There are many concrete ways in which the Internet can help you to better serve your patients. For instance, your website can provide a wealth of important procedural information, and email, Q&As, forums and the like can offer an additional – and often better – form of communication. Some of them are vital to your cosmetic surgery marketing efforts and success!
There are other, less tangible benefits of the Internet that can also help you to develop stronger connections with your patients. Take patient convenience, for instance. Few can argue the great benefit of convenience that the Internet can afford. Your patients can review procedural and pre-surgical information on your site or ask you a question via email or Q&A, and they can do all of this when it is convenient to them and when they have the time. Even if it’s 3am in the morning, you’re still available to your patients to some degree, allowing your patients to feel more closely connected with you. Your patients will no doubt appreciate this ‘on-call’ on the Internet atmosphere. In addition, the Internet can serve as a great opportunity for you to get input from your patients about their care. Posting a patient satisfaction survey on your site can be an excellent way to do this, particularly given that many patients prefer to complete these online rather than in the office as they can do so at their convenience and in a more comfortable setting.