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SMLMA Hosted/Supported Events:


Saturday, July 22, 2023 • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Foothill Regional Park • 1351 Arata Lane, Windsor, CA

Relax with your medical colleagues during a guided forest bathing experience in beautiful Foothill Regional Park. Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” Forest bathing uses mindfulness and meditation techniques to open all five senses and connect with nature as a healing tool. Participants are guided on how to slow down, disconnect from technology, and take a break from life’s stressors.

This SMLMA-sponsored gathering will be led by Jenny Harrow-Keeler, a certified nature therapy guide and mindfulness teacher with EcoWisdom Wellness. Her intention is to help participants open the gift of their lives through the healing power of nature. Click here to learn more about forest bathing — how it works, what to bring/wear, and what to expect.

Space is limited to 15. Reserve your place today.

No cost to SMLMA members.

RSVP to Rachel at or 707-525-4375. Event details will be shared when you register.

Money Matters • Sunset on the Patio social

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023 • 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. • No cost, be our guest!

Christopher Creek Winery • 641 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg

RSVP to Rachel at or 707-525-4375

You are invited to join your regional physician colleagues and the Sonoma-Mendocino-Lake Medical Association for an informative and casual summer social at the exclusive Christopher Creek estate house and patio. Relax, chat, and enjoy a stunning view of the sun setting over acres of rolling hills and vineyards. Two sessions are planned, with something for everyone.

Money Matters with First Citizens Bank

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Attendees interested in presentation arrive

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Short presentation and conversation with the team from First Citizens Bank

Money Matters include banking, personal and professional real estate investments, medical equipment leasing, practice buy-ins, buyouts and acquisitions, etc. The team from First Citizens Bank can answer many of your money matters questions. Hear a brief presentation by the FCB medical practice team followed by a lively discussion and time for questions and answers. See flier for details. Come to the presentation, stay for the social!

Sunset on the Patio social

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Attendees arrive

6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Sunset on the patio

Mix and mingle with physician colleagues and SMLMA Business Partners, enjoying wine, hors d’oeuvres, and custom fire-roasted pizzas on a lovely patio overlooking an amazing view of vast vineyards and a stunning sunset.

Tell your colleagues and bring your spouse or guest to share a lovely evening on the patio with SMLMA and friends.

SMLMA Business Partner Services: Banking • Financial Planning • Investing • Home Ownership • Practice Management and Ownership Insurance • Risk Management • Retirement Planning Services • Medical Malpractice Coverage

Thursday, August 17, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. | Mergers, Acquisitions Oh My!  Christopher Creek Winery: 641 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448 

Medical Practice Buy-ins, Buyouts and Acquisitions: Looking to sell your practice or buy in to another? Need new equipment and wondering how to finance? Join SMLMA and the medical practice team from First Citizens Bank for wine and lite bites at Christopher Creek Winery.  Evening includes a short presentation followed by plenty of time for questions and answers. 

RSVP: or call (707) 525-4375

SMLMA Board Meeting: Monday, Aug. 21 | 12:00 p.m.

Regional Physician Wellness Collaborative: Thursday, Aug. 24, 6:00–8:00 p.m. | Windsor


SMLMA Cooking Connection: Thursday, Sept.14 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Windsor

Contact Rachel at (707) 525-4375 for details on any of the SMLMA programs and events! 

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