Should You Buy or Lease Office Space for Your Practice?

On June 27, 2007, in office space, by Dan

Since we’re going through the process of finding better, bigger office space, I’d thought I’d post along the way on some of the key challenges and decision points. Buying or leasing can be a challenging one for many practitioners. Interestingly enough, I think it’s more challenging later in your career, when you have the cash […]

Reducing No-Shows White Paper

On June 19, 2007, in office management, online resources, by Dan

SpectraSoft has a free white paper on reducing no-shows and cancellations. While their specialty is software for physiotherapists and other health care pros, some of the tips are quite good, and applicable to any CAM/holistic practice. “No-Show” White Paper (You’ll have to register, but it’s just a four-liner.)

How to Guarantee You Take a Decent Vacation

On June 18, 2007, in work-life balance, by Dan

CAM practitioners seem to have a real challenge in leaving their practices for a decent vacation. The Too-Busy can’t seem to make the time, and the Not-Busy-Enough are afraid to leave, or don’t feel they can afford to. Here’s the thing: vacation time is a like money. You need to manage it, or it’ll manage […]

Why do CAM Patients Refer?

On June 13, 2007, in referrals, by Dan

As your practice grows, existing patient referrals begin to make up an increasingly large portion of your new patients. Practitioners will often know where a referral came from, but rarely will they know exactly why that person referred. We often know the source, in other words, but not the cause. The truth is, however, often […]

Practitioner-Centered vs. Patient-Centered Alternative Health Care

On June 8, 2007, in strategy and philosophy, by Dan

Here’s a bit of wisdom for you: Patients love having things done to them. They do. They absolutely love it. Why? Partly because many are accustomed to prescriptive health care, and partly because it’s easy. Who wants to do all that hard work of lifestyle change? The reality, however is that things the patient does […]

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