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Has the patient-centered medical practice movement arrived in Northfield?

doctors2 This article in the NY Times last week caught my eye: If All Doctors Had More Time to Listen. Are there are any doctors in the Northfield area who are practicing this way?

By stepping off the big-clinic treadmill, where doctors are sometimes asked to see a different patient every 15 minutes, Dr. Batlle has joined the vanguard of physicians trying to redefine health care. These doctors spend more time with patients, emphasize prevention and education to keep them healthy and can handle many medical problems without referrals to specialists.