Shared Medical Appointments

Since 2013, Parkland has been offering shared medical appointments (SMAs) to give better education and care to our patients with diabetes. SMAs can last between 60 to 90 minutes. During that time, a doctor can see 10 or more patients in a group session.

Shared medical appointments let you learn from other patients who have diabetes, share your experiences and talk about your health numbers, such as your fasting blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Sometimes it can help to know that other people with diabetes are dealing with the same problems you are.

If you are a Parkland patient and meet the requirements, you will have the chance to enroll in a shared medical appointment. Ask your healthcare provider if you are eligible for a shared medical appointment.