In this episode, episode 99, I welcome Dr. Mike Fitzsimons from MGH to the show to talk about substance abuse in anesthesia providers and his recent article in Anesthesiology detailing their program to decrease rates of abuse.
4 thoughts on “Episode 99: Substance Abuse in Anesthesia Providers with Mike Fitzsimons”
Just listened to this episode. Have you listen to the documentary podcast entitled Dr. Death? It is very relevant to the topic, and I would love to know your thoughts.
Hi John, no, I’ve never heard of it but will take a look. Thanks!
I am currently a CA-1 at a University I would rather keep anonymous but we have had a few residents recently struggle with substance abuse. I sincerely feel like we need to implement a program like you all have a UCSF. Can you please send me a copy of your current hospital policy to help me get this underway? Thank you very much.
Hi Justin. Dr. Fitzsimons is at MGH, not UCSF, but regardless I will send you some documents from him to your email address you’ve included here. I hope it helps you start a program.