Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program

(800) 453-3784
(248) 519-0373
PO Box 842
TroyMI 48099
United States


  • Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, Medical Director
  • Carolyn Batchelor, Program Director
  • Laura Brdak, Clinical Manager
  • Mary Corbeill, Case Manager
  • Josephine Holmes, Program Coordinator
  • Kayla Dadswell, Case Manager
  • Lauren Marte, Case Manager
  • Hannah Milavec, Case Manager
  • Christina Nickel, Case Manager
  • Helen Paulsen, Case Manager
  • Rebecca Taube, Case Manager
  • Megan Todd, Case Manager
  • LaKenya Hill, Intake Manager
  • Jessica Tracz, Intake Manager
  • Elizabeth Jajou, Intake Manager
  • Amy Welby, Intake Manager
  • Shannon Carl, Intake Manager

Program Structure

This program is operated by:

  • Other: HPRP is administered by a private-sector contractor under the direction of the Health Professional Recovery Program Committee (a multi-disciplinary committee) and the Bureau of Health Care Services in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). 

Does this program have a formal contractual relationship with the state medical board?

  • Other: The State of Michigan's Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) was established in 1994 by legislation. This program is administered through a contract with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Bureau of Health Care Services and is supported by various health professional licensing boards and the associations and societies of the health professionals in the state. The HPRP supports the recovery of participants so they may safely return to practice and protect the safety of the general public. 

Program Services

Types of disease, illness, or conditions monitored:

  • Substance Use
  • Mental health
  • Behavioral health problems
  • Physical illness
  • Other: Neurologic disorders, and other problems related to physician health and wellbeing 

Populations served:

  • Physicians – M.D.
  • Physicians – D.O.
  • Families of physicians
  • Medical students
  • Dentists
  • Residents
  • Psychologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Other


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