We’re at another inflection point in the COVID pandemic. In many communities, physicians and dentists are gearing up to return to elective cases.

This is a great time to pick up the phone and see how your doctor prospects and clients are doing.

Here are some questions you can bring to them:

General Questions:

  • How are you and your family doing?
  • How are you keeping yourselves safe and healthy?
  • What do you miss most?
  • What is your biggest challenge today? This should not be your first question; however, it may be the most important one. Every challenge is an opportunity for your to deliver value.

As Dr. Francis Peabody said, “For the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.” Show your doctor prospects and clients you care by posing these questions. 

 Professional Questions:

  • What do you think your clinical calendar will look like in the next 30 days?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your level of concern about meeting your monthly expenses?
  • Are there any professional pivots you are contemplating?
  • If you had a magic wand, what clinical problem would you like solved?
  • Is there any way I might help you navigate the federal relief programs?

My guess is that physicians will still be most concerned about meeting their current financial needs; however, you may find that individual doctors are interested in addressing retirement planning.  

Networking Questions:

  • What medical associations have offered leadership?
  • What publications are you reading?
  • What social media platforms are you frequenting?
  • What questions are you googling?

These questions will help you identify platforms that could potentially sponsor a presentation you make, publish tips you might develop or distribute your “yummy treats”

Listen empathically.
Doctors’ answers to these questions can guide your marketing efforts over the next few months. 

Stay safe and strong,  
Dr. Vicki

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Vicki Rackner MD is an author, speaker and consultant who offers a bridge between the world of medicine and the world of business. She helps financial advisors acquire physician clients, and she helps physicians run more successful practices. Contact her at (425) 451-3777.