Times change and so must we on this one. The traditional way of scheduling patients or clients for their bi-annual or annual check-up was to send a card telling them it was time for them to call in and made an appointment. A very loosey goosey method with a lot of lost business. Then came
All practices have to pay attention to making enough money to keep everyone paid and hopefully enough profit to make it worthwhile having a business. And being the owner of a practice, you need to pay attention to your statistics as they tell you how you did and how you are going to do in
Attracting new people to your practice for most practice owners is a top of mind subject. If you are not as fully booked as you want, you should be thinking about marketing. If you are too fully booked, you may be thinking about getting an associate and then marketing to fill up their schedule. Never,
First, a cute story: A friend of mine told her 3 year old granddaughter, “Olivia, you have your shoes on the wrong feet.” Olivia, looked down at her feet and in a worried voice replied, “But Nana, they’re the only feet I have.” Did that make you smile? Me too. Read on and you’ll see
Many healthcare professionals are so relieved when they complete their professional training and are so sure that they now know what they need to know. They are bursting to get into practice and start applying their newfound skills. And that is just perfect and right. For a while. However, if you stop there and do
Some days you might feel like throwing in the towel. Walking away from it all might seem like an option. “Just waiting for one more thing to go wrong, and then that’s it, I’m outta here!” Hmmm … First of all, don’t think that you are the only one who has ever had those thoughts.
As the owner of a healthcare practice, you wear a dizzying number of “hats” (functions) and sometimes you may feel a bit bounced around and stressed by the end of your workday. Your main duties as the CEO of your practice (besides being the healthcare provider) are: leader, boss, coach, manager and executive. Here are
Have you ever been “busy” all day, but didn’t achieve your goals? You were probably distracted. Ever wonder why you feel frustrated at work? Distractions might be stopping you. Ever feel stressed? Distractions may be slowing you down. Distractions are not just irritating, they are destructive forces that ruin your productivity. Examples: supplies that ran
Can Your Practice Be Found Online? Many healthcare professionals have created high tech practices, yet relatively few have built a website to match. With 90% of the public surfing the internet these days, it has become important to have exposure there in order to capture your share of new patients and to maintain patient loyalty.
The “No Money” Syndrome Approximately 80% of the healthcare professionals we meet with feel that they “don’t have any money.” However, when we dig deeply into this matter, this “feeling” has two possible sources: either they are not generating enough income, or they actually are making enough but the spending is out of control leaving
Success seems to come to some people more easily than others. What are the secrets to achieving those dreams we dream? How can we make it easier and faster to reach those dreams? One of the answers is: ORGANIZATION. If you observe highly productive people who are getting a lot done and are achieving their
If you want happier staff, if you want to run on time and if you want more enthusiastic patients, consider scheduling “Ideal Days.” An Ideal Day must first be defined and then all appointments scheduled in accordance to this definition. When defining an ideal day there are a number of factors which must be considered.