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Is your Medical Practice Marketing plan working?
By Philippa Kennealy
Monday, November 29, 2010

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You may have noticed that various medical practices have already started in making their own marketing plan. You may even have one that you already use.

You may have noticed that various medical practices have already started in making their own marketing plan. You may even have one that you already use. The issue with a medical marketing campaign (and with any marketing campaign for that matter) is that you may not be so sure if it is actually effective in helping your practice succeed.

While you should understand that a marketing campaign would not provide overnight success, you should also be aware that there should be some progress after a few months. That is why it is important to note some aspects to consider if your current marketing strategies are actually working well.

Here are some factors that would help you think about how effective your medical practice marketing plan is.

Traffic of the website, Word of mouth:

If you used a website as part of your medical practice marketing plan, then you should know that there is actually a way to record the number of “hits” that it gets. For those who are not well versed in internet lingo, “hits” is basically the term used for the number of visits that your site gets.

 

If your website has a lot of visitors, you could assume that your practice is garnering a lot of awareness and attention from the people. This could show that your marketing efforts are not going to waste. Conversely, a low number of hits would mean that your campaign is still lacking and may need some revisions.

 

Increase in inquiries

Another way to gauge the success of your medical practice marketing plan would be to see if you were able to get more inquiries than usual after you have launched your campaign. Having more inquiries about your services, your doctors, and generally anything about your clinic is a good indication that you have generated enough awareness and interest that people are asking questions about it.

Having plenty of inquiries is a good thing because the medical practice could use them as leads that would help in generating revenue in the future.

Increase in revenue

As you may be aware now, having a medical practice marketing plan would cost you some money. That is why it is important that there is a tangible return on your investment. This marketing plan should ultimately lead in an increase in revenue.

You should check if after the implementation of your plan, your business was able to pick up and increase the number of clients that go to your office.  After all, what is the use of a marketing plan if it did not help in providing you with the clients that you wanted to target.

If you did not see any tangible increase in the factors that were mentioned above, then it may be time for you to consider making changes to your medical practice marketing plan. If you find that your skills are inadequate to do this on your own, you could outsource it to some websites that would offer to provide you with an effective medical marketing plan.

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