I want to tell you something. Some of your patients are holding you back from growing. I am going to share a story with you that will show you how this happens:
When I started practicing, I took over a pain clinic from a great doctor. He just treated the pain and let the patient decide when to return. He served the community for over 50 years treating acute pain with safe and effective chiropractic care. I wanted to start educating patients more and I wanted to slowly start to practice the way I wanted to.
I started by raising the price and accepting some insurances. Well, many patients loved my new procedures and were OK with the new pricing. There were some patients that were upset with me and they didn’t like the new things that I was doing.
I could understand their point of view, but I was the doctor and it was my practice so I made the rules. There was a period of growing pains, however, in the long run the office was better. I did lose some patients, it was fine though as I got plenty of new patients because I liked my office.
I tell doctors all the time, “if you love what you are doing it will not feel like work.” Sometimes you need the help to find those things you don’t like or things that are not working. Perhaps you just need someone to help you do the things that need to be done, but pull you away from doing what you love to do: treat patients.
-Dr. Rob