Group Medical Visits

Registration

To register for Group Medical Visits, please call (608) 440-6600

 

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Group Medical Visits: Achieving Wellness in a Social Environment

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer Group Medical Visits in person at this time. We look forward to offering them again in the future when it is safe to do so.

 


 

Group medical visits offer an innovative and interactive approach to healthcare that brings patients with common healthcare needs together with one or more healthcare providers.

 

Led by a physician or advanced practice provider, each visit lasts approximately 90 minutes and allows patients to share as much or as little information as they like. Patients learn from each other while also learning about the key ingredients needed to live a healthy life.

 

We explore self-management skills for lifestyle and behavioral changes, as they relate to specific medical problems, including:

  • Risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and pre-diabetes, obesity
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Arthritis
  • Pain

Each visit will include a brief exam with a physician. Regular office charges will be submitted to your insurance provider. Co-payments and/or co-insurance may apply, depending on your specific health plan. Please check with your insurer regarding coverage.

 

Our Offerings

 

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer Group Medical Visits in person at this time. We look forward to offering them again in the future when it is safe to do so.

  

Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Building Resiliency

 

Explore how stress manifests in the body and affects the nervous system, hormones and musculoskeletal system while learning how to activate the relaxation response.  We will look at different awareness practices such as mindfulness, deep breathing, gentle yoga, guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation to support our health, reduce stress and promote resiliency.

 

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Healing Waters: Group Medical Visits for Pain

 

Offering supportive therapy for people struggling with chronic pain (i.e. arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, etc.), healing waters is an introduction to mindful movement in a warm water pool. The 93-degree temperature will help to relieve pain and stiffness, while buoyancy supports the body and lessens strain on the joints and the spine. Water resistance enables a gradual improvement in flexibility, strength, and stamina, and is appropriate for all fitness levels.

 

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Kitchen Wisdom: Cooking, Eating and Living Well

 

The focus of this six-week session is on developing healthy eating and cooking habits in a hands-on supportive environment. Gain confidence in the kitchen and learn how eating well can be an additional “medicine” for chronic conditions.

 

Our weekly group sessions will help you:

  • Learn basic cooking techniques using wholesome ingredients
  • Prepare nutritious and satisfying recipes (and take leftovers home)
  • Explore the health benefits of different foods and learn how to build a balanced diet
  • Learn the principles of the Mediterranean and anti-inflammatory eating plans
  • Practice mindful awareness as a foundational skill in the kitchen

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Yoga 4 Cancer

 

Yoga has been shown to decrease stress, improve sleep, and enhance overall physical and emotional wellness after cancer treatment. This series of group medical visits will offer an introduction to Yoga 4 Cancer (Y4C) which is a yoga method developed by a cancer survivor that supports the unique needs of those living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. Breathing exercises, short guided meditations, and physical postures will be used to support healing after treatment. No yoga experience is necessary. Open to all individuals during or after treatment.

 

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Healthy Aging

 

Healthy aging is the focus of this four-week session.  Making healthy lifestyle changes, managing chronic conditions and understanding medications, as well as why health is important, all contribute to enhanced well-being and improved quality of life.  Sessions will focus on creating a wellness action plan and participating in hands-on-activities (cooking, moving and meditating), education and discussion on clinical topics related to healthy aging.

 

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Culinary Connections to Health

 

For graduates of the Cooking for Heart Health and Kitchen Wisdom group medical visits, the Wellness Clinic is offering a follow-up group medical visit in the learning kitchen.  We will continue to explore the health benefits of foods, while learning new ways to cook with seasonal vegetables and fruits. Participants will have opportunities to connect with providers and learn from each other, creating positive change to help reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. 

 

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