A legitimate interest in the private behavior of a doctor should be limited to behaviors that have a legitimate impact on that doctor’s capacity to work. Though it is pretended that these programs are being maintained for the benefit of doctors and the public it is apparent that they only serve to injure both.
The Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP) is following the same pattern they have with the “impaired” and “disruptive” physician constructs to discriminate and control with ignorance, bigotry, intolerance and stupidity.
The targeting of gay, lesbian or transgender doctors for what they do in their private lives is predictable. One doctor told me that the state PHP told him that if he did not cooperate in addition to losing his medical license the state medical board would make his sexual history part of the public record.
The civil and human rights violations remain hidden. The crimes remain hidden. So too will this. More sheep for the slaughter.
It is an inevitable part of this well oiled slope of coercion, control, obedience and abuse.
The import of this can not be overestimated.
State Physician Health Programs -coercion, control and abuse.
This anecdote concerning a gay doctor’s revelation he liked his non monogamous lifestyle leading to a forced acceptance of a “sex addiction” diagnosis, mandatory inpatient treatment and indoctrination into 12-step recovery was just posted on the physician social network SERMO. If the pattern looks familiar it is.
Physician Health Programs (PHPs) are non-profit NGOs that exist in every state ostensibly to help impaired doctors and protect the public from harm. PHPs have no regulation or oversight and have essentially removed all accountability. Under the ruse of protecting a doctors anonymity and providing confidentiality they have built barriers of opacity. Most doctors are unaware how they work unless they become involved with them and they are not on the radar of the public at large–they need to be.
Organized under the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, (FSPHP), state medical boards have abdicated their…
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