DAVID G. GREENBERG, MD, MPH

Dr. Greenberg's great grandparents settled in California's San Joaquin Valley in the late 1800's. He was born and raised in San Francisco, graduating from George Washington P.H.S. in 1970. Dr. Greenberg then moved east to matriculate at U.C. Berkeley, and in 1975 graduated from U.C. Berkeley's College of Agriculture. Still pursuing an eastern education, Dr. Greenberg attended the U.C. Davis School of Medicine and graduated in 1979. He then joined the Army for five years where he served as an intern, anesthesia resident, psychiatric ward officer and for two years as an infantry brigade surgeon. Dr. Greenberg received his ASAM certification in 1987 and he is currently board certified in addiction medicine. He was awarded an MPH degree from the University of Arizona in 1999 and his MPH internship project involved a comparison between U. S. and Canadian physician competency assessment programs and their impact on the activities of physicians and risk management challenges in primary care and chronic pain medicine.

Since the mid-1980's, Dr. Greenberg has practiced in the areas of addiction medicine, chronic pain medicine, and occupational medicine. He has served on physicians' health and well being committees for various healthcare organizations. Dr. Greenberg also served for 5 years as a department chair for the mental health, chronic pain, and addiction services for a large Arizona based staff model/HMO, in addition to serving as the medical director for its EAP operations. From 1986 to 1990, Dr. Greenberg worked as an investigator for the Arizona Medical Board and subsequently served as its chief medical investigator, and assistant executive director. For the past 20 years, Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Sucher have been awarded the Arizona Medical Board's Monitored Aftercare Program contract. This program serves MD and PA participants who are recovering from chemical dependency and other associated diagnoses. In addition, G&S also provides initial triage assessments of licentiates from multiple health care disciplines.

Dr. Greenberg has developed a special interest in the evaluation and monitoring of high risk workers returning to the workplace after medical, surgical, mental health, or substance abuse related events. In addition to healthcare workers, Dr. Greenberg has also been responsible for the evaluation and monitoring of other high risk workers in fields as diverse as mining, commercial fishing, logging, manufacturing, smelting, transportation, information technology, service workers, and construction, to include civilian nuclear facility construction workers, as well as assisting in the military's nuclear clearance process. From 1997-2007, Dr. Greenberg served as the Director for Occupational and Overseas Medicine for the Phelps Dodge Mining Corporation.

Dr. Greenberg believes that the time has come for the specialty of occupational medicine to address the special needs and challenges of physicians and other health care professionals working in the U.S.

 

 

MICHEL A. SUCHER, MD FASAM FACEP

Dr. Sucher was educated at Wayne State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1968 and a Medical Degree in 1972. Dr. Sucher's internship was at Sinai Hospital of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan and he underwent residency training at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1974 through 1994 Dr. Sucher practiced emergency medicine and served as emergency department director at both Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital facilities. He served as President of the Medical Staff of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn during 1994.

He practices addiction medicine and serves as the medical director of the monitored aftercare programs for the Arizona Medical Board, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners and the State Bar of Arizona. He is also President of the California Physicians Health Program. Additionally, he serves a consultant in addiction medicine to most other healthcare regulatory agencies and boards in Arizona.

He recently served as the Acting Medical Director of the Division of Behavioral Health at the Department of Health Services, State of Arizona. He currently serves as the medical director for Community Bridges which is a community substance abuse and mental health treatment program in the greater Phoenix area and throughout the state of Arizona. He also serves as the medical director for Community Medical Services which is the largest opiate treatment program in Arizona and Montana.

Dr. Sucher is a member of the medical staffs of the three Scottsdale Healthcare Hospitals and Banner Behavior Health Hospital all in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the medical director of physician health for Scottsdale Healthare and the consultant for physician health for the Banner Health system. He holds teaching positions throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

He is also a member of the medical staff of Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA. Further he developed the Professional Assessment Service at Mission Pacific Coast Recovery at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach where he serves as a consultant in professional health and practices addiction medicine.

Dr. Sucher is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He was granted Diplomate Status by the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2009. He is also certified as a Medical Review Officer by ASAM. Additionally, he is a Past President of the Arizona Society of Addiction Medicine. He is a nationally known speaker on addiction medicine and professional health issues.

From January, 1995 through July, 2001 Dr. Sucher served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Rural/Metro Corporation. He currently serves as the corporate medical review officer and as Chief Medical Officer of the corporation. Rural/Metro Corporation is a $ 500+ Million revenue national ambulance and fire protection company based in Scottsdale, Arizona.