FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, February 13, 2023
MMA PARTNERS WITH FRONTIER PSYCHIATRY TO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO PHYSICIANS
The Montana Medical Association (MMA) announced today a partnership with Frontier Psychiatry, a Montana-based telehealth practice, to provide timely mental health and addiction services to its 1,400 physician members.
The incidence of burnout, mental health problems, and substance use disorders among health care workers have risen dramatically over the last three years, and physicians have not been spared.
Physicians who struggle with mental illness or addiction often face a significant amount of stigma before seeking help. In addition, the small medical community in Montana can make it difficult for physicians to access care without privacy invasions.
Frontier Psychiatry, a Montana-based telehealth practice, has a team of specialty-trained psychiatric providers, including 13 psychiatrists. Any MMA member can access telepsychiatry services without having to wonder whether their provider works in the same building or goes to the same gym.
"Timely access to these services has never been more important," said MMA CEO Jean Branscum. Telehealth ensures anonymous, low-barrier access to important care."
This partnership between the MMA and Frontier Psychiatry aims to address the mental health and addiction treatment needs of physicians in a confidential and accessible manner.
Physicians interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to call the Montana Medical Association at (406) 443-4000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.