Serving The Healthcare Community of Florida

PRN is one of the two programs designated as the State of Florida's Impaired Practitioners Programs (the other being the Intervention Project for Nurses). As such, PRN and its Medical Director serve as the Consultant to the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) on matters relating to practitioner impairment. While working with these agencies, PRN also works closely with the DOH / DBPR Legal Departments in regard to impairment related mitigation factors during disciplinary proceedings.

PRN Mission Statement

The mission of the Professionals Resource Network (PRN) is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, while also supporting the health and integrity of Florida's healthcare and other professionals.

 

Advantages of Monitoring

• Protection of public safety

• Improved prognosis for recovery

• Assurance of high quality treatment by experienced providers

• Advocacy with regulatory agencies, employers, insurance plans


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PRN is pleased to welcome Alexis Polles, M.D. as our new CEO and Medical Director, effective January 1, 2017.  Dr. Polles is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine.  She is residency trained in Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry.  Dr. Polles has worked with professionals with addictive and psychiatric disorders for more than 30 years in clinical and administrative roles.  She is the former Medical Director of the Mississippi Professionals Health Network.  

Dr. Polles is a Board Certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, a Certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA approved trainer, a Certified Sex Addiction therapist and supervisor, and a Certified Medical Review Officer. She has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Dr. Polles' special areas of interest, in addition to addiction, are professional sexual misconduct, professional burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder.