Would you share your doctor’s appointment with a stranger? What about a half-dozen strangers? Some physicians have begun offering patients these group appointments, and they say the feedback has been mostly positive.

I can’t see sitting in a room listening to other people whining about their medical problems or having them hear about mine. Nor do I believe that in a society where everyone shares everything they see and hear with the rest of the world on Facebook and other social media, my fellow humans would keep the information heard in these sessions confidential. But Dr. Richard Kratche of the Cleveland Clinic says the group-meets-doctor concept does work, and he explained why on my America Weekend show.

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