Michael Perusich: Hi, everybody. I'm Michael Perusich. This is Dave Kats. We're with Kats Consultants. Coming to you from The Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association Conference. We're happy to be here. Dave and I both are speaking this weekend and really enjoying getting to see all the doctors here in Nebraska. You know there is this common theme that keeps coming up amongst a lot of doctors. That's patient retention. Patient retention is a really important thing. It's a factor that plays into how well you do your scheduling.
David Kats: Yes. That's right. If you advance-model schedule your patients you're going to have a lot better patient retention than if you don't. When you advance-model schedule your patients you're going to have to do it. You have to schedule them for all the visits all the time. In other words, if you're going to schedule them for 18 visits, if you're going to suggest 18 visits, schedule all 18 visits.
Some people suggest an 18 visit schedule, for...
Michael: Hi everybody, this is Michael Perusich and David Kats here with your video tip of the week. This week we want to talk a little bit about brand awareness and this is something sometimes we don't think about as healthcare providers. Brand awareness is about making sure that your name, that your business name is easily recognized. If I put up Golden Arches in front of everybody right now, everybody would know that was McDonald's. How well known is your practice in your community?
David: Yes. I got a good case in point. When I was first building the practice, we went to medical offices to do medical luncheons and after about the first three or four medical luncheons, we had a good time and they accepted us and enjoyed us coming over. I realized that probably the doctor's that we met with didn't even know the name of our clinic when we left. As a result, what we started doing is we put our name all over for brand awareness and our logo all over. We had vinyl placemats that we...
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