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Clinical Services at Rush Professionals Treatment Program
Program Description

This nationally recognized program is designed specifically for the needs of impaired physicians and other healthcare professionals. It is also ideal for high accountability individuals from other vocations such as the law, clergy, and industry. The program philosophy is that professionals benefit from peer interaction and support with other professionals. Although the majority of the patients are professionals, the program design also includes non-professional patients to create a more representative life experience.

Program Structure
The program is based on a day hospital (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to  11:00 a.m.) model. Most of the patients live in an independent living community in nearby apartments. This provides an intensive 24-hour integration of the treatment program into a daily living routine which emphasizes self-responsibility for all daily living activities, as well as accountability to peers.

Program Components

  • Physician leadership in daily program activities
  • Interactive group psychotherapy
  • Individual therapy and case management
  • Community meetings
  • Physical fitness/wellness groups and activities
  • Special focus groups addressing mood disorder, eating disorders, trauma abuse, and other dual diagnosis issues, mindfulness and meditation. 
  • Physician led recovery/re-entry groups (Caduceus)
  • Extended program (Phase II) which provides transitional treatment in preparation for return to home and professional life
  • Didactic group workshops
  • Family groups and a separate Family Week Program
  • Advocacy with medical and licensing boards for patients in recovery

Length of Treatment
The treatment length is individualized according to need. Most healthcare professionals will be in the day hospital program a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks, followed by an extended period of less intensive treatment for at least 3 to 4 weeks. Some patients will be referred to the evening intensive outpatient program for part of the treatment stay.

For further information or to schedule an assessment, please call (312) 563-3600.


Clinical Team

Daniel Angres, MD - Director - Rush Behavioral Health

Joel Neuberger - Program Director





Contact Name
Joel Neuberger - Program Director
Contact Phone
(312) 563-3600
Contact E-mail
Joel_Neuberger@rush.edu


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