PRI Offers Weekly Virtual Peer Support to Sustain Medical Professionals During Pandemic Response

March 30, 2020 by matray

Today, Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI) announced the expansion of its peer support program for the medical professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. PRI is hosting weekly virtual group sessions with a focus on self-care and stress management during the current crisis. Physicians who are not currently PRI insureds are welcome and encouraged to participate. All participation is anonymous.

The weekly sessions are led by Michael "Mick" Krasner, MD, FACP, a professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Krasner will lead the group through mindfulness exercises and discuss methods to alleviate extreme stress, followed by a confidential group discussion during which attendees can share their personal insights and find comfort and support in their fellow physicians.

"The coronavirus pandemic is causing unforeseen pressure on our healthcare system’s greatest assets, its medical professionals," said Sanford Goldberg, MD, medical director at PRI. "PRI is dedicated to supporting those risking their own wellbeing, and often that of their families, to fight this disease. By providing a forum for these professionals to concentrate on self-care and healing, we hope they will be better able to face this great challenge." PRI has offered both group and one-on-one peer support to its insured physicians for many years in hopes of providing our doctors a forum within which they can discuss their professional problems and hopefully alleviate the stresses and concerns associated with those problems.

During this critical time, PRI remains more committed than ever to supporting our doctors and offering the New York medical community continued support in many mediums. We welcome all New York State physicians to avail themselves of access to our remarkable experts on the issues that impact them personally and the quality of care they provide their patients. For more information, please visit

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