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How To Deal With Demanding Patients…

In this episode of the show I talk to my staff about how to get comfortable with “demanding” and sometimes difficult to work with patients:

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There’s always that one patient that comes in each week that everyone feels a little uncomfortable around. But it’s not just happening because it is YOU or YOUR clinic and it’s certainly nothing you have done…

It’s because every patient has a different personality type (one of four) and it’s impossible to NATURALLY connect with them all – especially if you don’t know what they are.

Most clinicians struggle with the “drivers” – the lawyer or CEO Type – who are a little more forward in their demands and their expectations.

Yet, I used to LOVE working with drivers. That’s because I figured what to do and say so that they enjoyed working with ME.

As I teach my staff, you can’t change the patients, but you can change the way that YOU respond to them and how you let them make you feel.

Watch the show to find out the four patient personality types here.

Also covered in this episode:

* Why being in control means you must give up control

* The different patient personality types and how to deal with them

* How to recognize the characteristics of the DRIVER personality types and how to work with them

* What specific questions to ask difficult patients to get them on side

* How to get demanding patients to “ease off”

* How to turn drivers into life-long patients you love to welcome back to your clinic

And so much more on this Episode.

This issue of struggling to deal with demanding patients is one that your staff might not want to admit to – so this video will make their day when you show it to them and help them get better at working with all of the personality types that pass through your business.

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Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

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PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

Stopping Drop-Offs With This One Simple Question

On this episode of the show we’re joined in the Paul Gough Physio Rooms with special guest, one of Northern Ireland’s Top Physio Clinic Owners – Gav Noble (Gav is one of the many Physical Therapists involved in our Global Community of successful Physical Therapy Business Owners). On this show we discuss what to do if patients try to “drop off” schedule…

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When you watch the show here’s what you’ll discover:

* What to do if patients try to drop-off schedule

* HOW to keep patients on schedule

* The single most simple question to ask patients so they STAY with you

* Why patients drop-off in the first place

* The importance of setting patient expectations so they complete their full plan of care

* And so much more…

Watch the show here.

If you’re a cash-based or OON owner and you regularly lose clients who give up and resort to the bigger INN hospital systems – just because it’s cheaper – then this Episode is perfect for you.

Even if you are an INN provider and you’re getting patients who want to drop off – this will show you how to keep them on.

Enjoy the show…

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Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

https://www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>>

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media:

– Facebook

– Instagram

– Twitter

– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

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PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.

The Importance Of Setting Patient Expectations…

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In this episode of the show I talk to my clinic’s staff about the importance of setting – or as is often the case – RE-setting patient expectations:

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A lot of people talk about the “importance of communication” with patients – but I think what should be communicated by those who say that, is that the purpose of getting better at communication, is to ultimately change their expectations.

One is “what to do” – the other is “how to do it”. 

If you look at people’s lives, anywhere they are unhappy; it is mostly caused by EXPECTATIONS not being met.

Look at your practice, anywhere there’s an unhappy patient, it’s usually because EXPECTATIONS have not been met.

This episode comes on the back of birth of my son, Grayson Edward Gough, and I share with my team some real-life examples of how MY own expectations were not met in the 48 hours in hospital…

…and, how that led to a level of frustration, that ultimately led to us talking more about how they made us feel – rather than the great clinical care that was actually provided.

As I ALWAYS say, clinical skills get you started, but they also get you stuck.

All of the clinical skills will not change the EXPECTATION issues that your patients carry with them; you can only do that by truly understanding their INTERNAL needs and if you do that, you get the chance to fix their external needs (such as their knee pain).

– Watch the show here. 

Here’s what I cover on this episode:

* How a highly trained, very skilled, very well paid surgeon made a DREADFUL mistake that p*ssed my girlfriend Natalie off something rotten

* How NOT to communicate with patients when they’re frustrated

* How to communicate with patients so they don’t ever get frustrated…

* Why most people’s issues are EXPECTATIONS issues – and how to ensure they get met whether on the phone or in the treatment room

* And so much more on this episode of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms show…

Click here to watch it – then be sure to hit the big red SUBSCRIBE button on my Youtube Channel. I release footage of training my staff and other clinic owners from all around the world daily – so hit subscribe so you don’t miss out!

Enjoy the show.

Sincerely,

Paul Gough

Check out Paul’s Best Selling Books for Physical Therapists on Marketing, Hiring and Selling:

https://www.paulgough.com/books

For more PT Business Education Material:

Click here to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you more Physical Therapy Business Education >>>

Connect with Paul Gough on Social Media:

– Facebook

– Instagram

– Twitter

– The Physical Therapy Business School Podcast

———————————————————————————————————–

PAUL GOUGH is a multi-time No.1 bestselling author of The New Patient Accelerator Method, The Physical Therapy Hiring Solution, To Sell is Healthy, and The Healthy Habit. He is also a former professional soccer physical therapist turned successful clinic owner from the UK (a country where healthcare is free). He is the founder of the Paul Gough Physio Rooms – a successful cash pay clinic he started from a spare room in his home with no money down and with no business or marketing skills. He has since scaled his clinic from one to four locations, and zero to $1m in cash pay revenue and he now helps clinic owners all across America and around the world to get more cash pay patients using his proven systems.