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WISH Well Podcast: Women's Integrative Summit on Health & Wellness

WISH Well Podcast: Women's Integrative Summit on Health & Wellness

By Dr. Michelle Dang

The Women's Integrative Summit on Health and Wellness: WISH Well Podcast

This podcast was created by Dr. Michelle Dang, a board certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician, fellowship trained in integrative medicine, a yoga instructor and a Lagree instructor. WISH Well - Women's Integrative Summit on Health and Wellness. A podcast connecting you with women from all walks of life discussing health and wellness topics. We hope to inspire, invigorate and enlighten. Instagram and
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78 - It’s a Wrap Season 2!

WISH Well Podcast: Women's Integrative Summit on Health & WellnessJul 08, 2021

78 - It’s a Wrap Season 2!

78 - It’s a Wrap Season 2!

Thanks for listening to Season 2 of the podcast! I’m so grateful to all of you listeners and to all of the amazing guests I’ve had on the show. I’m looking forward to a short break before getting ready for the next season so I hope you all stick around for more of this little podcast!
Jul 08, 202114:60
77 - To the Nines with Teresa Thuy
Jul 01, 202128:02
76 - Sleep as Holistic and Patient Centered with Dr. Valerie Cacho
Jun 24, 202129:27
75 - Self Care is Not Selfish
Jun 17, 202128:46
74 - Shed the Shoulds with Dr. Wendy Schofer

74 - Shed the Shoulds with Dr. Wendy Schofer

This week's episode features pediatrician and life coach Dr. Wendy Schofer. We discuss her journey into becoming a life coach after seeing her patients in her practice struggle with obesity. "Should" is a word I've tried hard to eliminate from my vocabulary and so this episode really was close to home for me. I hope you all enjoy listening to this episode!

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Dr Wendy Schofer is a pediatrician, lifestyle physician and family life and weight coach. Her 16+ years in clinical practice has taken her from military medical practice around the world, to primary care and then to nonprofit community work.
She brings experience having difficulty conversations, supporting parents through emotional and behavioral challenges, transitioning (repeatedly!) in the military, using lifestyle as medicine, and a big dose of fun to coaching. Coaching has brought a new level of personal satisfaction and enjoyment to her clinical practice, and is the elusive missing link for helping families enjoy health at home. She helps parents "shed the shoulds" to address the fears around nutrition and overweight, and become the confident role model for family health.

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Jun 10, 202132:50
73: Self Doubt is a Choice with Dr. Kristin Yates
Jun 03, 202127:57
72 - Uncertainty with Dr. Ashley Maltz
May 27, 202134:21
71 - Integrative Interventional Pain & Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Harini Chenna
May 20, 202131:24
70 - Fully Enjoying Life with Dr. Jordana Rothschild
May 13, 202129:18
69 - Share Your Stories with Dr. Joanne Jarrett
May 06, 202135:47
68 - Air Health with Dr. Erika Maria Moseson
Apr 29, 202134:00
67 - Anatomy of Well-Being with Dr. Monisha Bhanote
Apr 22, 202135:06
66 - Osteoporosis & Bone Health with Dr. Arinola Dada
Apr 15, 202133:53
65 - Solocast on 365 Days
Apr 08, 202114:08
64 - Neuroendometabolic Stress Response with Dr. Carrie Lam
Apr 01, 202130:52
63 - Empowered Relationship with Dr. Yara Demo
Mar 25, 202127:23
62 - Individual & Corporate Wellness with Dr. Bergina Isbell
Mar 18, 202136:31
61 - Overwhelm with Dr. Marion McCrary
Mar 11, 202130:05
60 - Solocast on Embracing Change
Mar 05, 202115:50
59 - Preventive Cardiovascular Health with Dr. Nicole Harkin
Mar 04, 202134:39
58 - Lifeboat with Dr. Ariana Witkin
Feb 25, 202126:39
57 - Chronic Stress Management with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi
Feb 18, 202134:59
56 - Self Love & Acceptance with Dr. Mously Le Blanc
Feb 11, 202132:53
55 - Destigmatization with Dr. Jessica Lubahn
Feb 04, 202134:15
54 - Authenticity with Dr. Jessie Benson
Jan 28, 202125:17
53 - Education & Empowerment with Dr. Kara Wada
Jan 21, 202128:47
52 - Constantly Evolving with Kim Thai
Jan 14, 202159:46
51 - Adaptive Yoga with Dr. Ingrid Yang
Jan 07, 202138:34
50 - Solocast on Reflections 2020

50 - Solocast on Reflections 2020

In this week's episode I recap the first season of the podcast. What a year this has been for us all. I'm grateful for all the little positives that have come out of this year and am looking forward to the new year. Thank you all for coming along and listening. I'm excited for Season 2 which is just around the corner! In this next season we will shift gears and discuss specific women's health & wellness topics! Look forward to yoga, coaching, postpartum issues, stress management and many many more! Also a new logo reveal coming soon!
Dec 31, 202013:48
49 - Keeps Getting Better with Dr. Ali Novitsky
Dec 24, 202032:35
48 - Restoration with Dr. Melissa Mondala

48 - Restoration with Dr. Melissa Mondala

Dr. Melissa Mondala is a Southern California native and a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She obtained her medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed her Family Medicine residency, in addition to a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine, both from Loma Linda University Health. Last year, she served as Preventive Medicine Junior Faculty at Loma Linda University Health, where she worked in a Lifestyle Medicine specialty clinic and inpatient lifestyle medicine service in an acute rehabilitation setting. She served as President (2018-2019) and Secretary (2017-2018) for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Professionals in Training (PiT) Division, now known as the ACLM-Trainees division. She carried out PiT’s mission to expand PiT nationally and globally through Lifestyle Medicine Interest Groups (LMIGs), social media campaigns, and personally inspiring a neighboring medical school, Western University, to create a LMIG. She has accelerated the lifestyle medicine movement within academic institutions, social media, community fairs, and podcasts. Dr. Mondala is committed to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s collective efforts to elevate Lifestyle Medicine in the medical, political, and social communities.

Currently, she is in private practice in Newport Beach and is an ACLM Board Member. She is a uniquely engaging motivational speaker that brings evidence based methods to combat chronic disease and uplifts potential barriers through self-empowerment and self-compassion.

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Dec 17, 202030:14
47 - Renaissance Woman with Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley

47 - Renaissance Woman with Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley

Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, with additional fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Her professional interests include sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, injuries and conditions of the shoulder and knee, fracture care and general orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Yen Shipley received her B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent time after her undergraduate training working in the snowboarding industry and event planning, before finding her true passion, medicine. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine, in Philadelphia, where she discovered her love for Orthopaedics. Dr. Yen Shipley completed internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, then completed additional fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia. Dr. Yen Shipley is a partner at Multnomah Orthopedic Clinic. In addition to her her clinical practice, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys caring for athletes of all levels, as a team physician for U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, Multnomah University and Portland Interscholastic League. She has also been involved as a part of the medical team for track and field’s IAAF World Indoor Championships, the University of Richmond and the Virginia Special Olympics. Dr. Yen Shipley is passionate about sharing her path to medicine with others, in particular our next generation of future physicians. She is a mentor and champion for women and diversity in surgical specialties, and brings awareness to this through speaking engagements and an active online presence. She has been a featured contributor on, called “a must-read blog” by Rebecca Ruiz of Forbes, among multiple other online sources of medical news. In her free time, Dr. Yen Shipley enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, stand up paddleboarding, playing (i.e. learning) tennis, and enjoying the great outdoors and the great food in her adopted hometown of Portland.

Dec 10, 202028:19
46 - Ever Evolving with Dr. Lynn Stiff

46 - Ever Evolving with Dr. Lynn Stiff

Lynn Stiff, MD, RD, MS is a dietitian-turned-physician passionate about empowering individuals to make realistic and sustainable diet and lifestyle choices that can prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and is faculty at a local Family Medicine residency program. She recently sat for her Lifestyle Medicine board certification in November and started an Integrative Medicine Fellowship through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Lynn takes a holistic approach to health and believes that health is not determined by a number on the scale, but by a collection of behaviors each individual engages in. She is passionate about promoting wellness for patients and health care providers. For more information and education, check out her blog, or podcast, Medicine for Life.

Dec 03, 202029:48
45 - (Part 2) Unbridled Conviction with Dr. Sirichand Khasla
Nov 27, 202018:20
45 - (Part 1) Unbridled Conviction with Dr. Sirichand Khasla
Nov 25, 202024:35
44 - Nourishing with Dr. Anne Kennard

44 - Nourishing with Dr. Anne Kennard

Dr Anne Kennard is a Board Certified OBGYN, Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, an herbalist, and registered yoga instructor. She also holds a BS in Nutrition Science. She is passionate about women’s health in the body, mind, and spirit.
She authored an Amazon bestselling cookbook: “Nourish: An Integrative Medicine Cookbook”, and speaks nationally on topics including women’s integrative medicine, nutrition, and physician wellness. She teaches yoga and culinary medicine for the Mindful Healthcare Collective.
Nov 19, 202028:01
43 - Just Keep Moving with Dr. Riva Rahl

43 - Just Keep Moving with Dr. Riva Rahl

Dr. Riva Rahl is a 24/7 Platinum physician for Cooper Clinic Platinum direct medicine practice. She received a double Bachelor of Arts at Rice University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Rahl completed her internal medicine internship and residency, and a residency in emergency medicine, serving as Chief Resident for one year, at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine and author of Physical Activity and Health Guidelines (Human Kinetics, 2010).

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Nov 12, 202027:54
42 - Know My Why with Dr. Richa Mittal
Nov 05, 202027:06
41 - Dynamic and Ever Evolving with Dr. Tania Booker
Oct 29, 202029:37
40 - Living My Life without Limits with Dr. Naty Chaimowitz

40 - Living My Life without Limits with Dr. Naty Chaimowitz

I am a pediatric allergy & immunology fellow, wife and mom to two amazing girls. After what seems like a lifetime long struggle with my weight, I decided that I was done living a life of limitations imposed by my obesity. Little by little, I changed my lifestyle. I changed my diet, introduced exercise and improved my health. While my journey has not and is not easy, it is so rewarding. My current mantra is “I am worth the effort”.  Follow Dr. Chaimowitz' journey on Instagram @natygetslight 
Oct 22, 202033:19
39 - Solocast on Self-Compassion

39 - Solocast on Self-Compassion

On this week's solo episode, I share my thoughts on Self-Compassion on how it relates to health & wellness. Send me a comment and let me know what you think! Instagram @michelledangmd
Oct 20, 202019:44
38 - I am Enough with Dr. Payal Patel Ghayal

38 - I am Enough with Dr. Payal Patel Ghayal

I am a Pediatric Integrative Physician, wife and mother to two beautiful boys. In 2009 I graduated from Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ. After working 60 hours a week in Private Practice for 3 years, I gave birth to my precious baby boy. My original plan was to return back to work part-time but everything changed once he was born. I decided to be a stay-at-home mom. During this time I also gave birth to my my second son. Before I knew it, 4 years had gone by in beautiful, chaotic, perfect life. After returning to work I realized I was no longer the same practitioner. My years at home as a mom helped me redefine my practice mindset. What I learned theoretically was not necessarily practical for all families. This real life experience combined with my Pediatric Knowledge led me to pursue a certification in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center of Integrative Medicine. With this approach, healing takes into account the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle.  Dr. Ghayal is currently a parent and life coach and obtaining her certification through the Life Coach School.  Follow her at:, FB-Payal Patel Ghayal, IG @mdthemindfuldoctor 

Oct 15, 202033:19
37 - Effortless Meditation & Spirituality with Dr. Simran Rattan

37 - Effortless Meditation & Spirituality with Dr. Simran Rattan

Dr. Rattan is an Integrative Family Medicine Physician, Integrative Health & Wellness Coach, and inspirational leader and speaker. Her areas of expertise include Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine, and Mind-Body & Spiritual Health. Dr. Rattan is Canadian Board Certified in Family Medicine and is also Board Certified in Health and Wellness coaching. She completed her Integrative Health Coaching Certification and a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the Andrew Weil Center of Integrative Medicine. She is an American Board of Integrative Medicine Diplomat with the American Board of Physicians & Specialties and also holds advanced certification in bioidentical hormone replacement. Dr. Rattan uses Integrative Health Coaching and motivational interviewing to support her patients in achieving their health and personal goals. Dr. Rattan has been meditating for over 25 years, is a spiritual elder and meditation teacher of vibrant celestial meditation and a Level 1 Tai Chi Instructor. She is passionate about helping people connect with their deeper value Follow Dr. Rattan on IG @simranrattanmd,
Oct 08, 202031:20
36 - From Burnt Out to Badass with Dr. Errin Weisman
Oct 01, 202034:23
35 - Centered & Grounded with Dr. Leena Horner
Sep 24, 202037:32
34: Owning Your Own Journey with Dr. Sarah Reck

34: Owning Your Own Journey with Dr. Sarah Reck

I am a physician, a mother of 4, and a fitness junkie!! I am an Anesthesiologist in Milwaukee,
WI where I work full time practicing the full scope of Anesthesia practice. I am also a mother of
4 beautiful boys, ages 2, 4, 6, 8. Juggling work and motherhood is no small feat (especially with
my crazy hours), and one of the ways that I make sure I am able to take care of everyone else is
by taking care of myself. I do this by practicing self-care in the form of exercise.
Fitness has taken on different meanings to me in different phases of my life and currently I feel
like I have come full circle. I was a runner at the onset, but my fitness routine has taken on
different forms as the demands of motherhood have taken over. For years, the best time for
me to exercise was early in the morning or during kids naps and due to this I started doing more
at-home workouts. As my kids are now getting older, I am now training for the New York City
Marathon in Nov, 2020.
In addition to being passionate about fitness, I am also passionate about all things motherhood.
I live by the mantra that you have to take and respect your own journey and try not to compare
it to anyone else’s journey.
Last, but not least, my professional expertise in Anesthesiology and personal interests in
helping mothers live their best lives have recently merged as I created a course to educate
women about pain control options during labor and delivery with an in-depth look at epidural
anesthesia and anesthesia for C-Sections. Throughout my 14 year career in medicine, I have
placed thousands of epidurals and have been dumbfounded how little GOOD education and
information is available about this topic. I have become increasingly frustrated with the fact
that women are very educated about the labor and delivery process, but are little educated
about epidurals. Thus, I set out to create a course filling this void. The course has now been
released and is available for purchase at

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Sep 17, 202034:51
33 - Confidence & Belief with Dr. Rashmi Kudesia

33 - Confidence & Belief with Dr. Rashmi Kudesia

Dr. Rashmi Kudesia is a board-certified reproductive endocrinology & infertility (REI) specialist. She completed her Baccalaureate degree in Biology & Medicine magna cum laude from Brown University and her MD with honors from the Duke University School of Medicine. She then pursued her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, followed by REI fellowship and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research Methods at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She joined the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty for nearly 3 years before relocating to Houston, where she currently practices at CCRM Fertility Houston, also serving as Site Director for CCRM Houston – Sugar Land and Director of Patient Education. Dr. Kudesia holds national leadership roles in organized medicine, regularly presents and publishes scientific research, and enjoys teaching the Houston-area OB/GYN residents and medical students. She promotes women’s health advocacy through community work and social media, with special interest in access to fertility knowledge, counseling and care. Follow her on IG @rkudesia
Sep 10, 202026:41
32 - Pause & Presence with Dr. Jessie Mahoney
Sep 03, 202032:36
31 - Mental Peace with Dr. Megha Agarwal
Aug 27, 202029:39
30 - Holistic & Balance with Dr. Supriya Rao

30 - Holistic & Balance with Dr. Supriya Rao

Supriya Rao, MD is a board certified physician in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and obesity medicine. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and gastroenterology fellowship at Boston Medical Center. She is a managing partner of her GI practice, Integrated Gastroenterology Consultants, located in the greater Boston area. She is also director of medical weight loss at Lowell General Hospital. Her clinical interests include gut health and motility, inflammatory bowel disease, preventative health/wellness, and weight loss. You can follow her on Instagram @gutsygirlMD
Aug 20, 202029:37