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September 21, 2023

Doctors Treating Doctors: when the patient is a physician

Explore the unique privileges, challenges and considerations of when physicians treat other physicians

Do you treat other physicians in your practice? Do you have questions about some of the distinct challenges and rewards of working with physicians as your patients?  

If so, please join the Physician Health Program as we host a presentation followed by a Q-and-A discussion taking place on Sept. 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The Ontario Medical Association Physician Health Program, the OMA Sections on Primary Care Mental Health, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, along with the Ontario Psychiatric Association, have partnered to present an overview of their experiences working with and supporting physicians.

Key topics

  • Substance use disorders in safety-sensitive workers
  • Personal reflections on seeking help as a physician
  • Unique considerations when treating a physician
  • Providing psychotherapy to physicians and physician couples
  • OMA-PHP and OPA programs and services

Guest presenters

  • Dr. Angela Ho, president, Ontario Psychiatric Association
  • Dr. Michael Pare, past section chair and chair, Education Committee, Section on Primary Care Mental Health (OMA)
  • Dr. Renata Villela, chair, Section on Psychiatry (OMA)
  • Dr. Nicola Yang, chair, Section on Primary Care Mental Health (OMA)
  • Dr. Lisa Lefebvre, associate medical director (PHP)

The event is being co-ordinated by Dr. Samantha Wallenius, associate medical director (PHP); Dijana Jovic, manager, operations (PHP); Kirat Klair, manager, operations (PHP); and Shayan Baksh, senior administrator.

Dr. Jon Novick, medical director (PHP) and Ted Bober, director, clinical services (PHP) will moderate.

This session is limited to OMA members and will be recorded and made available to OMA members.


Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023

7-9 p.m. ET

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