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Group Visits for Chronic Disease Management

If you missed our Free Interactive Seminar on June 9th you can now view it here

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Details about this recorded webinar: 

This interactive seminar demonstrated useful tools and strategies to aid you in setting up a group medical visit program focused on chronic disease management.  Research and experience have shown that diabetes, depression, eating disorders, hypertension, and more can be helped with shared medical appointments.

Learning Objectives

  • List three types of group visits that can be to manage chronic disease
  • Define the behavior change goals for the group visit participants
  • Create an intake form for patients with chronic disease

Who would be interested in this presentation?

Administrators, physicians, advanced practice nurses, behavioral health clinicians, and any healthcare professional with an interest in launching, running, or participating in medical group visits.

How long is this webinar?

About 60 minutes.

Who is the presenter?

Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH

Dr. Gardiner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the UMass Chan Medical School. She is also the Associate Director of Research and the director of the Group Visits Program in the Center for Integrated Primary Care. She completed a three-year Clinical Research Fellowship in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Faculty Development at Beth Israel in Boston MA. She received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Additionally, she was awarded an NIH K award grant focusing on Integrative Medicine, technology, and health disparities.

Her research concentration is patient-oriented research regarding chronic pain and evidenced-based integrative medicine access in low-income patients. Current research is focused on the adaptive role of an Integrative Medical Group Visit (IMGV) which combines the principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and a Medical Group Visit to support health behavior change and reducing pain and stress. She is leading the implementation of this medical group visit model nationally and provides training on medical group visits around the United States.

Her research also focuses on innovative technologies such as Embodied Conversational Agents and Our Whole Lives; a holistic e-health toolkit, an online platform that teaches mind-body techniques. Dr. Gardiner lectures nationally and internationally. She has published over 90 reviewed papers on medical group visits, chronic pain, technology, dietary supplements, pregnancy, preconception care, stress, and integrative medicine in underserved patients. She is the former Wellness Committee Chair at Boston Medical Center where she taught mindfulness and resiliency training to medical students, residents, and clinicians for over nine years.