SPOTLIGHT: Patients see benefits to visits in group settings

Group doctor visits, while lacking in privacy, can have several benefits, according to an article in the Washington Post. Not only are patients able to cut down on wait times, but the group setting can even help more shy patients to speak up. "There isn't that power differential there as with a single physician and a single patient," Dr. Colleen Kivlahan, a family physician in Herndon, Va., told the Post. Patients also can learn from each other about things as simple as medical terminology and how to check basic measurements like blood pressure, the article points out. Article