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Obamacare Trend: 'Group appointments' for 12 patients -- at the same time...
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http://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-li...crowd.aspx

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 nearly 52,000 additional primary-care physicians by 2025. More than 8,000 of that total will be needed for the more than 27 million people newly insured under the Affordable Care Act.

"With Obamacare, we're going to get a lot of previously uninsured people coming into the system, and the question will be 'How are we going to service these people well?' " says Edward Noffsinger, who has developed group-visit models and consults with providers on their implementation. With that approach, "doctors can be more efficient and patients can have more time with their doctors."
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Pocketprotector;89345 Wrote:http://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-li...crowd.aspx

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 nearly 52,000 additional primary-care physicians by 2025. More than 8,000 of that total will be needed for the more than 27 million people newly insured under the Affordable Care Act.

"With Obamacare, we're going to get a lot of previously uninsured people coming into the system, and the question will be 'How are we going to service these people well?' " says Edward Noffsinger, who has developed group-visit models and consults with providers on their implementation. With that approach, "doctors can be more efficient and patients can have more time with their doctors."

Oh, yeah. Like anyone is going to discuss their pilonidal cyst with a bunch of strangers. Oh wait! Anim_doh
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*Raised eyebrow*

Oh THAT sounds just GREAT.

Now if you happen to have that rare disease but the symptoms are just like 10 other Joe Shmoe's symptoms, you get thrown into the lake with them to sink or swim.

Can't wait. Gotta love all the idiots who said "Ooooh free health care, I'm voting for Obama."

Voting for a President based on how many goodies you think he promised you is soooo incredibly ignorant.
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did you really expect less from the king of the entitlement class
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Group Gyno appts, now that's interesting.

Just setup 12 tables in a circle.
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streaker69;89488 Wrote:Group Gyno appts, now that's interesting.

Just setup 12 tables in a circle.

sounds like a theme party at TJ's
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streaker69;89488 Wrote:Group Gyno appts, now that's interesting.

Just setup 12 tables in a circle.

And I bet they don't sterilize the tools......

Ew. This discussion isn't going well.
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RugerGirl;89519 Wrote:
streaker69;89488 Wrote:Group Gyno appts, now that's interesting.

Just setup 12 tables in a circle.

And I bet they don't sterilize the tools......

Ew. This discussion isn't going well.

Women go to the potty in herds all the time, why not Group Gyno?
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streaker69;89522 Wrote:Women go to the potty in herds all the time

You do know, that's just so we can talk about youTongue
Group gyno-not happening, period.
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So much for HIPAA and confidentiality. Rolleyes
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