Tag: Patient Communication

igniteDDS Dr. David Rice

The #1 New Dentist Obstacle… Pizza by the Slice or the Whole Pie

How many times have you delivered a great treatment plan to a patient only to have the patient and/or a team member look at you like you’re: 
Clearly not as good as the owner dentist
Out of your mind
Trying to scam them
In this episode, Dr. David Rice, founder of igniteDDS and Mr. Jonathan Miller, Executive Fortune Management Coach, show you how to deliver your treatment plan pizza by the slice or the whole pie. AKA, how to win the patient and the team, without pi#*ing off the owner doc.

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Correlation between the psychiatrist shortage and mental health needs

You can’t turn on the television anymore without watching some news of suicides or shootings. It is clear that there is currently a severe mental health crisis in the U.S. This is not just speculation. According to a recent AAMC article, there is a higher demand for mental health treatment than there are trained professionals.

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Dissecting media in medicine

The internet can be a powerful tool, but also a dangerous one given the breadth and depth of false information. Despite its intelligence, Google can’t replace a four-year medical degree.

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We should be more like kids

On a recent outreach trip to a public school, I spent the morning with children in the 3rd grade. I was the one who was supposed to give a presentation and teach them about healthy habits and routines. Instead, I was learning from them.

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Top 5 Strategies I’ve learned in Patient Care (…so far!)

In my young career as a provider (I am still a student after all), I have picked up a few strategies from my professors and my patients themselves on providing the best, most honest patient care in the student clinics. Working in the student clinics proves to be a wonderful learning environment, but can be difficult at times due to the intricacies of being…well…a student clinic. Here are the top strategies that I’ve learned so far to be at the top of your patient care game:

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Patient Communication Etiquette

As students of the health profession, we are learning to become diagnosticians whereas we should be learning to become care takers. These are some notes I have compiled from personal experiences with patients.

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In grade school we are taught that interrupting people is rude. Yet, as adults, we do this all the time. I have found that tuning into podcasts frequently can improve listening skills.

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