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, 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 smello@ssvms.org to join a group!

Physicians pictured with plants at a Joy of Medicine Peer Group event

Meeting Location and Dates

Location: Newcastle
Day: 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm
Hosted by Irina Korman, MD

Location: El Dorado Hills
Day: 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm
Hosted by Vanessa Walker, DO

Location: Fair Oaks
Day: 1st Thursday of the Month 
Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm
Hosted by Deanne Nyland, MD

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. To join the group, contact Sam Mello at smello@ssvms.org.

Physicians pictured with the Joy of Medicine Peer Group