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Practice tip of the week: Why you should know your patient’s behavioral styles


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 a September 2021 story on understanding your patients' behavioral styles, John Squire writes the following:

"You can customize patients' experiences based on their behavioral styles. The behavioral styles fall into two broad categories - task-oriented and people-oriented - each of which has two subtypes. The subtypes of the task-oriented people are Captain (takes charge, self-reliant) and Researcher (analytical, detail-oriented). The subtypes of the people-oriented category are Advocate (starts conversations easily, likeable) and Emissary (slow to anger, empathetic).

Come back next week for another tip of the week.

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