Check out this great poem about the power of group medical visits entitled "In search of health!"
To implement, educate, innovate, and evaluate group medical visits as an efficient model for integrated primary care.
A world where all people have access to evidence based integrated primary care including group medical visit models facilitated by outstanding providers who are well trained and supported!
Download and read our manuals and quick sheets by seeing the download section below!
Read our latest publications in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Come to a training at the IM4US conference in August at Santa Clara University
Welcome to the first dedicated training site for group medical visits! We will be offering 2 day sessions, 1 day sessions, and half day sessions for providers, administrators, and staff at all levels. We are happy to help you start your group medical visit program.
We are the only fully functional group medical visit practice using group medical visits for primary care. Come and arrange an observational or training visit by yourself or with a group. See the possibilities in practice!
We are still setting up shop but come visit at the FMEC conference outside Philadelphia!
Glavielinys Cruz is a behavioral health clinician at Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC). As the lead clinician and site manager at a school based health center, she oversees and facilitates the effective integration of behavioral health services into the school based LCHC team and within the Lynn Public School community. As a clinician, Dr. Cruz performs comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and creates patient centered treatment plans, provides ongoing treatment, engages in case management and case consultation, and assesses patients’ needs and progress within an integrated team. Additionally, she is part of LCHC’s Behavioral Health Response Team providing risk assessments and evaluations primarily to pediatric patients. Glavielinys received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Children and Families as well as in Latino Mental Health from William James College.
Andrea Gordon is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and serves as core faculty and Director of Integrative Medicine at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency Program at Cambridge Health Alliance. In addition to seeing her own panel of patients, Dr. Gordon does Integrative Medicine consultations for the department and teaches residents and medical students during these visits. She completed the University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine as well as a previous fellowship in Faculty Development in which she did research on Therapeutic Touch. Her goal is for all doctors learn to meet patients where they are and work together with each patient to come up with a plan that will fit with the patient’s unique needs, values, beliefs and resources.
Jeffrey Geller has been practicing and innovating health care in the Lawrence MA since 1996. He is particularly known for innovating group medical visits into a treatment for loneliness that could be used to provide healthcare to the poor. He has numerous awards and publications. He was running the largest group medical visit program in the country not only reducing loneliness but providing services to overcome barriers to health and to provide integrative medicine. He helped found and was president of the non-profit Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US). Dr. Geller believes that ICGMV, by teaming up with Kronos Health will revolutionize primary healthcare. Giving patients and providers the time they need AND overcoming health barriers by the efficiency and services group medical visits can provide.
Matt Daniel is is Corporate Senior Vice President, Legal Compliance & Deputy General Counsel at a NYSE-listed life science company, Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. Previously, Matt was a corporate attorney at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, and before that he practiced with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Dr. Geller is well respected by his friends, patients, and colleagues as noted by his recently announced family physician of the year award from the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. This award was given in honor of his work with the community of Lawrence over the last 25 years initially with GLFHC and now currently with ICGMV and Kronos Health. This work includes research and treatment for loneliness, the largest group medical visit program in the US, co-founder of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US) and the Holistic, Integrative, and Pluralistic (HIP) fellowship which has graduated 25 integrated medical fellows.
Dr. Geller notes, " There are no good doctors really. There are only good patients. Of course good patients can only come from healthy communities and families where there is access to healthy things; to pursue passions, work, be educated, find healthy food, dream, engage in exercise,and reduce stress through strong and understanding relationships. I would like to thank all of the teams that have taken such good care of our patients including nurses, receptionist, medical assistants, group instructors, and community non-profits including the New Balance Foundation, the Senior Center, the Boys and Girls Club, YWCA, Essex Art Center, Groundwork Lawrence, and the Mayor's Health task force for their passion for making Lawrence a Healthy community."
Here is the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians Website