To help your practice grow and thrive, you’ll have to have loyal patients that keep coming back to you whenever they’re sick or have a health problem. A loyal patient will continue to see you and only you in their time of need, which is important to helping your practice be successful. Patients these days have lots of options when it comes to their general practitioner thanks to technology at their fingertips. Because of this new convenience in patient care, doctors need to do all they can to develop loyalty with their patients. They must pay attention to customer satisfaction since patients can easily go online and leave a good or bad review, which can have either a positive or negative impact on a their practice. Here are some tips on how to develop patient loyalty for your practice:
To engage with your patients don’t just hear them out but ask questions about how they’re doing, which can make a big impact on their satisfaction. One way to do it is by surveys that they can fill out during their visit and don’t forget to touch base with them while in the exam room. Ask them questions about their experience at your practice, the service and the overall atmosphere so that you can listen to what they have to say and make improvements.
Keep your employees happy because if you do, it’ll show by how they treat your patients. Happy employees will provide amazing customer service and will make your patients’ experience that much better when they come into your practice. It’ll also boost morale in the office, which will have great vibes for patients waiting to see you.
Make things easy
Try to make things as easy as possible for your patients by having online appointment scheduling, refill requests and more. The more convenience you add for them, the more they’ll grow into loyal patients. Also provide them with a 24/7 answering service so that they can call any time of day or night.
Look for potential referral sources
Patients come and go, which is why you should pay attention to getting new patients in addition to keeping old ones. Look out for potential referral sources like local hospitals, etc. Pass out your cards to nurses and the like and make an effort to grow your social media presence in your area to attract new customers.