Six years ago, Ada County Medical Society (ACMS) launched its Physician Vitality Program (PVP) as a no-cost member benefit. This program runs like an EAP, providing a resource for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who want to voluntarily seek mental health therapy.
We have set up the program so that members are assured absolute confidentiality: neither their employer, the Boards of Medicine or Nursing, and not even ACMS can discover the utilization of the program by member name.
Since then, PVP has provided more than 1100 contracted appointments to more than 200 members. Most members seek help for mental health topics such as depression, stress management, relationship challenges, and occupational stressors. For physicians specifically, all of these are exacerbated by the unique workplace and medical culture challenges they face comingled with the common behavioral tendencies that emerge from medical training.
We are sensitive to keeping your personal and professional reputation intact. Your participation in this program is completely voluntary and confidential and may not be mandated as a condition of employment. Neither ACMS, your employer, nor the Board of Medicine will be notified of your name if you choose to participate.
Participants must sign an understanding of the MHP's limits of confidentiality under certain legal statutes. Please review ACMS consent to treat forms prior to your first appointment, although you will go over this paperwork in your first appointment.
1) Click here the button below to send us an email or call 720-773-2073 to speak with Dr. Redmon directly. Please allow 24-72 business hours for a response.
2) Identify yourself as a member of Ada County Medical Society (or other qualifying medical association) and that you are utilizing this benefit.
3) If you are having trouble getting an appointment, you may call or text (415) PVP-ACMS (787-2267) for assistance, although at that point, your anonymity with ACMS may not be absolutely preserved from the executive director if caller ID shows up.