Your patients come to see you because they want to stay healthy or feel better. That is the easy part to understand. But do you know why they want to be healthy? What does good health allow them to do?
The patient with a broken ankle had been training for a marathon to celebrate his 40th birthday.
Your asthma patient is a professional trumpet player with an important gig this weekend.
The new arthritis patient wants alleviation from her pain so that she can comfortably hold her new baby grandson.
Did you know all of this? Today’s patients are looking for that personal connection — a physician who will listen to them, understand them, remember them and help them achieve their goals. And those are the things that will keep them a part of your practice and probably referring others to you for years to come.