Late Career and Retired Physicians
Looking to successfully slow down or retire at the end of a career can be a stressful time. It is especially stressful when a health condition is impacting a physician’s ability to work. Many physicians prefer to work late into their careers and still have much to offer in terms of experience, institutional memory, and often more flexible schedules.
With an increasing proportion of doctors reaching retirement age, questions about the early detection of cognitive changes have become an emerging priority in the field of physicians’ health.
The PHP provides confidential support to physicians and their families, navigating aging and retirement. Clinical team members are available by phone during OMA business hours to answer questions and assist with a wide variety of concerns. The PHP can offer support in a number of ways, including:
- Prompt advice and support (callers may remain anonymous)
- Referrals for clinical services, with clinicians experienced in physician health
- A range of assessment services
- Monitoring and advocacy for ongoing mental health and workplace concerns