Shared medical appointments: An innovative approach to patient care

Nurse Pract. 2015 Sep 13;40(9):1-6. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000470357.85590.46.


This article provides an overview of shared medical appointments, an innovative approach to managing patients with chronic conditions. The Diabetes Shared Medical Appointment of the Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Healthcare System, conducted by an interprofessional team and led by a nurse practitioner, is described.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Appointments and Schedules*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus / nursing
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Humans
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Patient Care / methods*