Are group visits a good idea?
They aren’t, says Phyllis Schlafly at Human Events:
The group session consists mostly of hearing other people’s complaints, while the doctor dishes out advice in front of all the patients. Privacy and modesty are gone, but you can pick up the germs of the other sick patients in the room with you.
One doctor observed that “this is not the type of medical care anyone with a modicum of intelligence would want.”
I’m inclined to agree. The group visit is the Jimmy Carter’s sweater of primary care, an impractical pseudo-solution that fails to address the underlying problem.