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North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) offers shared medical appointments for patients with a variety of diseases or conditions. Selected NSPG physicians offer 90-minute appointments, which are conducted in a group setting with a physician, multidisciplinary team and six to ten other patients.
Individual consultations and benefits of shared appointments
Shared medical appointment patients also receive an individual consultation and review of medications or tests. During the shared appointment, patients get the benefit of the group education session and of sharing the experiences of other patients. All participating patients sign a confidentiality agreement.
Current shared medical appointments include:
- Back pain
- Internal medicine
Read patient stories about their experience with a shared medical appointment
Thank You for Sharing
A group of six patients sit attentively across from Terence Doorly, M.D., as he starts their 90-minute Shared Medical Appointment (SMA). "Patients like the shared appointments because not only can they get in to see me a lot sooner – they also get a full hour and a half of education,” says Dr. Doorly, who has been offering group appointments at the North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG) practice location in Danvers since July 2010. read more
Strength in Numbers
Earlier this year, Barlow made an appointment with Shant Parseghian, M.D.,an NSMC endocrinologist who specializes in caring for patients with diabetes, because his blood sugar was “getting a bit out of control” after a recent back surgery. While at that appointment, he learned about a shared medical appointment that Dr. Parseghian holds for patients with diabetes and thought it sounded appealing.