Physician Health and Well-Being Program

The SDSMA is excited to announce that South Dakota physicians in need of support for their health and well-being now have a confidential and professional resource. The South Dakota Physician Well-Being Program is a responsive, high-quality program for physicians and residents in need of support.


Click the link above to get help or to learn more. Or, contact Maria or Amanda by phone at 605-275-4711.

The program offers confidential, peer-to-peer intake and crisis support as well as assessment to identify appropriate support for any physician in need. This program is independent of licensing board and state government.

  • Well-being resources
  • Career fatigue
  • Grief and loss
  • Financial stressors
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Work/family balance
  • Personal and family stressors

The SDSMA together with Avera Health, Monument Health and Sanford Health have developed this program to provide support for physicians who too often have been told to rely on reducing stress. The program is committed to supporting the well-being and health of physicians, enabling them to continue to provide high quality patient care.

  • Confidential
  • No insurance billing
  • No medical record

Burnout among physicians is as high as 62 percent in some specialties, and is a major issue that has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Early intervention and evaluation offer the best opportunity for a successful outcome and for preventing the health condition from needlessly interfering with medical practice.

The South Dakota Physician Well-Being Program is provided by an external vendor, Midwest Health Management Services, which has extensive expertise in education, outreach, and support of physicians who have overcome mental health and substance abuse concerns.

South Dakota State Medical Association
2600 W 49th St Ste 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605.336.1965 | Fax: 605.274.3274

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