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10 Tips for Utilizing Social Media In Medical Practice

Patrick Dougherty

The era of relying on word-of-mouth to grow your medical practice is long over. These days, many people look to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to find a new healthcare practitioners. That's where putting in a little bit of effort can make a big difference.

Unfortunately, many doctors fail to see the benefit of this approach and struggle with how to market themselves via social media. That’s why we have put together this list of ten tips for utilizing social media to bring in more patients to your practice.

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Topics: small physician practice, social media in medical practice

How to Build a Successful Independent Medical Practice

Patrick Dougherty

Launching an independent, or solo, practice is becoming more attractive, especially to newer physicians, who see it as a way to retain more autonomy and practice medicine as they envision it rather than toe the line of a larger, more impersonal corporate administration.

As one solo practitioner puts it: There are no office managers or practice administrators who come to me on a daily basis asking me to see more patients per day. No one asks me why I only saw two or three new patients yesterday…In my practice, we have a very high patient retention rateThe patients tell me they enjoy being seen by the same physician for each follow-up visit. They also like the friendly atmosphere in my office.

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Topics: small physician practice

Advantages of Smaller Physician Practice

Patrick Dougherty

Big isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to delivering quality patient care. Researchers have found that smaller practices delivering more personalized patient care, had lower rates of preventable hospital admissions, possibly due to the fact that patients often have an easier time booking an appointment with a smaller practice, as well as better physician-patient relationships. These in turn may lead to keeping patients healthier by detecting potential conditions before they result in a hospital admission.

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A place for physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to running efficient medical practices.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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