Physician Peer Groups

Joy of Medicine Peer Groups provide Sacramento area physicians with the opportunity to meet with a group of colleagues that understand and identify with what it means to be a physician. Physician Peer Groups are not group therapy, but a means for physicians to connect with one another to discuss personal and professional successes and challenges.

Peer groups meet monthly and are held in a local physician’s home and are facilitated by a vetted life coach or psychologist. RSVPs are required to participate.

Contact Sam Mello at to join a group!

Meeting Location and Dates

2nd Wednesday of the Month
6:30 to 7:30pm
Facilitated by Daniel Rockers, PhD

6:30 to 7:30pm
Facilitated by Angela Trapp, MSW

Fair Oaks
1st Thursday of the Month 
6:30 to 7:30pm
Facilitated by Katherine  Kilgore, PhD

Last Tuesday of the Month – Zoom
6:30 to 7:30pm
Facilitated by Steve Seay

El Dorado Hills
2nd Wednesday of the Month
6:30 to 7:30pm
Facilitated by by Angela Trapp, MSW

4-Part Virtual Series (open to no more than 20 physicians)

Series I: 9/9, 10/1, 10/22 & 11/15
8:50 to 9:50am
Facilitated by Steve Seay

Series II: 9/10, 10/5, 10/25 & 11/29
1:30 to 2:30pm
Facilitated by Steve Seay

Physician Poetry and Creative Writing Group

Share your poetry and short stories with fellow physician-writers! Provide literary support and feedback in a safe, positive environment. There are no submission restrictions and group members are encouraged to share writings from any genre. For more information, contact Sam Mello at