Saturday Q and A

 

 

Dr. Dianne asks:

 

The specialists I refer patients to are very uncooperative. They rarely send me notes and even bad mouth me both me and the Medicare Advantage insurance to their patients.  What do I do?

 

Get new specialists, but create those relationships intentionally.

 

Having a great network of specialists can be the difference between incredible performance and performance that’s just “ok.”

 

Create a stable of great collaborators. Contact them individually. Meet with them personally. Describe the level of collaboration you’re looking for. Ask for a direct referral number for when you need to get patients in quickly.

 

If they’re receptive to your outreach, you probably have a keeper—and your patients will be thrilled.

 

If they’re not, keep looking until you find one that is.