Got an email yesterday and the headline was …
Maximize your patient flow to maximize your profit. I thought … “you want me to add more patients to my schedule?”
It went on …
The more patients you can see in a day, the more efficient and, of course, profitable you will be. I’m thinking … “Really, you can’t be serious!!!”
I’m supposed to add more patients to my daily schedule, stress my staff, add more capacity, more of everything to see more patients in a day. I’m supposed to work harder and see and service more patients each and every day. And I’m supposed to pay THESE GUYS so they can tell me how to work my ass off for a bit more money and more overhead.
NO! This is backwards to what we teach. No “you don’t need to see more patients each day”. No “you don’t need more capacity.”
I want to work on 6 patients a day, see 8 hygiene patients, reach production goal on the doctor’s side (in the morning … think about THAT for a minute), and, WORK LESS!!!
No increase in overhead. No need to think that you need to flood your office with a bunch of new patients to be more profitable. Just improve your systems and strategies with the number of new patients that you are currently getting … and increase your production. Less is more! You’ve heard THAT before. Do you believe it?
Or, do you believe the guys who are trying to work you to death … and you just pay them to tell you how. No.
Less is more.
Dr. Peter Evans is a practitioner, author, speaker and international dental coach. He is the President of The BioCompatible Dentist, LLC