPHP reviews reports from various agencies, monitors, therapists, and treating professionals to monitor program compliance in concert with the items described. When appropriate, OPHP advocates for the provider regarding employment, insurance, and legal issues. OPHP is also able to advocate for participants to their respective regulatory Boards.

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Behavioral Monitoring

OPHP provides behavioral health evaluations, evaluation referral, and monitoring services for potentially impaired providers who may be suffering from underlying issues which manifest primarily as recurrent disruptive behavior in the workplace. OPHP is able to guide medical staff leadership through the process of addressing such behavior. We do not become formally involved with behavioral issues until the medical staff has followed the protocols outlined by its bylaws, and has found no intervention successful. Providers are offered a choice of qualified facilities that specialize in evaluation and treatment of disruptive behavior. Following evaluation and/or treatment, OPHP implements a two to three year plan that may involve:

 

1. Medication management, if indicated;
2. Psychotherapy and/or professional coaching;

4. Volunteer peer monitor engagement;

5. Toxicology testing, as indicated;

6. Regular meetings with OPHP Case Managers and Medical Director; and.or

7. Feedback on participation in wellness activities and other health related indicators

 

OPHP reviews reports from various agencies, monitors, therapists, and treating professionals to monitor program compliance in concert with the items described. When appropriate, OPHP advocates for the provider regarding employment, insurance, and legal issues. OPHP’s primary goal is to help the provider successfully make the behavioral changes needed to be able to continue to practice in his or her current workplace.

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