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!

Good Vibes E-Newsletter
Led by Dr.Dannielle Harwood, Chief Wellness Officer, the Good Vibes weekly e-newsletter sent out every Monday entails a positive and uplifting message for physicians. The e-newsletter has received positive feedback and is a highlight to the start of the week. If you would like to sign up for the e-newsletter, please contact Lisa Le, Project Coordinator, at lle@bgmsonline.org.

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

Third Thursday Physicians Lounge from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Wine Time 26 Lost Dutchman Dr in Chico. Physicians Lounge in 2024 is scheduled on the Third Thursdays (for the most part) every other month.

February 15th
April 18th
June 20th
August 15th
October 17th
Contact Bridget McBride, Associate Director, with questions at bmcbride@bgmsonline.org.
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.

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