7 Ways to Motivate your Employees in 2020

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It’s a fresh new year and motivating your employees and shaking things up needs to be a priority. It’s important to motivate your employees to get positive employee engagement and quality work. So how can you make your employees feel passionate again and want to spend time at work? Motivating your employees does not have […]

10 Tips for Upgrading your Practice in the New Year

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Today, patients are customers. When they walk through your doors, they have higher expectations than ever before. And they will not hesitate to utilize the power of social media and tell the world if their experiences with your medical practice are not as expected. It is time for our practices to set higher standards and […]

5 Realistic Resolutions for a Healthier 2020 at the Office

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A new year is upon us and we must set our usual resolutions – go to the gym, diet healthier, less caffeine, more sleep. These new resolutions usually last until mid-February before the excitement of the new year ends and we are back to our normal lifestyle. Start something different this year, set office-related resolutions […]

5 Ways to Get Personal with your Patients

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A personal relationship with your patients creates a close and balanced rapport. It allows you to understand your patient’s feelings and better communicate with them. Because of that, it is essential that staff work to build a close and personal relationship with their patients. Here are five ways to do that. Pat attention to details. […]

How to Celebrate the Holidays at your Medical Practice

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The holidays are right around the corner and it’s an exciting and busy time for your practice. While this is the most wonderful time of year, there is a responsibility to your staff and patients to be professional and remember the many different religious beliefs. It is also important to maintain an atmosphere that is […]

Holiday Message Ideas for your Rheumatology Office

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While sending well wishes via text or email is perfectly acceptable in this day and age, there is no better way to send holiday cheer than with a classic and personal card. Even the most experienced and loved rheumatologist’s office can score extra bonus points this season with a thoughtful holiday greeting. Sending out a […]

7 Ways to Fight Stress this Holiday Season

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The shopping and crowds, the office parties, and bustling medical practices. It’s so easy to feel not so wonderful during this most wonderful time of the year, especially when you are managing a busy medical office. Keeping your stress level down helps with more than staying relaxed — it can ensure you enjoy better overall […]

Seven Qualities and Skills Medical Office Managers Must Have

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Are you medical office manager material? Or is the person you’re thinking about hiring medical office manager material? Medical office managers are the keys to success at the office they manage, so the right fit with all the right qualities is crucial. With the perfect combination of knowledge and skills, any manager can successfully lead […]

How to Help Patients Beat Holiday Depression

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The holiday season is traditionally known as the most wonderful time of the year, but this is not the case for everyone. During these months, patient’s stress levels can rise because of increased expectations, financial problems, family issues, and dreary weather. Fortunately, providers don’t have to be a mental health expert to have a positive […]

Strategies to Make Your Staff Meetings More Effective

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Regular staff meetings are an integral part of effective employee communication. They are a great opportunity to engage with employees and keep them motivated. However, we’ve all sat through bad meetings. A lot is said, but nothing gets accomplished and when executed poorly they can be a huge waste of everyone’s time. Fortunately, running effective […]

Five Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

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The holidays can be a real test for any healthy routines that we have been building and cultivating all year long. And all those cookies in the break room and patient supplied goodies do not help. Instead of throwing our healthy habits out the window this season, let’s find healthy and smart ways to nourish […]

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