Make Time For Fun This Holiday Season

The holidays are a busy time for practitioners as patients deal with the mix of emotions and stresses that the season triggers. But you don’t have to work day and night, so get into the spirit and make time for some fun too! Attend Events You’re probably receiving lots of invitations to holiday parties and…

Skip Phones In Session

Even highly seasoned practitioners can forget that they need to focus on their patients and not phone calls when they’re in session. Sure, people are contacting you all the time for both business and personal reasons. But when you’re in session, patients are paying you for your expertise and your time, so don’t give them…

Compose Flawless Communications

You have a lot to do in managing your practice, and if you’re a solo practitioner, you’re probably providing all the clinical services, writing reports, and creating admin and marketing materials yourself. It’s easy for composition mistakes to get by you. Take steps to correct them so that your communications are as flawless as possible.…

Decrease Patient Drop-Outs

It happens to every practitioner — patients feel you’re not helping them and drop out of treatment. But this shouldn’t become a pattern. If it does, take prompt steps to stop it. • Analyze The Problem Find out why patients feel unhelped. What do they say? Some practitioners don’t ask because they really don’t want…

Disorganization Can Destroy Your Practice

Excellent practitioners can see their practices go down the drain because they are disorganized. Their patients love them, but simply have to move on when it becomes clear that the business side of the practice is a mess. Practitioners with no administrative staff are especially vulnerable since they have to handle everything themselves. So if…

Make Connections At Conventions

Conventions are a great opportunity to combine professional development with vacation. Popular destinations abound, making it possible for you to stay current with the latest information in your field while enjoying fun recreation too. But don’t just “attend.” Participate in activities with a purpose, and be strategic about the people you meet while there. Who…