We all want patients who happily stay, pay, and refer. When new patients come to us, we want to make sure that they have a great experience so that they “get” what we do. We then move to ensure that they stay because we can’t restore them to optimal health if they don’t show up.
So when does that third part come into play? When do we figure out the right time to focus on “refer”?
This is a subject that is certainly up for debate. Head to a convention or a conference and bring it up during happy hour – you’ll hear lots of opinions and ideas. Which ones are right? Which ones are realistic? Most importantly: which ones actually work?
Sometimes, we need to step back and take a look at something that we so often forget to factor into the equation; the fact that YOUR practice is just that: YOURS.
So we’ll open this one up to the comments. When do you start asking your patients for referrals? How often do you do it? How well does that work? Leave us a note and we’ll publish the findings next week on our Facebook page.