Group Medical Appointments: An Introduction for Health Professionals 1st Edition

9 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0763739317
ISBN-10: 0763739316
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$14.60
Condition: Used - Good
In Stock. Sold by HPB-Ohio
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
13 Used from $14.60
+ $3.99 shipping
More Buying Choices
9 New from $52.82 13 Used from $14.60
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Not Avail; 1 edition (March 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763739316
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763739317
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,261,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Miller on June 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
Very thorough and concise. Takes the reader from the initial concept of group appointments through the nuts & bolts of actually starting a group. I'm going to be thinking about this for quite a while...lots of ways to use this whether in the private practice, SNF, or other environments.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glen E. Miller on November 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
In the season of healthcare reform, cost is at the center of the discussion. It is clear that no matter what change reform brings, costs must be controlled if we are to provide healthcare for all, . In the process of cost control, we cannot afford to sacrifice quality of care.

DeeAnn Schmucker's book, "Group Medical Appointments: An Introduction for Health Professionals" represents a way to work at the goals of lowering cost and maintaining or improving quality.

Ms. Schmucker outlines the rationale for group medical appointments: more efficient use of medical professionals, patient satisfaction with better access to care, longer and more comprehensive visits and the credibility of patient to patient information-sharing. During the course of a busy day, practicing physicians may welcome the change of pace from the grind of seeing individual patients to a more time-relaxed session inherent in a group appointment.

In short, this book emphasizes the advantages to patients and physicians with group appointments. The advantages to patients and professionals is apparent as one considers that expertise and efficiency that can be brought to a group of patients with a chronic disease. For example, a group of diabetics can meet for an hour with the doctor, physical therapist and dietitian all on attendance.

A final word. Having participated in Ms. Schmucker's seminar, I can attest that she brings enthusiasm, clarity and a sense of humor to these sessions that enable and encourage the medical professional to implement group medical appointments.

Glen E Miller, M.D.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JT on July 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
DeeAnn has done an amazing job at capturing the intricacies of Group Medical Appointments (GMA). DeeAnn has provided a wonderful resource for all health professionals needing to explore this dynamic topic. With exceptional insight, DeeAnn overviews GMAs and illustrates the benefits of these types of appointments. DeeAnn then provides a step-by-step process by which to utilize and lever GMAs. The level and breadth of information that DeeAnn provides in this book certainly shows her proven capabilities within this field. Great book, ...great job!

JT

JT Consulting

[...]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
This is a very useful text directed toward health professionals on the subject of group medical appointments (GMAs). The book provides a nice overview of GMAs but also delivers enough practical information and details for a dedicated reader to establish a GMA system. For example, draft forms, scripts, and protocols are provided. There is a nice Q&A section that answers many of the questions that are likely to arise in the reader's mind. In addition, a glossary and reference section are included. The writing is clear and concepts easy to understand. While the monograph is well referenced and evidence-based, anecdotes from actual practice settings keep the book interesting and also support the real-world effectiveness of this approach to care delivery. In summary, health professionals interested in learning about or implementing a GMA system will find this book to be a terrific reference and a great starting point.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Ms Schmucker's idea on Group Medical Appointments is timely with the changes needed in our Health Care System. It provides information on how to treat patients in a cost effective high quality manner. As a mental health professional, Group Medical Appointments empower the patient to gain the skills they need to better manage their disease or condition and give the provider quality time with the patients to better problem solve. This concept is the first win-win we have had in medicine for awhile and this book provides the necessary knowledge and tools to make it happen.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again