When the inevitable happens and a person becomes sick, they start seeking out the best possible health care provider for immediate relief. Recent studies have shown a trend in this process and uncovered the patients’ top concerns when searching for prospective doctors. The three most popular, desirable traits that patients look for in their doctor are:
These three characteristics all share an underlying theme of feeling relaxed in an uncomfortable situation. By closely listening to and accurately addressing a patient’s list of concerns, a stronger doctor-patient relationship is founded.
Providing the best patient care is an important part of the practice puzzle, but it is not the only part. Being present online for both current and prospective patients keeps the lines of communication open even after appointments are done as well as provides prospective patients an insight into your practice.
Negative reviews on websites like HealthGrades and RateMD’s without responses can seriously prevent new potential patients from making appointments. Having social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram without content or proper management also reflects poorly on your practice.
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