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(CNN) -- New in town, Brandy Preston reasoned that it was only lunch.She liked the fact that there were no strings attached.Encouragingly, over the course of its three-year history, Speed Dating for Songwriters has spawned some bona fide success stories.A perfect example would be BMI songwriter/producer Andrew Seltzer."There's a new attitude in medicine where patients want to feel like their doctor is their friend," she said. They don't want to feel like their doctor was there for two minutes and didn't even look at them and had one hand on the doorknob the whole time." Notices about Doc Shop, the brainchild of a hospital marketing specialist, are sent to e-mail addresses in the hospital's database, posted on its Facebook and Twitter accounts, and showcased on fliers posted at Fort Worth businesses.Four sessions have been held since last fall with OB-GYNs.
" Much like its romantic predecessor, speed dating, Doc Shop lets patients spend five minutes each with more than a dozen doctors.She talked to a pregnant teenager and the girl's family who had not yet found a doctor they trusted.An older woman wanted to discuss her family's history of cancer and hear what Guinn knew about the latest treatments.Ten more are scheduled for 2010, expanding to include pediatricians on March 23. The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association don't know of any similar programs across the country.
"People know that hospitals are places to go when they are sick, but many actions by hospitals are also about making sure patients and consumers have the tools and information they need to lead healthier and better lives," said Matt Fenwick, AHA spokesman.
"I wonder if the consumer is really getting everything they can out of the experience. "I could see this working in a larger community where you can get a lot more practitioners together, if there's more time allowed.