Butte Glenn Medical Society

Physician Wellness

Physician Wellness

Be Well Physicians

Be Well Physicians is a new program from Butte-Glenn Medical Society to provide social and individual wellness support for physicians. Physicians are often focused on taking care of others. The demands on physicians have increased. Stress and burnout are being reported at higher levels than ever before. We can help.

Enjoy the Physician Community

Join colleagues, reconnect with the physician community and enjoy complimentary small bites and a drinks for all physicians, regardless of membership in BGMS/CMA! Meet new physicians to the community and catch up with colleagues.

Oroville: The Exchange

Fourth Tuesday Physician Lounge from 6 to 7:30 pm at The Exchange at 1975 Montgomery in Oroville. Join us January 28, February 25 and every Fourth Tuesday through November 2020. Delicious tapas!

Chico: The Red Tavern

Third Thursday Physician Lounge from 6 to 7:30 pm at The Red Tavern on Esplanade. When the weather warms up, we'll move out to their patio which is a wonderful spot. Join us every Third Thursday starting 2020 on January 16, February 20 through November 2020.

Annual Physician Community Dinner

Every February, Butte-Glenn Medical Society holds a dinner to present our Leadership in Healthcare Award. This year, we'll gather at the Butte Creek Country Club on Wednesday, February 19 at 6 pm. Dr. Lee Snook, Incoming President of the California Medical Association, has been invited to speak. This dinner requires a registration fee. Stay tuned for details.

Physician's Lounge at Red Tavern on July 18, 2019

Individual Therapy Resources

New in 2020! Confidential individual therapy or coaching is available for all physicians. Butte-Glenn Medical Society/CMA members are welcome to receive up to 6 complimentary sessions. Simply let one of our Be Well Physicians partners below and let them know you are a member. They will be reimbursed by Butte-Glenn Medical Society while preserving your confidentiality with the provider. We are expanding our list so stay tuned! If you need to reach someone immediately, call (650) 756-7787, CMA's 24-hour Physicians’ and Dentists’ Confidential Assistance Line.


The following psychologists are local and are able to schedule physicians within 24 to 48 hours of your contact with them (for most of the year). Butte-Glenn Medical Society is grateful to partner with the California Psychologists Association and their local chapter.

Physician Wellness Coach

Steven Seay Leadership Coach:
(916) 715-9252

Steven will travel to the physician. Steven is available for in-person, phone or video consultations. He joined Butte-Glenn Medical Society on November 12, 2019 at Unwined in Chico to discuss physician wellness a year after the fire. He is also a resilience consultant with neighboring county medical society's Joy of Medicine program.

Physician Wellness Survey

The wellness survey launched in partnership with Well Physicians California in 2019 with a pilot in San Diego. As Well Physicians California expands in 2020, we are hopeful they will conduct a pilot survey in our area.

Weekly Online Meetings: No RSVP Required

Offered weekly: join one or join all – our coaches understand how busy you are!

Restore the Joy of Being a Physician

With Leadership and Wellness Coach Steven Seay

Every Tuesday 6 to 7:30 pm through June 9
Zoom.us log in ID: 845 9069 7989 and Password: 863561

Steven Seay has years of experience helping physicians and other providers lead lives of intention and reach their full potential. Steven has spent the past 15 years working in the healthcare arena. He has gone on to become a Marriage and Family Therapist in order to serve the server. Currently, Steve works as a Life and Leadership Coach serving physicians, managers and business leaders to lean into their ambition and potential. Steve is also a coach with the Joy of Medicine program through neighboring counties’ medical societies. These sessions are for individual physicians and for physicians who want to help colleagues avoid burnout.

Be Well Providers & Practice Staff

With Leadership and Wellness Coach Casey Field

Every Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 pm through June 11
Zoom.us log in ID: 219 760 376 and Password: 949436

Casey is an entrepreneur, professional coach, and speaker who challenges people to change their story to change their lives. For the past 5 years, Casey has been partnering with healthcare leaders, executives, and teams to uncover strategies for them to thrive in life and business. Casey is credentialed by the International Coaching Federation and is passionate about helping individuals find joy, meaning, and purpose. All providers and practice staff welcome to join one or all sessions!

Special Workshops: RSVP required

Leadership for Wellness During and After COVID-19

Wednesday, May 20 from 6 to 8 pm
Register by May 19 at https://tinyurl.com/Lead4Well

This special 2-hour online workshop, led by Coach Steven Seay, prepares physician leaders to help colleagues. Whether facing the challenges of COVID-19 or burnout in general, many physicians in our community may be in need but are reluctant to ask for help. Find out ways you can help other physicians in this special training. Please RSVP by May 19 and we will send you the Zoom login information.

Women in Medicine: Finding your Voice

With Healthcare Leadership Coach Deborah Munhoz

Monday, June 1 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Register by May 29 at https://tinyurl.com/womenMedicine

Discover balance, boundaries and listening to our intuition which are important in general and even more so in the time of COVID-19 when everything is in flux. Special guest speaker Deborah Munhoz, Healthcare Leadership Coach, has experience creating and leading women in medicine groups. She is known for “bringing forth lovingkindness, resilience and collaboration to create a world where every person knows that their contribution adds value.” This June 1 workshop is limited to 30 participants. The BGMS Women in Medicine meetings are chaired by Dr. Dannielle Harwood every first Monday of the month online and in person, depending on the pandemic. All women in medicine are welcome, regardless of membership or affiliation. If you’d like to join the regular meeting email list, please email BGMSED@gmail.com.

Trauma-Informed Care

With Dr. Caroline Giroux of UC Davis

Wednesday, June 24 from 6 to 8 pm
Register by June 23 at https://www.tinyurl.com/BGMScares

Take a deep dive into the meaning of Trauma-informed Care with Dr. Caroline Giroux. Per SAMHSA guidelines, six primary principles drive care and provide healing for patients. Following the Camp Fire, the COVID-19 pandemic caused further trauma in our community. How has our community been impacted? What has the medical community been doing differently since the Camp Fire, and what do we need to know now about patients’ needs? Are physicians and healthcare providers aware of their own trauma and finding the care they need to heal? Find out more from Dr. Giroux, a general adult psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Professor at UC Davis Behavioral Health Clinic and a well-respected expert on trauma-informed care. We welcome up to 50 participants for this session. RSVP is required for your Zoom log in.

Resilience, Coping and Key Take-a-ways from COVID-19

With Dr. Peter Yellowlees, Chief Wellness Officer, UC Davis Health

Wednesday, July 22 from 6 to 8 pm
Register by July 21 at https://tinyurl.com/YellowleesTalk

This pandemic has tried everyone in healthcare in many ways we were not anticipating. What are the key take-a-ways from our shared and individual experiences that can help build a brighter future? What silver linings emerged from the crisis? How have we been healing and what more healing has to be done? Join Dr. Peter Yellowlees, Chief Wellness Officer at UC Davis Health, author of several books on Telehealth and more, and a leader of our neighboring county medical societies’ Joy of Medicine program. Participants are limited to 30 due to the online format. RSVP in advance so we can email your Zoom log in information.

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