Physician Peer Support Group Meetings

Physician Health Services (PHS) hosts a number of meetings open to ALL physicians, medical students and residents who are in recovery or who are seeking peer support. Groups are held in a few locations. Please contact PHS at 781-434-7404 for more information about any of these meetings and for any announcements of meeting changes due to holidays, inclement weather, or otherwise. Some groups require that you speak with the facilitator before attending your first meeting. As always, your contact with PHS is confidential.

Waltham Support Groups

  • Monday & Thursday Peer Support Group. These groups meet every Monday and Thursday, is recovery focused, and follows AA guidelines. All physicians and medical students seeking peer support are welcome. Meetings are held at 7:00 PM at 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA.
  • Behavioral Health Peer Support Group. This group meets three times per month (the second and fourth Wednesday and the Monday before the fourth Wednesday of the month). Physicians, residents, and medical students who are experiencing the challenges stemming from the rigors of medicine and could benefit from collegial support are welcome. The focus is to strengthen the ability to effectively deal with patients, employers, hospitals, co-workers, colleagues, peers, family members, and significant others. This facilitated group also works on enhancing the quality of one’s personal and professional life. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday and the Monday before the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 7:45 PM in Waltham, MA. Please contact PHS for next steps prior to attending your first Behavioral Health Peer Support Group meeting.

In the event of inclement weather, please call 781-434-7404 to confirm that a meeting will be held.

Boston Support Groups

  • Kenmore Square – Weekly Tuesday Professional Peer Support Group. This meeting is recovery focused and welcomes any physician or medical student. Meetings are held every Tuesday (except the second Tuesday of the month) at 6:30 PM in Boston, MA
  • Kenmore Square – Monthly Tuesday Behavioral Health Group. This meeting is offered once a month on the second Tuesday of the month and welcomes physicians and medical students who could benefit from collegial support to develop and strengthen coping skills and enhance the quality of professional and personal life. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in Boston, MA. Please contact PHS for next steps prior to attending your first Tuesday Behavioral Health group meeting.

Additional Physician Peer Support Resources

  • Greenfield Group. Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Greenfield, MA
  • Berkshire Healthcare Professionals Recovery Group. This weekly meeting is a self-help format group open to any licensed healthcare professional. Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Pittsfield, MA.
  • Worcester Monday Doctors’ 12 Step Group. This group is open to any doctoral-level healthcare professional with substance use concerns. It meets every Monday from 7:30 - 8:30 PM in Worcester, MA.
  • Falmouth Support Group. Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM in Falmouth, MA.
  • Faith-Based Men’s Support Group. This weekly men’s group is affiliated with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Greater Boston. It provides support to professionals and others within a faith-based context. This is not exclusively a group for physicians and medical students. Meetings are held on Thursdays from 8:00 - 9:30 PM in Brookline, MA.

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PHS is actively recruiting for a Medical Director. This is a unique opportunity to be an important part of a mission driven non-profit organization that supports the health, well-being, and effectiveness of physicians and medical students in MA. PHS is currently accepting applications, through the job posting here: MMS website. Please review the job description and apply. You may also contact a member of the search committee: Mary Anna Sullivan, MD, Chair, PHS Board of Directors; Glenn Pransky, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Booker Bush, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Dustin Patil, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Bara Litman-Pike, PsyD, Executive Director PHS.

PHS is looking for great candidates to apply to this important position. We welcome your interest. The job is posted on this link on the MMS website.

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