Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP

Family physician, Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara, California; Founder/Teacher, Stress Reduction Program, Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara, California; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Dr. Winner has been a family physician at Sansum Clinic—the largest multispeciality clinic in Central California—since 1991. He is also a former chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, California. Dr. Winner recognized not only that stress-related illness was extremely frequent, but also that prescribing medication was only part of the solution. Therefore, in 1992, he founded Sansum Clinic’s Stress Reduction Program. He continues to run the program and teach in it. He has written journal articles and speaks on the topics of stress, health, and physician wellness. In addition, he is the author of the book Relaxation on the Run: Simple Methods to Reduce Stress in Seconds Plus Practical Lifestyle Tips for a Happier and Healthier Life.