WISH Well Podcast: Women's Integrative Summit on Health & Wellness
By Dr. Michelle Dang
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. www.wishwell.health.blog Instagram @wishwell.health and michelledangmd.com
WISH Well Podcast: Women's Integrative Summit on Health & WellnessJul 08, 2021
78 - It’s a Wrap Season 2!
77 - To the Nines with Teresa Thuy
Full bio at wishwell.health.blog
76 - Sleep as Holistic and Patient Centered with Dr. Valerie Cacho
Find out more about Dr. Val at
IG: @valerie.cacho.md (full bio at wishwell.health.blog IG wishwell.health)
75 - Self Care is Not Selfish
This week’s episode features Dr. Sonal Haerter, an internal medicine physician with a special interest in wellness. She is in the process of completing her culinary medicine fellowship. She discusses the importance is self care especially amongst women.
Find out more information about Dr. Haerter on Instagram @drsonalzhaertnsoul
Full bio at wishwell.health.blog
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!
Find out more about Dr. Schofer at www.wendyschofermd.com
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.
Bio at wishwell.health.blog IG @wishwell.health
73: Self Doubt is a Choice with Dr. Kristin Yates
Find out more about Dr. Kristin Yates at kristinyatesdo.com and on Instagram @kristinyatesdo
FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog
72 - Uncertainty with Dr. Ashley Maltz
She discusses why she chose the word "uncertainty" for her episode, and sitting with herself in the discomfort of that uncertainty. She talks about experiencing significant changes in her life and being "productively unproductive" with those changes, of which so many of us can relate.
FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog
Connect with Dr. Ashley Maltz
71 - Integrative Interventional Pain & Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Harini Chenna
Find out more about Dr. Chenna on Instagram @drharinichenna
Find out more about Lagree fitness on lagreefitness.com and you can save on your home microformer machine with code MICHELLEDANGMD
FULL BIO on wishwell.health.blog or IG @wishwell.health
70 - Fully Enjoying Life with Dr. Jordana Rothschild
She shares her journey into mind-body medicine starting with her training in preventive medicine.
Her advice to others is to not be afraid to choose the life you want to live. Every morning, we are gifted with a new day. And each day we get to choose how we want to spend that day. It's ours alone, nobody can live it for us, we just have to be brave enough to own our choices.
Dr. Rothschild also has released a FREE 5 day mind-body boot camp starting May 24th *link in show notes or wishwell.health.blog*
Find out more information about Dr. Rothschild:
Guided Meditations on YouTube: Alpine Health
Fitness Videos on YouTube: Adult Recess
And you can even join our FREE 5 Day Mind-body Boot Camp starting May 24:
FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog
69 - Share Your Stories with Dr. Joanne Jarrett
Find out more information about Joanne and her podcast at www.fancyfreepodcast.com and her clothing line at www.shelfieshoppe.com
Full bio at wishwell.health.blog and Instagram @wishwell.health
68 - Air Health with Dr. Erika Maria Moseson
Find out more about Dr. Moseson at:
FULL BIO: wishwell.health.blog
67 - Anatomy of Well-Being with Dr. Monisha Bhanote
Check out her full bio at wishwell.health.blog and you can follow her at all the following links:
66 - Osteoporosis & Bone Health with Dr. Arinola Dada
We chat about the different kinds of arthritis and what osteoporosis is. We talk about the risks associated with osteoporosis, such as increased risk of fractures, and what we can do to decrease those risks.
Take a listen to find out more about this important topic! You can find out more about Dr. Dada on overlakearthritis.com
Full bio available at wishwell.health.blog
65 - Solocast on 365 Days
64 - Neuroendometabolic Stress Response with Dr. Carrie Lam
Find out more information about Dr. Lam on Instagram @Lam_Clinic ; website www.lamclinic.com Podcast: The Dr. Lam Show TikTok: @LamClinic and on Facebook LamClinic FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog
63 - Empowered Relationship with Dr. Yara Demo
Find out more about Dr. Yara Demo at:
62 - Individual & Corporate Wellness with Dr. Bergina Isbell
Meet Dr. Bergina Isbell, a board certified psychiatrist who shares her thoughts on individual and corporate mental wellness. Dr. Isbell recounts taking a "radical sabbatical" to learn how to better take care of herself and her patients. She now practices 90 minutes of self-care daily. She created her own business from the ground up via reverse engineering and now she helps other practices and corporations in the field of wellness. Her advice to others is to reverse engineer everything!
Find out more info about Dr. Isbell:
@berginaisbellmd www.LedLifeLLC.com FULL BIO: wishwell.health.blog
61 - Overwhelm with Dr. Marion McCrary
She talks about discovering health coaching to help patients and others as she was able to address the overwhelm in her own life.
Her advice to others is if you find yourself overwhelmed and yearning for more time for yourself, follow these steps:
1. Determine your priorities: Do, Delegate, Delete, and Defer
2. Set boundaries to protect yourself and your relationships
3. Avoid relapse
Find out more information about Dr. McCrary:
FB and IG @marionmccrarywellness
Twitter @marionmccrarymd Full Bio on podcast blog wishwell.health.blog
60 - Solocast on Embracing Change
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." - Helen Keller
Connect with me on Instagram @michelledangmd ; michelledangmd.com ; the podcast on Instagram @wishwell.health
59 - Preventive Cardiovascular Health with Dr. Nicole Harkin
FULL BIO: wishwell.health.blog
58 - Lifeboat with Dr. Ariana Witkin
Follow Dr. Ariana Witkin on Instagram @arianawitkinmd and www.arianawitkin.com
57 - Chronic Stress Management with Dr. Bindiya Gandhi
During residency, she talks about dealing with stress and the ability to heal herself through her knowledge of integrative and functional medicine. She discusses how chronic stress can be a gateway to other chronic medical conditions, notably decreasing your immune system. How do we react to stress in a positive way? How do we manifest stress in our lives?
Make sure you tune in and listen to get some tips!
Find out more about Dr. Bindiya Gandhi on Instagram @DrBindiyaMD website drbindiyamd.com mindbodygreen.com cleanplatesacademy.com
56 - Self Love & Acceptance with Dr. Mously Le Blanc
Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR)
Find out more information about Dr. Mo's book at UnleashTheHealingWithin.com
Connect on Facebook Mously Le Blanc Twitter @leblanc_mo IG @doctor_mo_leblanc
55 - Destigmatization with Dr. Jessica Lubahn
In this week's episode I chat with Dr. Jessica Lubahn, a urologist and founder of the company ONDRwear. Hear how she decided to embark on this journey and what made her decide to start this company. She says that she witnessed not only the daily frustrations and embarrassment that arose from urinary leakage (urinary incontinence) in both men and women, but also the limitations and potential side effects of more invasive treatment.
The word that she chose was "destigmatization" because she wants to bring awareness about just how common this issue is with the hopes of having open conversations without the shame or stigma that sometimes comes with living with incontinence.
Find out more about ONDRwear at www.ondrwear.com and on Instagram @ondrwear
54 - Authenticity with Dr. Jessie Benson
She shares her journey through clinical medicine and her decision to step away and pursue her passions. She is now a certified life coach, mindfulness teacher, professional artist, and most recently professional baker with her bakery Buffalo Mountain Bakery. Her advice is to "live true to yourself".
Life Coaching: jessiebenson.com
FULL BIO at wishwell.health.blog
53 - Education & Empowerment with Dr. Kara Wada
Find more information at www.crunchyallergist.com and follow her @crunchyallergist on IG and Facebook.
52 - Constantly Evolving with Kim Thai
Find out more info at:
Instagram @kthai6 / thekimthai.com /
Instagram @ganeshspace / ganeshspace.com
Kim's article on Being Asian American During Trump's 'China Virus': bit.ly/3oMEkry
51 - Adaptive Yoga with Dr. Ingrid Yang
*E-RYT500 = experienced registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and the 500 level (highest level)
**C-IAYT = Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists (a 2000 hour training requirement)
50 - Solocast on Reflections 2020
49 - Keeps Getting Better with Dr. Ali Novitsky
Find out more info about Dr. Novitsky:
Facebook group for women physicians: www.facebook.com/groups/LCWPwithAliNovitskyMD/
Linkedin: Alexandra Novitsky MD
48 - Restoration with Dr. Melissa Mondala
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.
Find out more info on melissamondalamd.com and on Instagram @melissamondala.md
47 - Renaissance Woman with Dr. Nancy Yen Shipley
www.NancyMD.com www.instagram.com/_nancymd www.youtube.com/c/NancyMD www.twitter.com/_nancymd
46 - Ever Evolving with Dr. Lynn Stiff
45 - (Part 2) Unbridled Conviction with Dr. Sirichand Khasla
45 - (Part 1) Unbridled Conviction with Dr. Sirichand Khasla
Learn more at DrSiriChand.com.
44 - Nourishing with Dr. Anne Kennard
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.
43 - Just Keep Moving with Dr. Riva Rahl
Find out more information at cooperaerobics.com/Cooper-Clinic/Our-Physicians/Riva-L-Rahl,-M-D.aspx
42 - Know My Why with Dr. Richa Mittal
She is passionate about the importance of creating metabolic resilience through mindset, lifestyle and nutrition. By combining traditional medicine with whole body wellness strategies, she is a proponent of how we can optimize gut health, create weight wellness and reverse and prevent chronic metabolic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
She is a speaker on topics related to metabolic health and whole body wellness and posts regularly to the Radiant Health blog about strategies for preventive health, weight management, nutrition and also shares healthy recipes that she enjoys creating.
Dr. Mittal is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and serves as Vice President of the Dallas Obesity Society. She resides in the suburbs of Dallas with her husband and two children. She enjoys yoga, cooking, reading and traveling.
Find out more @richamittalmd on FB/IG, radianhealthdallas.com and richamittalmd.com
41 - Dynamic and Ever Evolving with Dr. Tania Booker
I’ve reached a pivotal point in my career where I am in transition from practicing traditional internal medicine (working in the hospital) to becoming a wellness MD who focuses on using movement, nutrition and meditation to treat common medical conditions as opposed to prescription drugs.
As I learn more about ways to improve my personal health and well-being, I hope to also help my patients live their healthiest life with fewer medications and physical limitations.
Find out more info on Instagram @doctor.tania and www.moveovermedicine.com
40 - Living My Life without Limits with Dr. Naty Chaimowitz
39 - Solocast on Self-Compassion
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: mdthemindfuldoctor.com, FB-Payal Patel Ghayal, IG @mdthemindfuldoctor
37 - Effortless Meditation & Spirituality with Dr. Simran Rattan
36 - From Burnt Out to Badass with Dr. Errin Weisman
She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer's wife, athlete and mother of three. Besides being sassy, she enjoys getting mud on her shoes, teaching her children to catch tadpoles and reading a great fantasy novel.
You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast Doctor Me First, her website truthrxs.com or hang out on IG @truthrxs or LinkedIn Errin Weisman DO.
35 - Centered & Grounded with Dr. Leena Horner
Since completing her journey, Leena continues to deepen her spiritual journey and is currently a student of the mystery school. She continues to practice medicine with a renewed focus on overall well being and spiritual wellness as physical health.
You can email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
34: Owning Your Own Journey with Dr. Sarah Reck
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 www.sarahreckmd.com/new-page-73
Social Media Links
33 - Confidence & Belief with Dr. Rashmi Kudesia
32 - Pause & Presence with Dr. Jessie Mahoney
31 - Mental Peace with Dr. Megha Agarwal
I went to medical school at New York Medical College and after 4-bone chilling winters was happy to move back to Southern California where I did my Internal Medicine training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Cardiology Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. I spent additional time training in Women’s heart health at the Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars Sinai and in Cardio-oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.
I became a cardiologist because there are many ways to make an impact in patients’ life: from prevention to early disease treatment with medications, to advanced surgical and non-invasive procedures and even transplant. With the constraints on time as a practicing physician and my own personal health journey, I realized there isn’t enough time for physicians to meaningfully educate patients on preventive strategies for heart disease. This realization gave inspiration to develop Healthwyse: a science-based resource center and accountability program that empowers individuals to develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with food.
Find out more at www.healthwysecoach.com and IG @healthwyse