The GHS Heart Failure Program invites you to take part in a Shared Medical Appointment for people with heart failure.
What is a Shared Medical Appointment?
- A Shared Medical Appointment is a group appointment shared with those who have heart failure, providing them a supportive environment in which to ask questions and get information.
- A Shared Medical Appointment offers direct access to a cardiologist, dietitian, pharmacist, nurse navigator and other healthcare resources
What are the benefits of Shared Medical Appointments for you?
- Increases your access to a cardiologist and your heart failure team
- Increases your ability to be successful in managing heart failure and lifestyle changes
- Provides the supportive environment of a group and network of people who have heart failure
How do Shared Medical Appointments work?
- Your group will consist of 10-12 people with heart failure (with one support person per group member)
- Medication reviews, blood pressure reading, heart rate, weight and temperature check, and a physical exam are performed at each Shared Medical Appointment
- Group sessions last about an hour and include health education, information exchanges, and the opportunity to ask questions about heart failure and treatment
What are the goals of a Shared Medical Appointment?
- Improve your heart failure care
- Increase your ability to manage heart failure
- Decrease your hospital admissions and improve your outcomes