The Alabama Physician Health Program, the Medical Association’s confidential resource for physicians and other medical professionals with potentially impairing conditions or illnesses, recently announced a reorganization and new staff to better protect the health, safety and welfare of those it serves.
The APHP provides confidential consultation and support to physicians, physician’s assistants, residents and medical students facing concerns related to alcoholism, substance abuse, physical illness and behavioral or mental health issues. It monitors an average of 280 physicians in Alabama at any given time. These physicians, whether self-referred or mandated, many initially may be hesitant to come forward for help, soon learn the APHP is their best advocate. Now, the APHP has even more staff and physicians available to assist when medical professionals need help.
MEET THE STAFF
Robert C. Hunt, D.Min, ASAM, LPC
Sandra L. Frazier, M.D., FASAM
Associate Medical Directors
James H. Alford, M.D.
Daniel M. Avery, Jr., M.D., FACOG, FACS
Jill Billions, M.D., ABAM, FASAM
APHP Case Manager
APHP Program Coordinator
Caro Louise Jehle