Maintaining Healthy Patient-Provider Relationships

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provider patient relationshipNo one wants to feel like nothing more than an ID number on a file or a time-slot in a daily schedule. As a care provider, it is up to you to develop healthy relationships with your patients in order to give them the best quality care possible. Outcomes are often improved when there is a solid, trusting relationship between doctor and patient, so it’s worth your time to work to develop these connections. Here are a few important points to keep in mind as you work with your patients each day. Continue reading “Maintaining Healthy Patient-Provider Relationships”

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Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

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dealing with SADSeasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects millions of people around the world. As winter is a cold season with short days and far less sunlight than the rest of the year, this has a serious effect on the mental and emotional health of many. For many medical professionals that work long days where they rarely see even a hint of sunlight, this can be an even greater issue. Whether you, your coworkers, or your patients are experiencing SAD, here are some tips that can help you to identify and deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Continue reading “Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder”

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7 Ways to Enjoy Your Workday

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happy workdayWork can become a tedious practice. Daily tasks can make it hard to find joy in your workday. Finding ways to make your workday more enjoyable is important to job satisfaction as well as creating a more positive office environment. Start creating opportunities for yourself and your coworkers to bring a little fun to the workplace and boost morale for everyone. Here are a few easy ideas to help you get started. Continue reading “7 Ways to Enjoy Your Workday”

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Managing Patient Expectations

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patient expectationsWhen a patient initially comes in for care, their end-goal is to be free from whatever illness or injury is plaguing them. Though this can be the case after a period of treatment, sometimes even the simplest illnesses require more intervention than expected. Patients can become frustrated when they aren’t seeing progress in their treatment, and they may begin to question doctor’s orders and treatments. Communication can help to manage these expectations and create an environment that allows for discussion and change of direction, as well as a better understanding of possible outcomes. Continue reading “Managing Patient Expectations”

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Preparing Your Practice for the Holidays

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holidays in facilityThe holiday season is here, which means celebration, travel, and showing appreciation to all of the important people in your life. It’s time to deck the halls of your practice and get ready for all of the merry-making of the season. There is more to consider when preparing your practice for the holidays than just how much tinsel is too much or which meat to serve at the holiday staff luncheon. Here are a few tips that can help you get ready for the season while keeping your staff and patient morale high. Continue reading “Preparing Your Practice for the Holidays”

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Creating a Healthier Practice Environment

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happy work environmentYour life’s work is creating a healthier life for your patients, but have you taken the time to develop an environment for your nurses, assistants, and office staff that supports that mission? Happy, healthy people are more efficient and productive, so it only stands to reason that considering how your work environment affects the health of your employees should be a priority. Not sure where to get started to create a healthier practice environment? Here are a few simple tips. Continue reading “Creating a Healthier Practice Environment”

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