Anyone can make a referral to CPH. Most referrals (75%) come from colleagues or physicians seeking help for themselves, Nurses, other healthcare professionals, workers, friends, and family members concerned enough to help also initiate referrals.
If you call CPH about a colleague, your phone call will be held in the strictest confidence. The identity of a referral source is never revealed unless the caller agrees. Once a referral is made, program staff members gather information to better define the extent of the disease. The CPH Medical Director and/or local physicians may meet with the referred physician to candidly discuss reports of unusual behavior and determine if a problems exits. Denial is a significant part of the disease and often the initial response. However, when approached by concerned and caring colleagues, most physicians will candidly admit a need for help and will agree to participate in the program.