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Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Dr. Winner has been a family physician at Sansum Clinic since 1991, and he started the Clinic’s stress reduction program. For more information on stress reduction view the 11 part video series Coping with COVID-19 and Future Challenges: Stress Reduction for the 21s Century. Or, you can watch the video series consecutively beginning with Part 1 on this page. More information and audio exercises are available at

Professional Distinctions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for USC
  • Continuing Medical Education lecturer for the American Academy of Family Physicians, MCE Conferences and Pri-Med
  • Author of book Relaxation on the Run: Simple Methods to Reduce Stress in Seconds and Practical Lifestyle Tips for a Happier and Healthier Life
  • Former Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Formerly on Medical Advisory Board, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
  • Speaker to a wide variety of groups on the subjects of health and stress

Practicing since:

 1990 (34 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1991 (33 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Maryland


  • Family Practice, American Board of Family Practice

Additional Information


  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians 
  • Diplomate, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society

Sansum Clinic Involvement

  • Clinical Advisory Committee Member
  • Founder and Director of Stress Reduction Program, teaching both introductory and in-depth classes in stress reduction