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Group Medical Visits

A focus on health and well-being

Integrative Health Group Visits at Hennepin Healthcare are a fulfilling way to approach your care with a focus on health and well-being from a holistic, integrative, functional medicine perspective. Sharing these appointments among a community of people can result in more confidence, provide more time for questions and dialogue, build upon self-care and learn new mind-body skills, and mindfulness practices and extend the care received in a “one-on-one” patient-provider visit. The integrative providers at Hennepin Healthcare offer several Group Medical Visit series on topics where you can participate in a new way of taking charge of your health and well-being.

Offered Monthly

Continuing Health and Wellbeing Monthly Drop-In | Kara Parker, MD

  • Explore various evidence-based and integrative therapies and healing practices including cultural and spiritual care topics and perspectives with guest providers.
  • Once a month drop-in appointments, 1st or 2nd Monday evening as noted on the flyer from 5:45 – 7:45 pm.
  • Offered Monthly a Drop-In Group Medical Visits, online via Zoom through MyChart until further notice.

Download the flyer for Continuing Health and Wellbeing

Spring/Summer/Fall, 2022

Growing Resilience in Chronic Pain | Kate Shafto, MD

  • Offered through the Interventional Pain Clinic, and at the CSC.
  • Various topics that impact pain, and guest providers sharing tools and skills for pain management by strengthening your resilience.
  • Eight – weekly in-person visits Thursday afternoon appointment series from 2:00 – 4:00 pm begins May 12 – June 30.

Download the flyer for Growing Resilience in Chronic Pain

Tame Your Pain Beyond Medication | Sue Haddow, MD

  • Learn about managing pain from several perspectives including integrative, function medicine.
  • Six – weekly Tuesday afternoon appointment series from 1:30 – 3:30 pm begins June 14 – July 19.

Download the flyer for Tame Your Pain

Blood Sugar Balance: Living with and Preventing Diabetes & Heart Disease with Integrative Medicine | Stefanie Stevenson, MD

  • Blood sugar balance plays an important role in these chronic conditions.
  • Eight – weekly, Thursday morning appointment series online via Zoom through MyChart from 10 am – Noon, begins June 16 – August 18 (skip July 7 and 28).

Download the flyer for Blood Sugar Balance

Staying Healthy: Recovering and Regaining Health from COVID-19 | Kara Parker, MD

  • For those with Long-Haulers/Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-COVID 2 Infection (PASC)
  • Support with learning about and practicing lifestyle changes to function at your best for a fuller recovery.
  • Seven – weekly, Wednesday morning appointment series online via Zoom through MyChart from 10 am – Noon, September 28 – November 9.

Download the flyer for Recovering and Regaining Health from COVID-19

Rest and Renewal Lifestyle | Kara Parker, MD

  • Explore integrative therapies and healing practices for stress management, nutrition, sleep, movement and connection as we look at the importance of rest and renewal from a whole person, functional medicine perspective.
  • Five – weekly, Wednesday morning appointment series in person or online via Zoom through MyChart from 10 am – Noon, begins November 16 – December 14, 2022.

Download the flyer for Rest and Renewal Lifestyle

Life Beyond Cancer | Stefanie Stevenson, MD

  • Explore integrative therapies and healing practices for recovery from cancer and on-going resilience with health and wellbeing.
  • Eight – weekly, online via Zoom through MyChart Thursday morning appointment series from 10 am – Noon begins September 22 – November 14, 2022.

Download the flyer for Life Beyond Cancer

Future Group Medical Visit offerings:

For information on these future offerings when they are scheduled, please call and leave a voicemail at 612-873-8048 or email [email protected]

Mind-Body Skills for Health and Wellbeing | Sue Haddow, MD

An evidence-based Mind-Body Medicine program to develop you connection, skills and implement practices

Eight – weekly, Tuesday afternoon appointment series online via Zoom in MyChart from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Dates to be determined for 2023.

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, MORE | Sue Haddow, MD

Is persistent pain interfering with your enjoyment of life?

This is a well-researched program developed by Eric Garland, PhD showing how these mindfulness practices has been repeatedly demonstrated to improve symptoms, reduce opioid use and misuse as participants re-discover a sense of connection with themselves and others.

Eight- weekly, Tuesday afternoon appointment series online via Zoom through MyChart from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Dates to be determined in 2023.

Weight Management and Health Essentials | Iesha Galloway-Gilliam, MD

Offered through the Comprehensive Weight Management Clinic, (CWMC)

Learn the basics for healthy weight management and be supported to move forward with your goals.

Four – weekly, in-person visits– Dates and time TBD.

What happens in a Group Visit?

A group visit is just like a visit with your doctor/provider.  The difference is that the visit is with a group of people (average 10 – 16) together seeing the doctor/providers.  Group Visits are about focusing on your health and wellness goals as it relates to your conditions and health concerns. In these longer appointments (1.5 – 2 hours), you can ask questions of the providers and learn from each other in the group and get support from your community. Each visit includes facilitated mindfulness and mind-body skills practices for wellbeing which you may choose to practice at home.

Schedule Group Visit Appointments if you:

  • are a registered patient with Hennepin Healthcare (you do not have to have your primary doctor in the Hennepin Healthcare system. Call 612-873-8048 to register with Hennepin Healthcare.)
  • are interested in holistic, integrative and functional health and wellbeing support
  • want community support from others, are able to manage being in a small group setting and plan to attend all appointments
  • are covered by Medicaid/Medicare, Medical Assistance, Hennepin Healthcare / Hennepin County employee plans. Co-pays and deductibles apply similarly to a one-on-one level 2, 3 or 4 primary doctor’s visit. Check with your insurance provider as to whether your insurer covers seeing a primary provider at Hennepin Healthcare.


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Cass McLaughlin, BAS

Group Medical Visits Coordinator/Co-Facilitator
Mind-Body Skills/Facilitator
[email protected]