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Group Medical Visits

A focus on health and well-being

Integrative Health Group Visits at Hennepin Healthcare are a fulfilling way to approach your care with a focus on health and well-being from a holistic, integrative, functional medicine perspective. Sharing these appointments among a community of people can result in more confidence, provide more time for questions and dialogue, build upon self-care and learn new mind-body skills, and mindfulness practices and extend the care received in a “one-on-one” patient-provider visit. The integrative providers at Hennepin Healthcare offer several Group Medical Visit series on topics where you can participate in a new way of taking charge of your health and well-being.

Offered Monthly

Continuing Health and Wellbeing Monthly Drop-In | Kara Parker, MD

  • Explore various evidence-based and integrative therapies and healing practices including cultural and spiritual care topics and perspectives with guest providers.
  • Once a month drop-in appointments, 1st or 2nd Monday evening as noted on the flyer from 5:45 – 7:45 pm.
  • Offered Monthly a Drop-In Group Medical Visits, online via Zoom through MyChart until further notice.

2023

Mind-Body Skills for Health and Wellbeing | Sue Haddow, MD

An evidence-based Mind-Body Medicine program to develop you connection, skills and implement practices

Eight – weekly, Tuesday afternoon appointment series online via Zoom in MyChart from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, January 3 – 31, and February 7, 2023.

Download the flyer for Mind-Body Skills for Health and Wellbeing

Staying Healthy: Recovering and Regaining Health from COVID-19 | Kara Parker, MD

  • For those with Long-Haulers/Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-COVID 2 Infection (PASC)
  • Support with learning about and practicing lifestyle changes to function at your best for a fuller recovery.
  • Seven – weekly, Wednesday morning appointment series online via Zoom through MyChart from 10am-12:00pm, January 18 – March 8, 2023. (No visit March 1)

Download the flyer for Recovering and Regaining Health from COVID-19

Blood Sugar Balance; Living with and Preventing Diabetes and Heart Disease with Integrative Medicine | Stefanie Stevenson, MD

Blood sugar balance plays an important role in these chronic conditions.

  • Eight – weekly, Thursday morning appointment series online via Zoom through MyChart from 9:00 – 11:00am, January 19 – March 16, 2023. (No visit March 2)

Download the flyer for Blood Sugar Balance

Easing Pain Holistically: Emotions and Chronic Pain | Sue Haddow, MD and Marchion Hinton, PhD, LP

Easing Pain Holistically: Emotions and Chronic Pain, knowing that pain affects our entire being (body/mind/spirit), this Group Medial Visit series will explore easing pain through emotional wellness from several perspectives including cognitive-based psychology and integrative and functional medicine. Healing from the heart.

  • Eight – weekly, Tuesday afternoon appointments series from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, February 14 – April 11 (no visit on February 28), 2023.
  • This will be held in person – Location TBD.

Life Beyond Cancer Group Medical Visits | Stefanie Stevenson, MD

This group medical visit series is for individuals who have experienced a cancer diagnosis.

  • Learn about nutritional needs, explore mind-body skills, incorporate safe physical movement and find shared social support in this dynamic group setting.
  • Eight - weekly Thursday afternoon appointments from 9 am - 11:00 pm, via Zoom, April 6 to May 25,

Download the flyer for Life Beyond Cancer Group Medical Visits

Future Group Medical Visit offerings:

For information on these future offerings when they are scheduled, please call and leave a voicemail at 612-873-8048 or email [email protected]

Rest and Renewal Lifestyle | Kara Parker, MD

  • Explore integrative therapies and healing practices for stress management, nutrition, sleep, movement and connection as we look at the importance of rest and renewal from a whole person, functional medicine perspective.
  • Six – weekly, Wednesday morning appointment series online via Zoom through MyChart or in person from 10 am – 12:00 pm- Dates to be determined in 2023.

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, MORE | Sue Haddow, MD

This is a well-researched program developed by Eric Garland, PhD showing how these mindfulness practices has been repeatedly demonstrated to improve symptoms, reduce opioid use and misuse as participants re-discover a sense of connection with themselves and others.

  • Eight- weekly, Tuesday afternoon appointment series online via Zoom through MyChart from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Dates to be determined in 2023.

Weight Management and Health Essentials | Iesha Galloway-Gilliam, MD

Offered through the Comprehensive Weight Management Clinic, (CWMC)

  • Learn the basics for healthy weight management and be supported to move forward with your goals.
  • Four – weekly, in-person visits– Dates and time TBD.

What happens in a Group Visit?

A group visit is just like a visit with your doctor/provider.  The difference is that the visit is with a group of people (average 10 – 16) together seeing the doctor/providers.  Group Visits are about focusing on your health and wellness goals as it relates to your conditions and health concerns. In these longer appointments (1.5 – 2 hours), you can ask questions of the providers and learn from each other in the group and get support from your community. Each visit includes facilitated mindfulness and mind-body skills practices for wellbeing which you may choose to practice at home.

Schedule Group Visit Appointments if you:

  • are a registered patient with Hennepin Healthcare (you do not have to have your primary doctor in the Hennepin Healthcare system. Call 612-873-8048 to register with Hennepin Healthcare.)
  • are interested in holistic, integrative and functional health and wellbeing support
  • want community support from others, are able to manage being in a small group setting and plan to attend all appointments
  • are covered by Medicaid/Medicare, Medical Assistance, Hennepin Healthcare / Hennepin County employee plans. Co-pays and deductibles apply similarly to a one-on-one level 2, 3 or 4 primary doctor’s visit. Check with your insurance provider as to whether your insurer covers seeing a primary provider at Hennepin Healthcare.

Contact

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Cass McLaughlin, BAS

MBSR/Coordinator/Teacher
Group Medical Visits Coordinator/Co-Facilitator
Mind-Body Skills/Facilitator
[email protected]
612-873-8048