Whether it is Facebook or Twitter, every medical facility should be thinking about having at least one social media site, if not more. Why do you need an online presence when your job is health and wellness? Here are a few important reasons to have a social media account for your facility or practice.
- Provide practice information – Change your status to reflect special holiday hours. Tweet out closings due to inclement weather, or let your patients know that you are still open, even if everything else is closed.
- Encourage good health – Share blogs and articles that promote wellness. Encourage wellness checkups. Keep in touch with your patients and make sure that they are doing everything they can to stay healthy between visits. You can even encourage that new diet that has sound medical backing or discourage a fad diet that is more likely to hurt than help.
- Provide a safe space for patient comments – Respond kindly to negative comments and appreciatively to positive ones. If your patients feel heard, they are unlikely to go somewhere else, even if it means waiting a little longer for appointments.
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