Dr. Leif Hass, a family medicine doctor talks about how the way he treats people has evolved and why he’s writing prescriptions for happiness.


Leif Hass, M.D., is a family medicine doctor and hospitalist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland. He serves as a Joy of Work Champion for Sutter Health and as a clinical instructor with UCSF. He spends his days bringing research on mindfulness practices and prosocial emotions to his patient care and the larger health care delivery system. He also advises the Greater Good Science Center on health care matters.


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