Health Professionals In Recovery

Hosted BySean Fogler, MD, Bill Kinkle, BS, RN, EMT-P

To provide peer support, advocacy and education to healthcare professionals who struggle with substance use disorders, process addictions and mental health challenges. We connect, support and restore our colleagues — improving their health and professional careers. We deliver our mission through confidential support, educational programming, writing, speaking and our podcast.

We are healthcare professionals living in long-term recovery. Our training, lived experience and experience with professional health programs make us uniquely qualified to support and guide our colleagues who often suffer in silence. We have both struggled with substance use disorders and the mental health challenges that often co-occur, and we both have experience with trauma something frequently found at the root of addiction. The gift of recovery has transformed our lives, and now it’s our duty to share it with our colleagues, helping them find a new path forward.


All Episodes

The Swiss Army Knife of Specialties – Interventional Radiology with Barbara Hamilton, MD

Barbara Hamilton, MD is an interventional radiologist, physician leader, and mom, who blogs at TiredSuperheroine.com. She is currently the Chair of interventional Radiology at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm...

Self-Care for the Caregiver in the COVID Era with Dimitrios Tsatiris, MD

Physicians dedicate our lives to the care of others and this often doesn’t end when we leave work, but extends to our family and friends, other projects and demands...

Nonverbal Communication from Behind the Mask with Blake Eastman

Blake Eastman is a guest like no other we’ve had. He is a professional poker player and founded School of Cards, the first brick and mortar poker school in...

Honest Answers About Disability Insurance with Matthew Wiggins of PatternLife.com

Matthew Wiggins is the co-founder and Senior Advisor at Pattern, a life and disability insurance company that caters specifically to the physician community. Today he teaches us about disability...

Discussing Flipping the Script on Health Disparities with Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako

This is a flashpoint in our nation’s history and our positions as physicians endow us with a certain amount of respect and authority and with that authority comes responsibility. ...

Episode Rerelease: Overcoming Our Racial Biases to Better Serve Our Patients with Dr. Uché Blackstock

This is a flashpoint in our nation’s history and our positions as physicians endow us with a certain amount of respect and authority and with that authority comes responsibility. ...

Physician COVID-19 Questions Answered, Part 2 with Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc

In this second half we discuss some of the sequelae, like coagulopathy, but spend most of the time talking about the path forward: herd immunity, cross-immunity from other coronaviruses,...

Physician COVID-19 Questions Answered, with Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc

Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc, is a practicing pediatric pathologist with degrees in medicine from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, infectious disease epidemiology (CID) from the...

Physician COVID-19 Questions Answered, Part 1, with Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc

Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc, MSc, is a practicing pediatric pathologist with degrees in medicine from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, infectious disease epidemiology (CID) from the...