Ann Leiseth

September 25, 2021
Depressed Doctor

Physician Suicide

For more than 150 years it has been known that physicians have an increased propensity to die by suicide. Approximately 300-400 physicians die by suicide a […]
September 24, 2021
North Dakota Professional Health Program

Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime and is often related to an underlying substance use disorder. Physicians have the […]
September 23, 2021
Invest in your mind

What Barriers Prevent Physicians from Seeking Mental Health Care?

Although physicians should recognize the value of obtaining treatment, they often are the most reluctant to access medical care and frequently receive poorer care than other […]
September 22, 2021
North Dakota Professional Health Program

The Importance of Achieving Work-Life Balance

Yes, work-life balance is possible in medicine. That is the good news. You can have a personal life and a fulfilling career simultaneously. You went into […]
September 21, 2021
Doctor on phone

The Difficult—but Necessary—Challenge of Referring an Impaired Physician

Impairment from alcohol or drugs is serious in any profession. For a physician who oversees the health and treatment of vulnerable patients, the risks are dramatically […]
September 20, 2021
North Dakota Professional Health Program

Protect Your Basic Needs to Cope During COVID-19

During these difficult times, physicians and other healthcare professionals are desperately needed during the global COVID-19 pandemic, putting a strain on our healthcare system as our […]
September 19, 2021
Thinking doctor

Impact of Stigma

Science has proven that substance use disorders are a chronic brain disease that can be managed with medical treatment. It is NOT a moral failing or […]
September 16, 2021
North Dakota Professional Health Program

13 Telltale Signs of Physician Burnout

The North Dakota Professional Health Program is dedicated to facilitate the rehabilitation of healthcare providers who have physical or mental health conditions that could compromise public […]