The mission of the Texas Physician Health Program (TXPHP) is to protect the health of Texans and to promote medical excellence by serving physicians, physician assistants, acupuncturists, and surgical assistants affected by substance use disorders (SUD), physical illnesses and impairment, and/or psychiatric conditions. TXPHP fulfills this mission by providing education, recognition, and assistance in diagnosis and treatment for physicians, physicians in training, physician assistants, acupuncturists, and surgical assistants (hereafter termed "participants") through a recovery program adapted and monitored according to their specific needs.

All Texas participants will realize that SUD and psychiatric illnesses, like many other diseases, are treatable conditions, and colleagues who have completed acute treatment, continue ongoing treatment, and are appropriately monitored may have excellent outcomes and possess the ability to practice medicine in their field of expertise safely and effectively. This program strives to provide ‘Responsible Advocacy’ to participants by fostering a relationship of trust with participants and accountability to the Regulatory Agency (Texas Medical Board) and to the public.

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Katherine (Katie) McQueen, M.D.
Medical Director

Katherine McQueen

Dr. Katherine (Katie) McQueen, graduated from Baylor College of Medicine where she completed her residency and joined the teaching faculty. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She is recognized for her presentations and lectures on screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment, prescription drug misuse, and disordered eating. While on faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and UTHSC-Houston, Dr. McQueen developed and was the medical director for InSight, a state program that screened more than 90,000 Harris County residents for substance use problems. It also provided both brief intervention and more intensive services--when appropriate--to more than 20,000 patients. Her pioneering work was recognized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. McQueen has practiced Addiction Medicine in Houston Texas at Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center and for the last 11 years at La Hacienda Treatment Center. Dr. McQueen is honored to join the Texas Physician Health Program as the Medical Director.