Five years ago, I inherited the leadership of a monthly group medical visit with a number of Russian-speaking patients with diabetes. I began running the group after observing one session in which the departing physician demonstrated her model of leadership and reading a few short articles on the subject.1,2 Somehow, the registered nutritionist, the medical assistant, the interpreter, and I muddled through those first sessions; there were many bumps along the road to providing what I believe was a worthwhile service. Eventually, however, we all got in the swing of working together for the benefit of our patients.
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