As an industry focused on providing quality care, relationships must be prioritized. In fact, it is strongly believed that patients who share good relationships with their physicians are more likely to be more receptive to medical advice, and as a result, have better health outcomes. The benefits of taking the time to build patient-physician relationships are many. But perhaps, the two most important reasons are that it helps ensure that your patients are well taken care of and also boosts business. Your patients are more likely to point their family and friends in the direction of your practice if they feel you have something extra to offer.
When the patient is at the center of all the decisions made, the gap between the patient's wants and the actual care provided is effectively bridged. This improves the overall experience of the patient drastically, as the care provided isn't always what the patient wants. With the medical industry being built on the foundation of quality care, investing in strong patient-physician relationships is a necessary step back in this direction.Back