Group therapy is popular in mental health circles. Are group appointments for medical conditions worth a try? iStockphoto.com hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto.com Shots - Health News The Doctor Will See You And A Dozen Strangers Now March 19, 2013 Getting quality time with your doctor might be easier in a group. With primary care doctors in short supply, some are turning to group appointments. Proponents say the approach has advantages, including the chance to learn from fellow patients.