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  • Group Appointments With Doctors: When Three Isn't A Crowd (Oh yay!)

    03/19/2013 4:12:36 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 31 replies
    Everyday Health ^ | March 19, 2013 | Michelle Andrews
    TUESDAY, March 19, 2013 (Kaiser Health News) — When visiting the doctor, there may be strength in numbers. In recent years, a growing number of doctors have begun holding group appointments — seeing up to a dozen patients with similar medical concerns all at once. Advocates of the approach say such visits allow doctors to treat more patients, spend more time with them (even if not one-on-one), increase appointment availability and improve health outcomes. Some see group appointments as a way to ease looming physician shortages. According to a study published in December, meeting the country's health-care needs will require...