Physicians & Health Professionals
Helping those in safety-sensitive professions
When physicians, dentists, pharmacists and nurses need help overcoming addiction, they turn to the UF Health Florida Recovery Center because it is the hub for national addiction experts in research and evidence-based treatment. Led by Medical Director Scott Teitelbaum, MD, our treatment team works with employers, licensing boards, the criminal justice system and professional resource networks from all over the country to help professionals return to successful careers.
Our approach to treatment shows, over a five-year period, more than 80 percent of impaired professionals in our care succeeded in recovery and returned to work. Our unique blend of ongoing, effective therapies in a private, comfortable setting, along with integration in the large local professional recovery community, provides an ideal environment for recovery.
Our team works closely with professional referral programs, peer assistance and licensing boards to formulate discharge plans, continued care and monitoring. As the point of contact between all parties, the staff at UF Health Florida Recovery Center helps make this process more efficient and effective.
Nationally recognized program
Our nationally acclaimed addiction medicine program has resulted in many doctors becoming board-certified in addiction medicine and practicing new, rewarding careers all over the country.
Our full continuum of care includes:
- Drug detox / alcohol detox; inpatient rehab
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Long-term rehab
- Outpatient appointments
- Substance abuse monitoring
The UF Health Florida Recovery Center treatment track for impaired professionals is recognized ty the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Annenberg Foundation as one of the nation’s top treatment, research and training programs. Through different levels of care, our team offers various treatment activities, including individual and group therapy, recovery exercises and educational sessions focused on sober living.
Physicians in Recovery
The experts at UF Health Florida Recovery Center personally value 12-step recovery. Many of our physicians and therapists are in recovery, and they understand, first-hand, the challenges specific to executives and healthcare professionals facing addiction.
People participating in our impaired professionals track have the opportunity to address unique issues specific to their fields:
- Who must know and how to tell them
- Returning to work
- Disruptive behaviors
- Co-dependency in the workplace
- Work / life balance
- Continued care