Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.
With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.
With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In the October 2021 article on the top six ways to increase patient visits, Lea Chatham writes the following:
Being successful and competitive as an independent medical practice means filling that appointment schedule. Here are tips from practice management experts to do just that.
1). Focus on your schedule - all too often, practices create barriers in their appointment schedule, with slots reserved for certain purposes, or patients being cancelled and rescheduled willy-nilly.
2). Don’t forget about marketing - simply putting your practice out there and sharing valuable information with potential patients is enough to generate new patients.
3). Schedule ahead - schedule a patient's next appointment at the end of her current one. Dentists do this best, and physicians should do the same.