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As a family, you need to be prepared for the worst situations especially when it comes to health. So either you need to save so that you have enough in case of a medical urgency or you should choose a health plan that several doctors offer so that you only pay a monthly fee to be a member of the plan and be covered. As a result, you can get the treatment whenever it is recommended. For example, a Gynecologist can cover a woman for all the treatments related to woman health issues. Similarly you can get your pet covered under a Veterinarian with a health plan for pets.

Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and review sites like Yelp are best tools to create an extremely competitive environment for medical practices. Whether you run one office or manage several locations, you can check few simple tools and easily strategies to take your practice to grow to next level.

     1. Keep Up With Social Media

The majority of people are on Facebook and Twitter; even your prospective patients expect your practice to have a Facebook business page or Twitter account handle as well. In addition to building trust with new patients, social media accounts can also be a great tool to stay in touch with your current patients and keep them informed. Just be sure to stay active on social media. Posting just a few times a week is enough to keep your name in patient’s mind.

I made a few visits to new practices in the past few months and the most frustrating thing was finding them. While the navigation lady said, ‘you have reached your destination’, I could still not spot the same. As a result, I passed the practice and then I had to take a U turn, resulting in driving as long as 5 to 7 extra kms.

 

This is because practices don’t understand the importance of signage. It is through signage that your new patients can reach you on time. Thus a signage which is not visible results in difficulty for new patient to reach you. As a result, they could be late or not reach you at all for the appointment directly affecting your revenues.