So what's the adult equivalent? What kind of "lollipop" do we get now as grownups for going to a particular doctor or dentist who is offering an incentive to come to his practice, rather than go to another?
It's a fair question, as we sometimes need to be reminded that medical practitioners are of course businessmen, and as such are justified in employing incentives to bring in the customers (that is, patients).
For example, I got an email from my own dentist recently offering me $ 50 off my next visit if I refer a friend or relative to his practice and that person becomes his patient.
The article below discusses 25 techniques medical practitioners can use to incentivize potential patients to come through the door.
Take a look at them, and see what you think.
So would things like these matter to you if you were in the market for a new doctor? Maybe looking for a Family Medicine guy, for example? (This would seem like less of an issue when dealing with specialists, or people we have been referred to).
Or, maybe some of us can come up with some other suggestions for docs looking to drum up business by offering that one extra thing which will close the deal for some, and make them patients.
So, if you were a doc out to increase the patient base, are the suggestions in the article below enough, or what else might one try? https://www.practicebuilders.com/blog/top-25-ways-to-attract-more-patients-to-your-medical-practice/
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BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower