Group medical appointments (GMAs) are customized, extended medical appointments with a patient's own doctor and a behavioral health professional. Patients served best by GMAs are those with chronic conditions who require extensive monitoring, support, and follow up. This outstanding new resource provides a comprehensive introduction to GMAs for health professionals with chronically ill patients, and includes financial cost analysis, step-by-step instructions, tools, scripts, and marketing materials--all to help the provider create a GMA that best addresses the needs of the practice And The patient. Group Medical Appointments offers medical group managers, private practice clinicians, nurse executives, and behavioral health professionals vital information for increasing patients' and health professionals' satisfaction and level of care. This must-have resource details the plethora of possibilities afforded by group medical appointments, including a wider range of support, greater focus on the individual's care, As well as more efficient, cost-effective treatment.SCHMUCKER is the author of 'Group Medical Appointments: An Introduction for Health Professionals', published 2006 under ISBN 9780763739317 and ISBN 0763739316.