Being a family physician can be rewarding but tedious at the same time. Calling your patients regularly to keep a check on their physical and psychological health must have worn your patience thin. Why is it that you don’t enjoy calling your patients anymore?
THE RISING COSTS
Inflation hits everyone and being a family physician, paying hefty phone bills of frequently free calls to your patients must be a major burden on your already limited finances.
You would have often found yourself in the scenario where you call your patients only to find out that they are not available, having forgotten about the scheduled phone call or being busy with other chores, proving to be an utter waste of time and money for you.
Calling the pharmacies with prescriptions for your patients and then steering the patients to the correct pharmacies is a time consuming process that requires a lot of effort, another of the reasons why you have started to become wary of making free phone calls.
FORGETTING THE SCHEDULED CALLS
At times, for one reason or another, you might have forgotten to call the patients, putting you on a wrong footing with your patients and straining your physician-patient relationship.
Often, you would have called your patient for his fever issue and the patient, deciding to make use of the opportunity, would have embarked on a detailed account of his knee and headache problems at the same time, wasting a lot of your time and making you wonder how to hang up without offending the person the other end.
HOW TO OVERCOME THE PROBLEM?
We understand that your time and money are as important as your peace of mind. To make your life more organized and to avoid such situations where you have to wait for hours at an end to connect to your patients, you can employ technological help. You can suggest your patients to use your personalized mobile apps to approach you themselves for remote consultation whenever the need arises, solving the problem of phone bills and scheduling conflicts, leaving you free to turn your attention towards more demanding matters.