So what is Ask Barbara Anything #AskBarbara all about?
As I was going through all the great questions we received on our survey, I thought it would be a wonderful to answer via video and thus the #AskBarbara series was born. To learn more about who I am, visit the About Us on this site.
Now let’s get to the question.
How do I get the word out to former patients that I have opened my own practice without compromising my collaborative agreement with my doctor who was my former boss?Anonymous NP
This question brought up a few more questions for me. For example, is he/she working under a “non-compete clause” (never a good idea)? What are the issues with the collaborative physician? Mandated collaboration should address only what is required by the Board of Nursing/Board of Medicine (depending on the state), and that should not include getting patients into your practice. (We’ll talk more about these issues in a future video).
Because the intent of her question is not completely clear, I choose to answer the question as if she/he was asking about marketing the new practice.
You’ll hear me mention word of mouth marketing, websites, social media, local marketing with flyers and local search engines to help get this person started.
If you’d like to ask a question you have multiple ways to do so.
1. Click on the survey link.
2. Use the Send Voicemail tab on the right hand side of the page.
3. Send a message via the Contact Us page.
Feel free to share this video/post with your friends and colleagues. The more questions we receive, the more video’s we’ll make.
Share your thoughts and questions below. I look forward to hearing from you!