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Shared Medical Appointments

Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) are a unique appointment held in the company of others who share similar health concerns. Most SMAs (excluding Acupuncture) are held over a series of appointments, held each week at a specific time with the same group of patients.
About Shared Medical Appointments
Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine Shared Medical Appointments at Cleveland Clinic

Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) offer you extended time with medical practitioners and lifestyle medicine providers, in the company of others who share similar health concerns. More information is often exchanged during a SMA than in an individual office visit as participants learn from each other’s comments, support and interactions with experts. Shared medical appointments are covered by most insurance plans. Participants are responsible for insurance co-pays at each appointment and depending on the program, a one-time charge for program materials.

Shared Acupuncture Medical Appointments (SAMA) are offered in a different format. Please read more below.

Types of Shared Medical Appointments


The soothing therapy is used to alleviate symptoms caused by ailments from arthritis to migraines to the aftereffects of chemotherapy.

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Brain Health & Wellness

Cleveland Clinic Brain Health and Wellness Shared Medical Appointment can help you maximize your brain health.

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Culinary Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Culinary Medicine Shared Medical Appointment can help you reverse common chronic diseases.

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Eating Well for Optimal Health

An integrative medical weight management program to help you stop yo-yo dieting and stress eating. Create a better relationship with food to sleep better and have more energy.

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Integrative Management of Anxiety, Stress and Insomnia

Learn effective coping mechanisms for living a healthier life by making a commitment to self-care.

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Lifestyle Essentials

Lifestyle Essentials shared medical appointments can help you improve your health and well-being through lifestyle changes.

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Living Well After Breast Cancer

After treatment for breast cancer, a unique series of Shared Medical Appointments can help you improve your health and well-being and reduce the risk of recurrence.

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Living Well with Chronic Pain

Treatment for chronic pain that does not improve with medication, injections or surgery, and can help when pain treatment creates new problems.

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