WISH Well Podcast: Women's Integrative Summit on Health & Wellness

Dr. Michelle Dang

The Women's Integrative Summit on Health and Wellness: WISH Well Podcast

This podcast was created by Dr. Michelle Dang, a board certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician, fellowship trained in integrative medicine, a yoga instructor and a Lagree instructor. WISH Well - Women's Integrative Summit on Health and Wellness. A podcast connecting you with women from all walks of life discussing health and wellness topics. We hope to inspire, invigorate and enlighten. www.wishwell.health.blog Instagram @wishwell.health and michelledangmd.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

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Thanks for listening to Season 2 of the podcast! I’m so grateful to all of you listeners and to all of the amazing guests I’ve had on the show. I’m looking forward to a short break before getting ready for the next season so I hope you all stick around for more of this little podcast! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jul 8

14 min 59 sec

Welcome to the very last guest episode of Season 2! This episode features Teresa Nguyen, a HIIT fitness instructor based out of Houston TX and an entrepreneur who launched her own brand, To the Nines. Listen to how she first started her own blog on style and fitness and how she made the leap to turn that into her business. Her advice to others is to jump in and have faith. You can find out more information about Teresa on Instagram @teresathuy and her website teresathuy.com Full bio at wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jul 1

28 min 2 sec

This week's episode features a topic we know is so important yet we hardly ever discuss: sleep! I am excited to bring to you Dr. Valerie Cacho, aka Dr. Val on the podcast this week. She is a board certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician. We chat about how she got into the field of sleep medicine to become a sleep expert. She discusses the high prevalence of insomnia and we chat about sleep hygiene and what it exactly means. Her advice to others to take the time to be still. You don't want to miss this episode! Find out more about Dr. Val at www.sleeplifemed.com IG: @valerie.cacho.md (full bio at wishwell.health.blog IG wishwell.health) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jun 24

29 min 27 sec

Episode 75: Self Care is Not Selfish with Dr. Sonal Haerter This week’s episode features Dr. Sonal Haerter, an internal medicine physician with a special interest in wellness. She is in the process of completing her culinary medicine fellowship. She discusses the importance is self care especially amongst women. Find out more information about Dr. Haerter on Instagram @drsonalzhaertnsoul Full bio at wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jun 17

28 min 46 sec

This week's episode features pediatrician and life coach Dr. Wendy Schofer. We discuss her journey into becoming a life coach after seeing her patients in her practice struggle with obesity. "Should" is a word I've tried hard to eliminate from my vocabulary and so this episode really was close to home for me. I hope you all enjoy listening to this episode! Find out more about Dr. Schofer at www.wendyschofermd.com Dr Wendy Schofer is a pediatrician, lifestyle physician and family life and weight coach. Her 16+ years in clinical practice has taken her from military medical practice around the world, to primary care and then to nonprofit community work. She brings experience having difficulty conversations, supporting parents through emotional and behavioral challenges, transitioning (repeatedly!) in the military, using lifestyle as medicine, and a big dose of fun to coaching. Coaching has brought a new level of personal satisfaction and enjoyment to her clinical practice, and is the elusive missing link for helping families enjoy health at home. She helps parents "shed the shoulds" to address the fears around nutrition and overweight, and become the confident role model for family health. Bio at wishwell.health.blog IG @wishwell.health --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jun 10

32 min 49 sec

This week's episode features Dr. Kristin Yates, an OB/GYN, coach, and podcast host. We discuss self doubt as part of the human condition and how it is 100% our choice. She shares how imposter syndrome led her to nearly leave medicine. She hosts the podcast, Imposter to Unstoppable where guests come on to share their stories with her. Find out more about Dr. Kristin Yates at kristinyatesdo.com and on Instagram @kristinyatesdo FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jun 3

27 min 57 sec

This week's episode is a super fun one featuring my dear friend Dr. Ashley Maltz, an internal medicine and preventive medicine physician and fellowship trained integrative medicine physician. Hear her journey from college and attending her first yoga class and putting her health into her own hands. She shares her journey through her residency training in preventive medicine and then pursuing a clinical fellowship in integrative medicine. After practicing for several years, she moved back to Austin to start her own practice. She discusses why she chose the word "uncertainty" for her episode, and sitting with herself in the discomfort of that uncertainty. She talks about experiencing significant changes in her life and being "productively unproductive" with those changes, of which so many of us can relate. FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog Connect with Dr. Ashley Maltz ashleymaltzmd.com IG @ashleymaltzmd --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

May 27

34 min 21 sec

On this week's episode, I connect with a fellow integrative interventional pain management physician, Dr. Harini Chenna. As a former competitive gymnast along with the influence of her Indian cultural upbringing, she has always been passionate about fitness, nutrition, holistic healing and their vital role alongside modern medicine in building a mindset in which comprehensive wellness is a lifestyle. She shares her approach to chronic pain management in her patients. We also spend some time talking about Lagree fitness, which is how we connected on social media a few years ago! Find out more about Dr. Chenna on Instagram @drharinichenna Find out more about Lagree fitness on lagreefitness.com and you can save on your home microformer machine with code MICHELLEDANGMD FULL BIO on wishwell.health.blog or IG @wishwell.health --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

May 20

31 min 24 sec

Dr. Rothschild is a double board certified physician in Preventive Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine with additional certification in mind-body medicine. Listen to her chat with me on today's episode on what it means to fully enjoy life in the body that we have. She talks about tapping into what we have in ourselves to accomplish the goals in how we want to live our lives to the fullest potential. She shares her journey into mind-body medicine starting with her training in preventive medicine. Her advice to others is to not be afraid to choose the life you want to live. Every morning, we are gifted with a new day. And each day we get to choose how we want to spend that day. It's ours alone, nobody can live it for us, we just have to be brave enough to own our choices. Dr. Rothschild also has released a FREE 5 day mind-body boot camp starting May 24th *link in show notes or wishwell.health.blog* Find out more information about Dr. Rothschild: www.alpinehealthmd.com Guided Meditations on YouTube: Alpine Health https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ZlhRr1TBN2ueKoGji5How Fitness Videos on YouTube: Adult Recess https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuJPA2XYFIdyBgK2VsJuDXA Instagram: @jordanarothschild https://www.facebook.com/AlpineHealthMD https://www.facebook.com/groups/alpinehealthcommunity And you can even join our FREE 5 Day Mind-body Boot Camp starting May 24: https://mailchi.mp/alpinehealthmd/bootcamp FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

May 13

29 min 18 sec

This week's episode features Dr. Joanne Jarrett and her episode title is "Share Your Stories". She is the host of the Fancy Free Podcast. She realized over the years that we all have embarrassing funny stories and that sharing these with each other is a great way to bond, connect, laugh together, and feel less alone in our imperfections. She believes it also changes our mindset so that we are not only viewing our foibles through the lens of humor and story telling, but we also look for opportunities to share them with others as a gift. Her advice to others is to share your embarrassing funny stories every chance you get. It's addictive and infectious! She would love to start a movement whereby instead of being mired in isolating embarrassment, we are all laughing at ourselves together! Find out more information about Joanne and her podcast at www.fancyfreepodcast.com and her clothing line at www.shelfieshoppe.com Full bio at wishwell.health.blog and Instagram @wishwell.health --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

May 6

35 min 46 sec

On this week's episode I chat with Dr. Erika Maria Moseson, a lung and ICU doctor in Oregon. Her phrase for health and wellness is air health. She says don't light things on fire and breathe them into your lungs. This applies to tobacco, diesel, forests and more. She shares how as a lung and ICU doctor she realized how many patients she saw in the critical care setting due to people breathing in unhealthy air. She discussed how that is compounded by economic instability and racial inequities. We chat about vaping, the tobacco industry, wildfires, diesel and more. Her advice to others is to be an advocate for yourself and for your patients. She hosts her own podcast, Air Health Our Health, so please head over to her podcast and take a listen! Find out more about Dr. Moseson at: airhealthourhealth.org Podcast: anchor.fm/airhealthourhealth/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/AirHealthOurHealth/ Instagram: @airhealthourhealth FULL BIO: wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Apr 29

34 min

his week's episode features Dr. Monisha Bhanote, who comes onto the podcast to discuss the "Anatomy of Well-Being". She shares her journey as being a long windy road - from internist, to pathologist, to integrative medicine, yoga medicine therapeutic specialist and culinary medicine - but she shares that the journey has been been well worth it! She discussed what well-being means to her personally as well as for her patients. She sees herself as applying this holistic approach to the concept of well-being and her advice to others is to embrace a growth mindset. Check out her full bio at wishwell.health.blog and you can follow her at all the following links: https://www.drbhanote.com https://www.instagram.com/drbhanote/ https://www.facebook.com/drbhanote https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbhanote/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Apr 22

35 min 6 sec

Today's episode features Dr. Arinola Dada, a rheumatologist in Bellevue, Washington at Overlake Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center. She says that as a rheumatologist I work with women who have a higher incidence of autoimmune disease and osteoporosis so she is very passionate about educating women on the importance of screening and exercise for bone health. Her advice to women is stressing the importance of exercise, weight bearing activity, and strengthening for bone health. We chat about the different kinds of arthritis and what osteoporosis is. We talk about the risks associated with osteoporosis, such as increased risk of fractures, and what we can do to decrease those risks. Take a listen to find out more about this important topic! You can find out more about Dr. Dada on overlakearthritis.com Full bio available at wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Apr 15

33 min 53 sec

Today is my birthday, and I'm releasing a solo episode reflecting on 365 days. I've journaled and blogged a lot over the years, and thought it would be a fun trip down memory lane to read some old entries of a journal I wrote in over 8 years ago. I entitled it 365 Days of Zen because at the time, I was reading a book of daily quotes from mindfulness leader, Thich Nhat Hanh. When we are in the moment and feeling overwhelmed, it is challenging to remember how far we have come. I don't like to look "backwards" often, but when I do take a moment to reflect on and read some of the things I've written years ago, it is a gentle reminder that yes, I have come a long way. I hope that you enjoy listening to some of my old writings! And yes, today I am allowing myself to celebrate ME! Send me a message on Instagram @michelledangmd or @wishwell.health --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Apr 8

14 min 8 sec

This week's episode features Dr. Carrie Lam, MD, DABFM, ABAARM, FAAMFM. She is a board certified family medicine physician with additional certification in anti-aging, regenerative medicine and functional medicine. We discuss in this episode adrenal fatigue. She describes her journey into this field by learning from her father, Dr. Michael Lam, who has been doing nutritional telephone coaching since 2008 to help people recover from adrenal fatigue. She discusses how now we understand that stress actually affects the whole body in many different ways. She is a part of the Lam Clinic, a team of physicians and health professionals who believe in whole-person care. Dr. Lam hopes to change the future of medicine by being able to provide integrative medicine as regular medicine for all. Her advice to others is that the way to wellness is not a bandaid or narrow focus, but to get to the root cause and make sure to look at the big picture with all systems in place. She advises people to take a good listen to your body's symptoms and ask yourself why you're having the symptom and investigate the root cause. Your body has the ability to heal if given the right tools. Find out more information about Dr. Lam on Instagram @Lam_Clinic ; website www.lamclinic.com Podcast: The Dr. Lam Show TikTok: @LamClinic and on Facebook LamClinic FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Apr 1

30 min 52 sec

This week's episode features Dr. Yara Demo, a board certified neurologist and marriage and relationship coach. She shares feeling burnt out as a new attending and how it affected her professional and personal relationships. She describes how coaching has helped her learn how to manage her mind, her expectations, and take back her power. Her advice to others is that learning how to manage your mind and being deliberate about the thoughts you choose to have is life altering, allowing you to have empowered relationships. Find out more about Dr. Yara Demo at: www.yarademomd.com www.coachmestat.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Mar 25

27 min 23 sec

Meet Dr. Bergina Isbell, a board certified psychiatrist who shares her thoughts on individual and corporate mental wellness. Dr. Isbell recounts taking a "radical sabbatical" to learn how to better take care of herself and her patients. She now practices 90 minutes of self-care daily. She created her own business from the ground up via reverse engineering and now she helps other practices and corporations in the field of wellness. Her advice to others is to reverse engineer everything! Find out more info about Dr. Isbell: @berginaisbellmd www.LedLifeLLC.com FULL BIO: wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Mar 18

36 min 31 sec

This week's episode features Dr. Marion McCrary, an Internal Medicine Physician and Certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach in Durham, NC. She discusses the feeling of overwhelm in her own personal life and how to address this feeling that is so prevalent amongst not only women but in people in general. She talks about discovering health coaching to help patients and others as she was able to address the overwhelm in her own life. Her advice to others is if you find yourself overwhelmed and yearning for more time for yourself, follow these steps: 1. Determine your priorities: Do, Delegate, Delete, and Defer 2. Set boundaries to protect yourself and your relationships 3. Avoid relapse Find out more information about Dr. McCrary: Website: www.marion-wellness.com; FB and IG @marionmccrarywellness Twitter @marionmccrarymd Full Bio on podcast blog wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Mar 11

30 min 5 sec

It's our One Year Anniversary of the Women's Integrative Summit on Health and Wellness Podcast! So much has happened in this past year not only in the world but in each and every single one of our lives. I chat with you all today on what's been going on with me. If you recall the very first episode I posted was on Balance and why I wanted to start this podcast. Balance isn't the end point but it's a journey and that journey has twists and turns and forks in the road. I am grateful to you all who are listening, and grateful to all the women I have had on this podcast. It's been an interesting year but there have been so many positives that have come out of this. "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." - Helen Keller Connect with me on Instagram @michelledangmd ; michelledangmd.com ; the podcast on Instagram @wishwell.health --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Mar 5

15 min 50 sec

This week's episode features board certified cardiologist, Dr. Nicole Harkin, who comes on to share so much information about cardiovascular health, particularly as it pertains to women! She discusses lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise, and she additionally goes into a discussion on the lipid panel. She moved across the country recently and started her own telecardiology practice, Whole Heart Cardiology, and is currently licensed to practice in New York, California, and Florida. Her advice is to focus on prevention and lifestyle changes now; progress over perfection; lifestyle can dramatically reduce risk even in those with high genetic risk. She can be found on IG @nicoleharkinmd. Visit her website at www.wholeheartcardiology.com to sign up for her newsletter and learn more about her practice. FULL BIO: wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Mar 4

34 min 39 sec

Dr. Ariana Witkin is a pediatrician and postpartum coach who shares on this week's episode about what a lifeboat means. She shares how her experience as a new mom compelled her to become a postpartum coach. She talks about different strategies she utilizes for her postpartum clients and the different types of postpartum education she offers. Her advice she gives to new moms or expecting moms is don't forget your lifeboat - create your postpartum plan and to trust yourself. Follow Dr. Ariana Witkin on Instagram @arianawitkinmd and www.arianawitkin.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Feb 25

26 min 39 sec

Welcome to this week's episode on stress management! What an important topic especially in the time of COVID-19 when we are all feeling so incredibly stressed in different ways. In this week's episode, I chat with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi about chronic stress management. She says she's always known that she wanted to practice more than a traditional medicine practice. She became yoga and Reiki certified in medical school and started learning about integrative medicine while in medical school. After completion of her family practice residency, she completed her integrative medicine and functional medicine fellowships. During residency, she talks about dealing with stress and the ability to heal herself through her knowledge of integrative and functional medicine. She discusses how chronic stress can be a gateway to other chronic medical conditions, notably decreasing your immune system. How do we react to stress in a positive way? How do we manifest stress in our lives? Make sure you tune in and listen to get some tips! Find out more about Dr. Bindiya Gandhi on Instagram @DrBindiyaMD website drbindiyamd.com mindbodygreen.com cleanplatesacademy.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Feb 18

34 min 59 sec

Welcome to this week's episode where I chat with Dr. Mously Le Blanc otherwise known as Dr. Mo! She shares her story of burnout as a physician as the driving force for her to look into becoming a relationship coach. She calls the way she practices as a "lifestyle architect" - finding all the pieces of the puzzle for each person. She also discusses what energy medicine is and how to utilize that to complement traditional medicine. She discusses her shift to aspects of complementary medicine as a means of practicing self love and acceptance. She says the power of self love reflects our relationship with ourselves, our body, our partners, and our money. Self love is the foundation of all healing. Acceptance is having compassion for yourself despite the imperfections, which she says is difficult for high achieving women. Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR) Find out more information about Dr. Mo's book at UnleashTheHealingWithin.com Connect on Facebook Mously Le Blanc Twitter @leblanc_mo IG @doctor_mo_leblanc --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Feb 11

32 min 53 sec

Destigmatization with Dr. Jessica Lubahn of ONDRwear In this week's episode I chat with Dr. Jessica Lubahn, a urologist and founder of the company ONDRwear. Hear how she decided to embark on this journey and what made her decide to start this company. She says that she witnessed not only the daily frustrations and embarrassment that arose from urinary leakage (urinary incontinence) in both men and women, but also the limitations and potential side effects of more invasive treatment. The word that she chose was "destigmatization" because she wants to bring awareness about just how common this issue is with the hopes of having open conversations without the shame or stigma that sometimes comes with living with incontinence. Find out more about ONDRwear at www.ondrwear.com and on Instagram @ondrwear --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Feb 4

34 min 15 sec

In this week's episode, I chat with Dr. Jessie Benson and her topic, Authenticity. She shares her journey through clinical medicine and her decision to step away and pursue her passions. She is now a certified life coach, mindfulness teacher, professional artist, and most recently professional baker with her bakery Buffalo Mountain Bakery. Her advice is to "live true to yourself". Life Coaching: jessiebenson.com Art: www.jessiebensonfineart.com Bakery: www.buffalomountainbakery.com FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jan 28

25 min 17 sec

Dr. Kara Wada is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Fellowship Program Director of Allergy/Immunology at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency and Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. After having completed additional fellowship training in medical education, she is passionate about building meaningful connection and therapeutic relationships with her patients and inspiring future physicians to do the same. She seeks to empower her patients and clients with a naturally-minded and scientifically-grounded approach to care. She speaks nationally on topics including medical education, allergic and immunologic conditions. Outside of her work, she is an autoimmune patient, a food allergy mom of 2 spunky daughters, and wife to another Dr. Wada. Find more information at www.crunchyallergist.com and follow her @crunchyallergist on IG and Facebook. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jan 21

28 min 47 sec

Kim Thai is a writer, Emmy-award winning producer and the founder of GaneshSpace, a community organization dedicated to pursuing equity through mindfulness. Find out more info at: Instagram @kthai6 / thekimthai.com / Instagram @ganeshspace / ganeshspace.com Kim's article on Being Asian American During Trump's 'China Virus': bit.ly/3oMEkry --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jan 14

59 min 46 sec

Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT-500*, C-IAYT** is a board-certified physician hospitalist in San Diego, CA who has been teaching yoga for over 21 years. She is also the author of two books: Hatha Yoga Asanas and Adaptive Yoga. She is an incredibly creative and inspiring yoga teacher, who has made it her purpose to incorporate medicine into yoga, and yoga into medicine. Dr. Yang leads classes, trainings, and workshops all over the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. She is a certified yoga therapist under the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a Reiki master of the Usui tradition. In her past lives, Ingrid was an intellectual property attorney, founder and owner of Blue Point Yoga Center, and a jazz singer in Australia. When she is not doctor-ing or yoga-ing, Ingrid loves to surf at sunset, travel the world, and play on the beach with her dogs Rusty and Juno. Find out more at www.ingridyang.com or instagram.com/ingridyangyogamd *E-RYT500 = experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and the 500 level (highest level) **C-IAYT = Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists (a 2000 hour training requirement) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Jan 7

38 min 34 sec

In this week's episode I recap the first season of the podcast. What a year this has been for us all. I'm grateful for all the little positives that have come out of this year and am looking forward to the new year. Thank you all for coming along and listening. I'm excited for Season 2 which is just around the corner! In this next season we will shift gears and discuss specific women's health & wellness topics! Look forward to yoga, coaching, postpartum issues, stress management and many many more! Also a new logo reveal coming soon! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Dec 2020

13 min 48 sec

Ali Novitsky, MD specializes in Life Coaching for Professional Women, including fellow female physicians. She is a Certified Life and Weight Loss Coach, Board Certified Pediatrician, Board Certified Neonatologist, Blogger, International Speaker, and Host of the Podcast, “Life Coaching for Women Physicians.” Ali has a membership program for women physicians called Life Coaching Society where she focuses mind, body, and relationship fitness. Find out more info about Dr. Novitsky: Website: www.lifecoachingforwomenphysicians.com Facebook group for women physicians: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LCWPwithAliNovitskyMD/ Instagram: alinovitskymd Twitter: ARemakus Linkedin: Alexandra Novitsky MD --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Dec 2020

32 min 35 sec

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a Southern California native and a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She obtained her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed her Family Medicine residency, in addition to a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine, both from Loma Linda University Health. Last year, she served as Preventive Medicine Junior Faculty at Loma Linda University Health, where she worked in a Lifestyle Medicine specialty clinic and inpatient lifestyle medicine service in an acute rehabilitation setting. She served as President (2018-2019) and Secretary (2017-2018) for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Professionals in Training (PiT) Division, now known as the ACLM-Trainees division. She carried out PiT’s mission to expand PiT nationally and globally through Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs), social media campaigns, and personally inspiring a neighboring medical school, Western University, to create a LMIG. She has accelerated the lifestyle medicine movement within academic institutions, social media, community fairs, and podcasts. Dr. Mondala is committed to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s collective efforts to elevate Lifestyle Medicine in the medical, political, and social communities. Currently, she is in private practice in Newport Beach and is an ACLM Board Member. She is a uniquely engaging motivational speaker that brings evidence based methods to combat chronic disease and uplifts potential barriers through self-empowerment and self-compassion.   Find out more info on melissamondalamd.com and on Instagram @melissamondala.md --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Dec 2020

30 min 13 sec

Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, with additional fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Her professional interests include sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, injuries and conditions of the shoulder and knee, fracture care and general orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Yen Shipley received her B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent time after her undergraduate training working in the snowboarding industry and event planning, before finding her true passion, medicine. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine, in Philadelphia, where she discovered her love for Orthopaedics. Dr. Yen Shipley completed internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, then completed additional fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. Dr. Yen Shipley is a partner at Multnomah Orthopedic Clinic. In addition to her her clinical practice, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys caring for athletes of all levels, as a team physician for  U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, Multnomah University and Portland Interscholastic League. She has also been involved as a part of the medical team for track and field’s IAAF World Indoor Championships, the University of Richmond and the Virginia Special Olympics. Dr. Yen Shipley is passionate about sharing her path to medicine with others, in particular our next generation of future physicians. She is a mentor and champion for women and diversity in surgical specialties, and brings awareness to this through speaking engagements and an active online presence. She has been a featured contributor on KevinMD.com, called “a must-read blog” by Rebecca Ruiz of Forbes, among multiple other online sources of medical news. In her free time, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, stand up paddleboarding, playing (i.e. learning) tennis, and enjoying the great outdoors and the great food in her adopted hometown of Portland.  www.NancyMD.com www.instagram.com/_nancymd https://www.youtube.com/c/NancyMD www.twitter.com/_nancymd --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Dec 2020

28 min 19 sec

Lynn Stiff, MD, RD, MS is a dietitian-turned-physician passionate about empowering individuals to make realistic and sustainable diet and lifestyle choices that can prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and is faculty at a local Family Medicine residency program. She recently sat for her Lifestyle Medicine board certification in November and started an Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Lynn takes a holistic approach to health and believes that health is not determined by a number on the scale, but by a collection of behaviors each individual engages in. She is passionate about promoting wellness for patients and health care providers. For more information and education, check out her blog nutritionhealthlife.com, or podcast, Medicine for Life.   --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Dec 2020

29 min 48 sec

Dr. Khalsa has had a life-long interest in mindful living as the basis for long term vitality. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The Mayo Clinic in 2005 and is board certified in Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Hospice Medicine. Dr. Khalsa has deepened her studies on health and healing by becoming a Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, and participating in a 2-year full-time program on Ayurveda at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque and India. Through these other educational pathways, she has spent many years observing herself and patients in a different light from what was offered in her initial medical training. Serving as both an Integrative Medicine PCP and consultant to other medical practices, she has dedicated time and energy to promoting an increased understanding of the link between long term health and the daily choices we make. She is currently focusing her energy on supporting people to make the shift to intuitively living healthy through hands-on experiences in Phoenix, Az.  Learn more at DrSiriChand.com. Social Media  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/luminousfoods Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luminousfoods/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luminousfoods/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuminousFoods  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/sirichandkhalsamd  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Nov 2020

18 min 20 sec

Dr. Khalsa has had a life-long interest in mindful living as the basis for long term vitality. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The Mayo Clinic in 2005 and is board certified in Integrative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Hospice Medicine. Dr. Khalsa has deepened her studies on health and healing by becoming a Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, and participating in a 2-year full-time program on Ayurveda at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque and India. Through these other educational pathways, she has spent many years observing herself and patients in a different light from what was offered in her initial medical training. Serving as both an Integrative Medicine PCP and consultant to other medical practices, she has dedicated time and energy to promoting an increased understanding of the link between long term health and the daily choices we make. She is currently focusing her energy on supporting people to make the shift to intuitively living healthy through hands-on experiences in Phoenix, Az.  Learn more at DrSiriChand.com. Social Media  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/luminousfoods Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luminousfoods/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luminousfoods/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuminousFoods  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/sirichandkhalsamd  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Nov 2020

24 min 35 sec

Dr Anne Kennard is a Board Certified OBGYN, Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, an herbalist, and registered yoga instructor. She also holds a BS in Nutrition Science. She is passionate about women’s health in the body, mind, and spirit. She authored an Amazon bestselling cookbook: “Nourish: An Integrative Medicine Cookbook”, and speaks nationally on topics including women’s integrative medicine, nutrition, and physician wellness. She teaches yoga and culinary medicine for the Mindful Healthcare Collective. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Nov 2020

28 min 1 sec

Dr. Riva Rahl is a 24/7 Platinum physician for Cooper Clinic Platinum direct medicine practice. She received a double Bachelor of Arts at Rice University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Rahl completed her internal medicine internship and residency, and a residency in emergency medicine, serving as Chief Resident for one year, at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine and author of Physical Activity and Health Guidelines (Human Kinetics, 2010). Find out more information at cooperaerobics.com/Cooper-Clinic/Our-Physicians/Riva-L-Rahl,-M-D.aspx --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Nov 2020

27 min 54 sec

Dr. Richa Mittal is the Founder and Medical Director of Radiant Health Weight Loss and Wellness in Frisco, Texas.  As an Internist and Diplomate of the Board of Obesity Medicine, she provides weight management and preventive health services. Dr. Mittal offers a unique program using an integrative approach that treats the whole person- combining specialized medical care with customized nutritional guidance, mindset and lifestyle coaching.    She is passionate about the importance of creating metabolic resilience through mindset, lifestyle and nutrition. By combining traditional medicine with whole body wellness strategies, she is a proponent of how we can optimize gut health, create weight wellness and reverse and prevent chronic metabolic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.    She is a speaker on topics related to metabolic health and whole body wellness and posts regularly to the Radiant Health blog about strategies for preventive health, weight management, nutrition and also shares healthy recipes that she enjoys creating.    Dr. Mittal is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and serves as Vice President of the Dallas Obesity Society. She resides in the suburbs of Dallas with her husband and two children. She enjoys yoga, cooking, reading and traveling. Find out more @richamittalmd on FB/IG, radianhealthdallas.com and richamittalmd.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Nov 2020

27 min 6 sec

I am an internist turned wellness MD, marathon runner and blogger in Houston, TX. I started running for stress relief as a medical student in my twenties but when I started racing in my thirties, I became hooked. I’ve completed 2 marathons, 5 half marathons and a ton of 5K and 10K races. I’ve reached a pivotal point in my career where I am in transition from practicing traditional internal medicine (working in the hospital) to becoming a wellness MD who focuses on using movement, nutrition and meditation to treat common medical conditions as opposed to prescription drugs.  As I learn more about ways to improve my personal health and well-being, I hope to also help my patients live their healthiest life with fewer medications and physical limitations. Find out more info on Instagram @doctor.tania and www.moveovermedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Oct 2020

29 min 36 sec

I am a pediatric allergy & immunology fellow, wife and mom to two amazing girls. After what seems like a lifetime long struggle with my weight, I decided that I was done living a life of limitations imposed by my obesity. Little by little, I changed my lifestyle. I changed my diet, introduced exercise and improved my health. While my journey has not and is not easy, it is so rewarding. My current mantra is “I am worth the effort”.  Follow Dr. Chaimowitz' journey on Instagram @natygetslight  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Oct 2020

33 min 18 sec

On this week's solo episode, I share my thoughts on Self-Compassion on how it relates to health & wellness. Send me a comment and let me know what you think! Instagram @michelledangmd --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Oct 2020

19 min 43 sec

I am a Pediatric Integrative Physician, wife and mother to two beautiful boys. In 2009 I graduated from Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ. After working 60 hours a week in Private Practice for 3 years, I gave birth to my precious baby boy. My original plan was to return back to work part-time but everything changed once he was born. I decided to be a stay-at-home mom. During this time I also gave birth to my my second son. Before I knew it, 4 years had gone by in beautiful, chaotic, perfect life. After returning to work I realized I was no longer the same practitioner. My years at home as a mom helped me redefine my practice mindset. What I learned theoretically was not necessarily practical for all families. This real life experience combined with my Pediatric Knowledge led me to pursue a certification in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center of Integrative Medicine. With this approach, healing takes into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle.  Dr. Ghayal is currently a parent and life coach and obtaining her certification through the Life Coach School.  Follow her at: mdthemindfuldoctor.com, FB-Payal Patel Ghayal, IG @mdthemindfuldoctor  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Oct 2020

33 min 19 sec

Dr. Rattan is an Integrative Family Medicine Physician, Integrative Health & Wellness Coach, and inspirational leader and speaker. Her areas of expertise include Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine, and Mind-Body & Spiritual Health. Dr. Rattan is Canadian Board Certified in Family Medicine and is also Board Certified in Health and Wellness coaching. She completed her Integrative Health Coaching Certification and a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the Andrew Weil Center of Integrative Medicine. She is an American Board of Integrative Medicine Diplomat with the American Board of Physicians & Specialties and also holds advanced certification in bioidentical hormone replacement. Dr. Rattan uses Integrative Health Coaching and motivational interviewing to support her patients in achieving their health and personal goals. Dr. Rattan has been meditating for over 25 years, is a spiritual elder and meditation teacher of vibrant celestial meditation and a Level 1 Tai Chi Instructor. She is passionate about helping people connect with their deeper value Follow Dr. Rattan on IG @simranrattanmd, www.spiritualityismedicine.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Oct 2020

31 min 20 sec

Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster and fierce wellness advocate who helps inspire female physicians and working moms to do the work they love and absolutely love life. Her work in the world is to openly tell how she faced professional burnout early in her family medicine career so that no one feels alone, all know that change is possible because "if she can do it, so can I" and that you can have a joy-filled and sustainable career. She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer's wife, athlete and mother of three. Besides being sassy, she enjoys getting mud on her shoes, teaching her children to catch tadpoles and reading a great fantasy novel. You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast Doctor Me First, her website truthrxs.com or hang out on IG @truthrxs or LinkedIn Errin Weisman DO. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Oct 2020

34 min 22 sec

Dr. Leena Horner has been a practicing Ob/Gyn for over 20 years.  She has also completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.  In 2018, she felt a calling and decided to take a sabbatical from medicine to walk the Camino de Santiago.  Since her job at that time did not allow for a sabbatical she resigned to follow her heart and restore her spirit which was bruised and battered from work.  Additionally, there was a desire to deepen on her spiritual path.  For one who is spiritual and non-denominational, a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago may seem like an odd choice. As this is a traditional Catholic pilgrimage, the way of Saint James and culminating at the Campesino de Santiago Cathedral.  However, it is a path that many pilgrims seek to soothe their spirits and connect a community of seekers. Since completing her journey, Leena continues to deepen her spiritual journey and is currently a student of the mystery school.  She continues to practice medicine with a renewed focus on overall well being and spiritual wellness as physical health. You can email her: hornermedicalconsults@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Sep 2020

37 min 32 sec

I am a physician, a mother of 4, and a fitness junkie!! I am an Anesthesiologist in Milwaukee, WI where I work full time practicing the full scope of Anesthesia practice. I am also a mother of 4 beautiful boys, ages 2, 4, 6, 8. Juggling work and motherhood is no small feat (especially with my crazy hours), and one of the ways that I make sure I am able to take care of everyone else is by taking care of myself. I do this by practicing self-care in the form of exercise. Fitness has taken on different meanings to me in different phases of my life and currently I feel like I have come full circle. I was a runner at the onset, but my fitness routine has taken on different forms as the demands of motherhood have taken over. For years, the best time for me to exercise was early in the morning or during kids naps and due to this I started doing more at-home workouts. As my kids are now getting older, I am now training for the New York City Marathon in Nov, 2020. In addition to being passionate about fitness, I am also passionate about all things motherhood. I live by the mantra that you have to take and respect your own journey and try not to compare it to anyone else’s journey. Last, but not least, my professional expertise in Anesthesiology and personal interests in helping mothers live their best lives have recently merged as I created a course to educate women about pain control options during labor and delivery with an in-depth look at epidural anesthesia and anesthesia for C-Sections. Throughout my 14 year career in medicine, I have placed thousands of epidurals and have been dumbfounded how little GOOD education and information is available about this topic. I have become increasingly frustrated with the fact that women are very educated about the labor and delivery process, but are little educated about epidurals. Thus, I set out to create a course filling this void. The course has now been released and is available for purchase at https://www.sarahreckmd.com/new-page-73 Social Media Links Instagram: www.instagram.com/sarahreckmd Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/reck1170/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sarah-Reck-MD-Finding-Your-Fantastic LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-reck-59518963/ Email: sarahreckmd@gmail.com Website: https://www.sarahreckmd.com https://www.sarahreckmd.com/pain-control-for-labor-and-delivery-course  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Sep 2020

34 min 51 sec

Dr. Rashmi Kudesia is a board-certified reproductive endocrinology & infertility (REI) specialist. She completed her Baccalaureate degree in Biology & Medicine magna cum laude from Brown University and her MD with honors from the Duke University School of Medicine. She then pursued her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, followed by REI fellowship and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research Methods at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty for nearly 3 years before relocating to Houston, where she currently practices at CCRM Fertility Houston, also serving as Site Director for CCRM Houston – Sugar Land and Director of Patient Education. Dr. Kudesia holds national leadership roles in organized medicine, regularly presents and publishes scientific research, and enjoys teaching the Houston-area OB/GYN residents and medical students. She promotes women’s health advocacy through community work and social media, with special interest in access to fertility knowledge, counseling and care. Follow her on IG @rkudesia --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Sep 2020

26 min 41 sec

Dr Jessie Mahoney is a coach for physicians and parents. She is also a Pediatrician and a yoga and mindfulness instructor. She was a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente for over 20 years and has been a leader in the Physician Wellness movement her entire career. She is graduate of Dartmouth College and UCSF Medical School. Jessie leads wellness, coaching and yoga retreats and has her own coaching practice, Pause and Presence Coaching. She primarily coaches those who are successful on the surface yet struggle underneath. She helps her clients to struggle less and guides them to find more calm and ease, and create a more intentional life. You can find out more about her at www.jessiemahoneymd.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Sep 2020

32 min 36 sec

I’m a Southern California native of South-Asian/Indian heritage. My Alma Mater is the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where I met my future husband. We have 5-year-old boy/girl twins and live outside of Los Angeles where I practice Cardiology.    I went to medical school at New York Medical College and after 4-bone chilling winters was happy to move back to Southern California where I did my Internal Medicine training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Cardiology Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. I spent additional time training in Women’s heart health at the Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars Sinai and in Cardio-oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.    I became a cardiologist because there are many ways to make an impact in patients’ life: from prevention to early disease treatment with medications, to advanced surgical and non-invasive procedures and even transplant.  With the constraints on time as a practicing physician and my own personal health journey, I realized there isn’t enough time for physicians to meaningfully educate patients on preventive strategies for heart disease. This realization gave inspiration to develop Healthwyse: a science-based resource center and accountability program that empowers individuals to develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with food.  Find out more at www.healthwysecoach.com and IG @healthwyse --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Aug 2020

29 min 39 sec

Supriya Rao, MD is a board certified physician in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and obesity medicine. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and gastroenterology fellowship at Boston Medical Center. She is a managing partner of her GI practice, Integrated Gastroenterology Consultants, located in the greater Boston area. She is also director of medical weight loss at Lowell General Hospital. Her clinical interests include gut health and motility, inflammatory bowel disease, preventative health/wellness, and weight loss. You can follow her on Instagram @gutsygirlMD --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wishwell/support

Aug 2020

29 min 37 sec