Here's the latest helpful patient education information from Dr. Sherry McAllister, Exec. Vice President of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. We appreciate these important reminders and communication tips to help you have greater impact on the health of those in your community. Through FCA support of the F4CP, FCA members are group members and have access to F4CP public outreach and patient education materials. Now, here's the latest from Dr. McAllister:
“The future is not about what you have to do in the future.
It’s about what you have to do now to create the future.”
Vijay Govindarajan (Global Leadership)
Changing the way this nation looks at health is imperative. Transitioning consumers from sickness to wellness will occur if every practitioner follows the advice of Hippocrates: advise their patients in the care of the human frame, proper diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. It is then that patients will seek healthcare rather than sick care. The profession of chiropractic must lead the messaging for a brighter future.
In the weeks that follow, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) will be providing our members with information focused on wellness and ways that your patients can enhance their health and well-being from the inside out as they work through this pandemic.
As a doctor of chiropractic (DC) and trusted provider to many, the F4CP encourages you to keep an open line of communication with your patients. Utilize your patient email database, your online social media following, and/or your phone tree to remind your patients that you are a doctor who cares about their health and well-being (which includes their mental well-being during this pandemic), and that you are a wellness expert ready and willing to answer health-related questions.
When you are drafting your patient outreach, consider the following:
- Personalized communication
- Show concern – ask how they are holding up
- Make yourself available to answer any questions or concerns
- Provide practical advice on what they can do to protect their health
Having a provider who cares will go a long way – reaching out during a time of need matters. Your patients will feel at ease when a line of communication is extended, and in turn, you and your practice will be top of mind when we reach the other side of this pandemic.
While we all continue to receive new information every day about COVID-19, the Foundation is here to serve as a resource for you to have quality information to assist your patient base.