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How to Turn First-Time Patients into Lifetime Patients

Growing a practice takes more than just attracting new patients, you also have to get those new patients to come back and see you again. This is often easier said than done but there are things you can do to increase the likelihood of a first-time patient becoming a lifetime patient. Here are some ways to encourage patients to come …

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Why Don’t Some People Listen to Their Doctors?

Ah, the good old days. How many of us watch a classic movie or TV show wistfully as the screen portrays the “And how’s Auntie May doing?” banter between doctor and patient. There’s just no time for all of that anymore, is there? Trust is one of the most important instruments a medical professional keeps in his/her metaphorical medical kit. …

Obese Patients: The Ongoing Professional and Moral Dilemma

An ongoing debate in healthcare around the world is the treatment of people who are grossly overweight. This is a discussion that won’t go away; a report in 2017 showed the highest ever recorded incidence of obesity in the U.S. In fact, almost 40% of American adults and nearly 20% of adolescents are obese. It gets worse – more Americans …

Attracting New Patients in 2018

Attracting New Patients in 2018

Providers are constantly looking for ways to draw in new patients to their practice or organization. It is an important part of growing a practice and increasing its revenue. It’s also the vital counterpart for losing patients. Even practices with the best patient engagement will experience attrition through circumstances surround relocation or even death. It can be a challenge to …

Understanding How to Deal with Difficult Patients

Understanding How to Deal with Difficult Patients

Every part of a physician’s or clinician’s job is to aid, provide treatment for, and work with patients to resolve whatever issue they are having with regards to their health. This service to patients is why many providers pursued the field they are in and why they feel passionate about doing so. But there are always a handful of difficult …