[MCOH-EH] Physician Fitness for Duty

Charles Hackett dickenshackett at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 08:19:38 PST 2019

This situation is always a challenge.
In addition to the other recommendations you might want to look into what your state medical society has for physician health programs.
We have had a couple of very challenging situations where we have worked collaboratively with them to find confidential resources to both assess and treat where appropriate.
These have been mandated as part of company's policy
Charlie Hackett, Lifespan EOHS

> On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 8:30 PM Dr. Mona Khanna <drmona10 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings, Work Medicine Specialists --
> I have been asked to assist in determining whether a physician on hospital staff is too functionally impaired to perform a job as an interventionalist. The issues are decreased vision and tremor. The procedural staff has raised concerns, but in the past the physician has quashed them with the help of a heavyhanded attorney.
> We all know the usual approach to this process with regular hospital "employees" - obtain a job description, perform a history and physical exam, obtain specialist reports and then define what the individual can/can't do via work restrictions. How should we handle this when the object is a non-employee physician on staff, there is no job description, and there is a very low threshold for litigation?
> Thank you.
> Mona Khanna, MD
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