Referrals among physicians – particularly those made by a primary care physician to a specialist – are a common practice in the healthcare community.
What may not be as common a practice is establishing and maintaining a sophisticated healthcare referral system, but it should be.
If your specialized practice isn’t receiving a steady stream of business from referrals, you are missing out on additional revenue at the very least – and risking going out of business at the worst.
But not all healthcare practices have the time or are adept at starting, much less maintaining, a healthcare referral system. That’s where a doctor referral service can take even a small, single-provider medical practice to new levels of growth and profitability.
More to Referral Management than Meets the Eye
What, you may ask, is a doctor referral service?
The short and simple answer is that it is a personalized service provider which acts as a liaison between your specialized healthcare service and other specialists and physicians for the purpose of obtaining patient referrals.
But there’s more to it than that.
A doctor referral service also provides such services as referral development, maintaining your existing referral-source relationships, reporting, and analysis. This service is imperative whether you’re a single practitioner, large group practice or hospital.
In essence, it provides the legwork and referral management your practice is too busy or unequipped to handle. After all, a healthcare practice isn’t a PR enterprise.
You might as well consider using a service provider that is not only the best of its kind, but also one that is flexible in working within your practice’s budgetary parameters.
Doctor Referral Institute serves all types of specialty healthcare practices in all corners of the United States. Take your practice, for example. We can provide face-to-face representation for you with referral sources using the industry-savvy expertise of our experienced team. Our proven system gives us a huge advantage in developing new referrals for our clients while also enhancing their existing ones so those aren’t lost.
Ours is an affordable, customized service with an experienced team and proven system that allows you to save time and money while growing your practice. We specialize in securing referrals who are appropriate and qualified for your specialty – namely, those case-specific, dependable patients with a history of follow-through on healthcare recommendations and who represent a good payer mix.
We also offer comprehensive, in-depth, monthly reporting and analytics that provide both information and insight into:
- the types of providers your referrals are coming from
- their referral rating
- who we are communicating with in each office
- what was discussed
- the names of office contacts and referral decision makers
- and much more
Your Ace in the Hole
Without a doctor referral service, your healthcare practice is likely to take a back seat to your competitors. But with Doctor Referral Institute and our finely tuned, proven system in your corner, you can level the playing field and reap the rewards that come with a steady stream of new, well-vetted patients.
Now that you know what a doctor referral service is, why not learn more about how Doctor Referral Institute’s patient referral system can help grow your healthcare practice? Contact us today by calling us at (888) 703-9167 or use our convenient online form to request a free consultation. It only takes 15-20 minutes to see if you qualify. We look forward to working with you to grow your practice!