How Group Appointments are Driving Better Outcomes in Chronic Care?
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January 27, 2021 12:00 pm ET

How Group Appointments are Driving Better Outcomes in Chronic Care?


Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP
Jaharis Family Chair of Family Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine; President,
Family Practice Group (The Sagov Center for Family Medicine)

Wayne is an award-winning family doctor, professor, and teacher who has dedicated his life to improving the well-being of patients, especially in the areas of general wellness and weight loss. He practices medicine in Arlington Massachusetts. The lifestyle and wellness groups that he and his partner Kerri Hawkins created have enabled countless patients to lose thousands of pounds in total. He also serves on the Wellness Committee of the Woburn Public School System. Wayne is the Jaharis Family Chair of the  Department of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He also has adjunct faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Altman has received the Dr. Jack Mitus Special Faculty Recognition Award at Tufts University School of Medicine, the Milton and Natalie Zucker Clinical Teaching Prize for Teaching Innovation, and multiple awards from Tufts for being an outstanding teacher and mentor. He has been recognized five times as one of “Boston’s Top Docs” in Boston Magazine. He graduated from the University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1994 and is affiliated with medical facilities Cambridge Health Alliance and Mount Auburn Hospital.

Kerri Hawkins MS, RD, LDN, cPT
Registered Dietician
Center for Integrated Care, Family Practice Group

Kerri is a Registered Dietitian and a certified personal trainer. She can help you with a variety of issues related to nutrition, fitness and wellness. We all know what we are supposed to do, but Kerri helps you with follow through and building a sustainable lifestyle.  Kerri’s philosophy is NOT “one size fits all”, she works with each individual to find what is right for their lives and their bodies.

Kerri was awarded the Young Dietitian of the Year Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2010 and served as the President of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association in 2012-2013. Kerri also is a Wellness blogger. Check her blog out

Kerri received her Master’s of Science from the Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University.

Diana Crook, MD
Family Medicine Physician
Lakepoint Family Physicians

As one of the founding members, Diana has been practicing at Lakepoint Family Physicians since 1993. She completed her undergraduate education at Newman University in Wichita and received her graduate degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Via Christi St. Joseph is where Dr. Crook completed her family medicine residency and she is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Crook is certified as a Natural Fertility Medical Consultant and has hospital privileges with Wesley and Via Christi.

She’s a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, and the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals. Dr. Crook is involved with her community volunteering with her church, assisting at Guadalupe clinic and other outreach activities.

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