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Shared Medical Appointments

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/102713_7.mp3

For several years the Cleveland Medical Clinic has been offering shared medical appointments for patients with chronic illnesses. Shared medical appointments allow doctors to maximize productivity as well as provide a built-in support group for patients. Marianne Sumego, M.D., a physician at the Cleveland Clinic, discusses how shared appointments function, the benefits of the appointments, and which patients gain the most from group appointments.