Physician Wellness Program

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, telehealth mental health services are provided. Available to members, resident members and students. Call Dr. Tobin’s office directly: 405-340-4321.

Do you need to speak to a counselor about burnout, stress at work or home, or other issues? We can help.

Physicians

The Physician Wellness Program (PWP) is available to Oklahoma County Medical Society members, including resident and student members. The PWP provides:

  • Up to 8 free, confidential sessions with an experienced psychologist
  • Convenient, private location (telehealth available)
  • No diagnosis specified, no insurance billed, no electronic record kept
  • Appointments at convenient hours for physicians

To make an appointment, call the psychologist directly at 405-340-4321

Services are provided through The Counseling and Consulting Offices of Paul G. Tobin, Ph.D., P.C.

FAQs About the PWP

Questions

Answers

What is the Physician Wellness Program (PWP)?

The Physician Wellness Program helps physicians avoid a crisis situation.

Sometimes, we come back easily from a setback or even severe stress, but even highly intelligent people can become immobilized. A professional counselor can help physicians cope and regain their natural resilience. The important thing to remember is that there is always a solution.

The PWP can help physician address any problems or concerns they may be experiencing. They do not need to be in crisis, but the access to psychologists are here if they need them. You may simply want to talk to someone who understands your issues.

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How Can I Access the Services?

Services are available by calling the psychologists’ office directly and making an appointment. During regular business hours, call 405-340-4321. An answering service is available for after-hours calls.

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Professional or Personal Concerns

  • Are you anxious about mandates and the impact on your career?
  • Are you concerned about pending litigation?
  • Do you feel caught in a cycle of new mandates?
  • Do you feel sad, irritable, isolated or alone?
  • Do you feel as if your life and practice are in total chaos?
  • Do you think about leaving it all?
  • Is uncertainty about the direction of your career keeping you stuck?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Most physicians struggle to find a balance between the intense demands of practicing medicine and their personal lives. No physician is unaffected by transitions in their career and personal life.

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How Can Counseling Help Me?

Counseling could help you:

  • find a meaningful way to get your life back on track
  • address feelings of anxiety and depression
  • deal with the stress of litigation
  • create a better work/life balance between your work and personal life
  • resolve relationship issues and reconnect with family and friends
  • develop strategies to deal with difficult patients or colleagues
  • cope more effectively with burnout, adverse events or medical errors
  • thrive in an ever-changing environment
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Is it Private?

Confidentiality and privacy are concerns for physicians. No information is disclosed without your written consent and sessions are not reportable to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure. OCMS has met with the State Board of Licensure, who fully supports the pursuit of this program.

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What’s Included in the Service?

  • Up to 8 free confidential counseling sessions with a psychologist
  • Appointments available at hours convenient to physicians
  • No diagnosis, no insurance billed, no electronic record
  • Physician-initiated, and separate and independent from third-parties. Counseling sessions are not reportable to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure.
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Donate to the Physician Wellness Program

Donations to this program are tax-deductible. Each donation will be used for counseling sessions for physicians, residents and students in need. Please use the dues remitted field for the amount; complete the form by specifying the charitable program in the drop down menu.

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This project was funded in part by a grant from OSMA Foundation.
This project was funded in part by the individual donations of Oklahoma County Medical Society members.