Joy of Medicine-on Call Podcast

Join us on Joy of Medicine-on Call, hosted by a local physician, where we explore the many paths physician take to bring joy into their practice of medicine. The podcast aims to promote and increase access to physician wellness by focusing on topics of mindfulness, burnout, stress management, and joy. We feature local physicians each episode where they discuss their journey through medicine.

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Episode Library

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 1

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1

February 1, 2020
Concierge Medicine
Eric Tepper, MD
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July 1, 2020
Empathy and Data: A Path Toward Healing
Megan Babb, DO
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Zachary Nicholas

Season 3, Episode 2

March 1, 2020
A Medical Student Perspective
Zachary Nicholas, IV MS
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Season 3, Episode 3

May 27, 2020
A Good Cup of Tea
Amy Ahlfeld, PsyD
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Season 2


S2 Episode 1

January 11, 2019
More Mindfulness, Less Screen Time
Tyler Smith, MD
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S2 Episode 2

February 15, 2019
Volunteering to Fill Your Spirit

Ruth Haskins, MD
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S2 Episode 3

March 15, 2019
Laughter in Medicine
Chris Serdahl, MD
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S2 Episode 4

April 15, 2019
Change from the Top Down
Peter Yellowlees, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, UC Davis Health
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By John Chuck, MD –SSVMS Joy of Medicine Advisory Committee Chair

S2 Episode 6

July 24, 2019
Weaving Meaning and Balance into Day-to-Day Operations
John Chuck, MD,Founder &CEO of Serotonin Surge Charities; Family Physician, The Permanente
Medical Group.
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S2 Episode 7

August 30, 2019
A Good Night's Sleep
Lydia Wytrzes, MD, Neurologist/Sleep Specialist and Director of Sutter Sleep Center
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Korman and Yellowlees

S2 Episode 8

September 30, 2019
Saying "Yes!"
Irina Korman, MD, Internal Medicine, The Permanente Medical Group
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S2 Episode 9

October 29, 2019
S2 E9 The Stories We Tell
Faith Fitzgerald, MD, Internal Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, Faculty - Retired
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S2 Episode 10

November 26, 2019
S2 E10 Wake Up Call
Rajiv Misquitta, MD, Internal Medicine, The Permanente Medical Group
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Season 1


S1 Episode 1

September 22, 2018
Peer Groups, Parenting &
Physician Gratitude
Vanessa Walker, DO and
Angela Trapp, MSW

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S1 Episode 2

October 7, 2018
Writing as an Outlet
Caroline Giroux, MD

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S1 Episode 3

October 21, 2018
The Importance of Mentorship
Eric Williams, MD

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S1 Episode 4

November 4, 2018
The Healer's Art and the
Power of Connection

Melissa Marshall, MD

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Frank and Glaser

S1 Episode 5

November 16, 2018
Medical Student Wellness, Starting the
Trend of Self-Care
Rochelle Frank, MD and
Louise Glaser, MD

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S1 Episode 6

December 7, 2018
Sustainable Behavior Change for Health and Well-Being
Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH

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S1 Episode 7

December 21, 2018
The Power of Laughter and Connection
John Wiesenfarth, MD

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Walking Meditation 

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Are you interested in being featured on Joy of Medicine-on Call?
Send a brief paragraph about how you find joy in your practice of medicine to Lindsay Coate at

Podcast production by Cameron Baptiste, Sound and Recording Technician.