Group Nutrition Visits

What are Group Visits?

Group visits are a way for patients and providers to connect in ways beyond the typical office visit. They consist of a group education session on a specific health topic, along with a one-on-one evaluation with your provider. During these sessions, you will have time to learn more about how to manage common health issues, discuss directly with our registered dietician about how to use food as medicine, as well as connect with other individuals to share and inspire new healthy goals together.

Typically a group will consist of 5-10 individuals, with the session lead by a clinical provider and our registered dietician.

Our goal is to provide an educational experience, followed by an open discussion, aimed at making positive lifestyle changes. You will be given supportive material each week, along with attainable goals to help you see meaningful change right away.

Is this covered by insurance?

Group visits are billed to your health insurance as a primary care visit. Patients should expect to be responsible for any associated co-pay, co-insurance or deductibles.

How do you ensure privacy?

Respecting privacy and confidentiality is extremely important to us. Group discussions are confidential and all participants will be asked to sign a confidentiality consent agreement prior to participation. Telemedicine sessions are conducted via a secure and HIPPA-compliant platform and sessions are closed meaning participants must be approved by the host to enter. Group visits are never recorded for public, private or internal use.

What Group Visit series are available?

Food as Medicine: Eating Healthy for Life
Lead by: Mollie Sourwine, MS, MD and Mary Doerschner, RD
This series is aimed to help you make healthier food choices with the goal of reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. We dive into how to interpret and analyze food labels, learn how to identify hidden sugar and analyze good vs bad fat. You will be given challenges after each session and supportive materials to help you implement what you learn right away!

Spring/Summer 2022 Dates: June – 7th and 21st, July – 5th and 19th, and August 23rd | Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Do I Need to Register for all Appointments in a Series?

Yes! The content presented each week builds into what you learned in previous sessions. Goals are set each session to help you implement key lifestyle changes as we progress through the series. In addition, we limit attendance for each series so we expect individuals to attend all sessions in a series.

How Do I Register?

Simply call our office at (410) 989-8833 to speak with our front desk staff to get registered for a series. We do not support online registration for group visits at this time.

 

Telemedicine

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Connect easily with your provider

We have partnered with DocResponse to provide you with a simple and secure way to meet remotely with your provider.

How do I connect?

Once you have scheduled a telemedicine appointment, you will receive an email and a text 15 minutes prior to your appointment, with a secure link to connect for the visit. Just click the link to connect. It’s that easy!

Standard of care

The standard of care for telehealth treatment and documentation recording the health care services provided by telehealth is the same standard as for an in-person health care service visit. The laws regarding confidentiality of health information and a patient’s right to the patient’s health information also apply in the same manner as the laws apply to an in-person health care interaction. As such, *our office requires both audio and video* for virtual visits to ensure we are meeting that standard. (MD Board of Physicians)

Do I have to be in the state of Maryland during my tele-visit?

While some regulations have been relaxed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services are generally held to the same legal requirements and standards of an in-person visit. Our providers are only licensed to practice within the state of Maryland, but are legally covered to treat existing patients that happen to be in Washington DC, Delaware or Virginia during the televisit. If you are located in a different state, you may not schedule a telemedicine visit with one of our providers.

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What type of visit is appropriate for telemedicine?

Virtual visits are appropriate for a variety of care needs, including urgent care, routine follow-up visits, chronic disease management, medication management, reviewing test or lab results, and lifestyle coaching. Common illnesses including sinus problems, respiratory infections, allergies, colds and flu symptoms, and many other non-emergency illnesses can be treated virtually. Call our office to find out if a telemedicine visit is appropriate for you.

How much will it cost?

Most commercial insurance plans cover virtual visits just as they would an in-office visit with your doctor, but speak with your insurer to confirm. In advance of the visit you will receive an email to check in though a secure online platform. As with any office visit, we will collect the normal copay amount during the check-in process. After your virtual visit we will submit a claim to your insurance carrier for full payment. If the service is not covered by your insurance, we will work with you to set up an affordable payment plan.

 

Patient Forms

Forms can be completed online through the patient portal or you can print them from our website and bring them with you to your appointment.