The shared medical appointment: Efficient for doctors, but is it good for you?

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The shared medical appointment: Efficient for doctors, but is it good for you?

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Shared medical appointment have benefits for patients as well as doctors

O, The Oprah Magazine, January issue

When Hannah Kish, 25, was in high school in a Cleveland suburb nearly a decade ago, she got her annual checkup in a then-unusual way: a group appointment at the Cleveland Clinic. Today, shared medical appointments are common enough that doctors call them “SMAs.” The Cleveland Clinic has logged 8,600 SMAs in the past three years, according to writer Emma Haak in an article in O, the Oprah Magazine. Nearly 12 percent of doctors who belong to the American Academy of Family Physicians offer group appointments, she reports.

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