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Incorporating effective patient interaction techniques into your practice can help you maintain optimal patient relationships, ultimately resulting in improved patient care and a reduced likelihood of a malpractice allegation.
Now that COVID-19 restrictions are ending, DCs want to retain their patients more than ever. Dr. Bruce Hodges shares tips to attain patient satisfaction with this goal in mind.
Question: Several of my regular patients have been slow to return to my practice as a result of economic hardship. To replace some of my practice revenue, I'd like to try to reactivate patients who left my practice before the crisis began. Any advice?
Question: One of my patients believes I aggravated a previous injury during a chiropractic adjustment. Should I apologize to him?
Fortunately, most patients are happy to have their Doctors of Chiropractic coordinate their care with other healthcare providers. But what does it mean when patients won't give you permission to contact their family doctor?
QUESTION: I dismissed a patient who used a racial slur and intimidated one of my staff members. Suffice to say, his behavior was disrespectful and disruptive to the practice. Now he wants to return to care, saying he's changed. What should I do?
Malpractice cases take a heavy toll on doctors. This is something attorney Thomas Jensen has seen firsthand when defending chiropractors and medical doctors in dozens of malpractice cases.
No matter how experienced you are as a practitioner, you may see certain types of patients with whom you should exercise additional care.
Although first-time patients usually aren't problematic, this article shares why they require special consideration.
Question: I plan to move my practice to a busy street next to a regional mall. I'd like to take advantage of the location and build my practice by encouraging walk-ins. I think it would be a great opportunity to reach people who have back or neck pain to try chiropractic care for the first time. What liability issues should I be aware of with accepting walk-ins?
Our attorney has found that the chronic or "doctor-shopping" patient may be more likely to file a lawsuit or board allegation.
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