123Blog
Back to 123Blog Home

Patient Compliance For Your Practice

Having 100% Patient Compliance is Possible in Your Chiropractic Practice!

 

Through the evaluation of hundreds of chiropractic practices there is one thing I see in almost ever failing practice. Patient compliance with the doctor’s recommendations is low to none. The patients in these office for example don’t do there exercises, ignore nutritional advice, don’t make there regularly scheduled appointments, etc . Doctors often are even in denial about there own practices even though it’s happening right under there noses!

 

Here are some sure fire tips to make sure that your practice is running properly and your patient compliance is as high as it can be:

 

1) Make sure no matter what you do sit down with each new chiropractic patient and explain thoroughly what chiropractic is, why it is important, and how it benefits them.

 

2) Sit down with each new chiropractic patient and go over your examination findings, what your recommendations are, and most importantly why you need to do each part of your recommendations to get the best results possible.

 

3) You as a chiropractic practitioner you must follow through with your recommendations once going over the treatment protocol your patient must follow. This seems simple but few chiropractor once they have a patient for a period of time follow through 100% with there recommendations. If you don’t patients feel almost betrayed on the promise made between patient and chiropractor.

 

4) If your patients are going to see you 3 times a week for the first couple weeks they are telling someone, “Oh, I have to go to the chiropractor”. This provides an opportunity for someone who is truly not involved with your patients treatment to put there two sense in about chiropractic. This chiropractic information given to your patient is often uninformed, incorrect, and/or misinformation. You as the chiropractor must educate your patient otherwise some else will! This is why a weekly, biweekly, or monthly news letter is crucial for you patients. Keep them up to date with the most recent happenings in chiropractic, chiropractic research, your office, your life, and also you can show them the patient of the month which may give them a goal to attain!

 

5) Lastly, during your patients treatment they will have questions, comments, and simply be curious about there treatment. Make sure to do re-evaluations on a scheduled basis so your patient can ask these questions in a private setting and they feel comfortable asking them. Also chiropractic re-evaluations provide a great time for you to develop a bond with your patients, get update with there condition, and tweak adjustments schedules if needed.

 

If you follow these simple and easy to execute steps you will see patient compliance in your office sky rocket to a place you have never seen. Sometimes it not about getting new patients it’s about keeping the ones you already have!

 

Back to 123Blog Home
Recent posts
  • Effective Management of Your Chiropractic Office
    This blog post by Dr. David Smaldone DC of New Paltz, NY, discusses the optimal ways to manage your chiropractic office. Dr. Smaldone is an Advisory Board Member of 123Chiropractors.com.
  • SEO Tips from 123 Chiropractors - Volume 5
    This latest version of the 123 SEO Tips discusses the use of graphics, flash, and images on your website and how to associate alternate text for seach engine optimization purposes. This edition of...
  • SEO Tips from 123 Chiropractors - Volume 4
    In Volume 4 of our SEO Tips, we discuss the critical components of the each webpage - in particular, the Page Title, the Meta Description, The Meta Keywords, and the Headers. Knowing how to optimize...
  • SEO Tips from 123 Chiropractors - Volume 3
    In this latest version of our 123 SEO Tips and Strategies we discuss the theming of pages on your website. It is very important that the search engines can clearly capture the theme of each page on...
  • SEO Tips from 123 Chiropractors - Volume 2
    Welcome to Volume 2 of our SEO Tips and Strategies Series! In the edition of our SEO Tips we discuss the finalization of your keywords and the overall structure of your website. The keywords you...
  • SEO Tips from 123 Chiropractors - Volume 1
    This is Volume 1 of the 123 Series of SEO Tips for Chiropractors. In this first volume we discuss the definition of Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) as well as introduce the art of keyword...
  • The Proper Experience
    During our office hours each day in a chiropractic office, our routines may be simple: We go to work, we work, and then we leave. Rarely do we sit back and look at our practices in an objective...
  • Patient of the week in your chiropractic practice
    Today is a time to reflect on having a Patient of the Week in your chiropractic office.