Category Archives: Practice Management

Practice Management: A successful healthcare facility or clinic must not only take care of patients. It must also be adept at handling the typical administrative tasks that are required in any other business, such as financial planning, human resources, staffing concerns, insurance, and more. Find the latest advice and articles concerning the business side of medicine.

How you can build your practice even if you’re not a ‘famous’ doctor

It’s quite common to see patients waiting for hours on end to see senior doctors in India today. These very busy doctors have waiting rooms packed full of patients. Although most people do not like to wait, they do so in order to see a famous doctor who has been… 

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Effective patient communication: How to ensure that your patients are really hearing what you are telling them

Effective patient communication is essential to effective patient care. Patients who fully understand their diagnoses and treatment plans are engaged in their own care, which could lead to better clinical outcomes. Key Point: Clearly communicating with patients is a cornerstone of successful patient care. You can help patients understand what… 

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Prevention beats cure: What to do about online doctor rating Web sites

The World Wide Web has become the primary source of medical information for your patients. It’s available 24/7 and provides access to lots of information on healthcare topics—some of which is very high quality. Key Point: Doctor rating sites are becoming more popular. It’s important to encourage open communication with… 

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How you can teach patients to ask good questions

As busy doctors, it’s easy to feel sometimes as if there isn’t a lot of extra time for questions. However, it’s important to encourage patients to ask questions, because the process allows them to understand exactly what their problem is and what their treatment options are, so they have realistic… 

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Before you buy (or lease): What Indian doctors need to know about opening a medical clinic

Key Point: When you are planning to open a new clinic, experts say that it’s important to assess where you’re at in your career and to make a decision about leasing, buying, or other options in the context of your overarching financial goals. Timing is everything, especially for doctors starting… 

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How to build your medical practice through referrals, blogs, and other powerful strategies

While some doctors in India, such as dermatologists, dentists, and ophthalmologists, have embraced marketing and advertising tactics as a means of practice promotion, others are hesitant to do the same. Key Point: Some of the best ways to build your practice include: delivering exceptional patient care that generates referrals, maintaining… 

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