3 Ways Patient Reviews From Practice Management Software Could Be Harmful to Your Practice Growth

I recommend these software packages (such as Demand Force, Solution Reach and so on) a lot to my clients because they can automate everything and fills up those schedules. However, if you use software like that, beware of the little known issues that may come up with regards to patient reviews:

1) They are not visible to new patients.

The software bundles the reviews on a separate page which can link into your website or from their own platform. It looks great, however, a patient has to go hunting for them on your website. That assumes two things: a) they can find them easily once on your website before they get bored and leave (you have only a few seconds for them to find what they want). And b) They are already ON your website.

Only Google reviews stand prominent in the path of the new patient searching for a dentist. If you don’t have enough Google reviews then you aren’t giving the prospective new patient enough incentive to actually click onto your site. With all the clutter in this New Economy, you have to fight for every patient “action”.

2) They are not as trusted because they aren’t public facing.

These software packages a lot of times want to placate the dentist. It looks great to have 3,000 5 star reviews on your Demand Force page, but new patients may not trust that at all. Especially when every dentist has a similar profile and it’s on your own website which you control.

People trust Google reviews because they trust Google, they are public facing and anyone can go on there and write a good or bad review. They have more “psychological weight”. So the 39 4.8 star review you have on Google might get more attention from people than your 14,450 5 star review on your website (if they are even able to find it).

3) Automated Google review collection:

Beware this issue – it could leave you with many, really bad negative Google reviews.

The same software packages can automate the sending of people to Google to write a review. Here’s the problem: for some, writing a bad review is a cathartic experience that has nothing to do with you. They might have had a bad day and want to leave one so they have “yelled at someone” without yelling at someone.

And while you might not have any now, I’ve seen them hold onto that link for over a year (it’s in their email) and one day you piss them off and they go write it. Bad news is spread at least 7x faster and more trusted than good news.

Then you have this problem where a bunch of negative reviews are left as “most recent” and that’s the first impression a new patient gets when going through your Google reviews. Also, it’s very hard to get rid of negative reviews even if they are libelous.

Here’s where those special pages for reviews would …

Health – The Best Kept Secret Around

If you want to keep a secret – chop it into pieces and give each person a piece.

o No one person knows the whole story.

The practise of modern medicine is similar in structure to the above analogy.

o Health is divided up into small bits and pieces (read as: Symptoms)

o Specialists vie for the honour of treating each little bit

o And the pharmaceutical companies reap the monetary rewards of taking a little bit from each part.

To-days practitioners rarely stray from the cook-book formula of prescribing for symptoms – although I often hear words like; ‘My practitioner is holistic.’

The truth of the matter is this.

o I don’t know of a practitioner that is truly 100% holistic. The first question practitioners ask is, ‘what’s wrong with…and then they proceed to treat the part/symptom.

o All parts of the body are connected and inter-connected – no one part exists on its own.

o All parts of the body, from the smallest cell to the largest organ, work for the benefit of the whole – there is no ‘Selfishness’ here.

As a result of accepting the current medical philosophy of disease causation and treatment we agree to be ‘kept in the dark’ regarding our own body, how it woks, what it needs and what to do with it if it needs repair.

An environment, you must agree, that is most conducive to the proliferation of fear and the reliance of others for the supply of simple needs.

Don’t be left in the dark by concerning yourself with ‘parts of the whole.’

Education is the answer.

Health can be determined, read and understood by simply observing nature – or if you are so inclined – may I suggest that you pick up a good read about Nature Cure – you will be left in no doubt as to the truth about health.

To each and every reader we wish you all the best in your daily

efforts to apply the laws of health to your own lifestyle.…

How to Deal With Uncertainty and Find Inner Peace

Dear Friend,

… We hear in the media daily about financial problems, people losing jobs, having debt, in other words a lot of negative, contracting and depressing statements. This creates a lot of suffering for many people and so the problems deepen even further. We are all connected and fear spreads quickly. In today's article I'll give you some guidance to step out of the place of uncertainty and lead your life with Inner Peace and Confidence regardless of the situation.

How is it possible to find inner peace regardless of the situation? … In the past the news used to bother me and I could feel insecure. What I've learned over the years is that you can not solve a problem when you're a part of it. In other words:

You can not feel secure by having the thoughts of insecurity;

You can not become wealthy by having the thoughts of scarcity;

You can not become healthy by thinking and focusing on illness.

And so when certain times surround you my friend the only way to have your inner peace is to find your state of security within …

… Our mind likes to have all planned, prefers routine, everything in order and so when the outside events become uncertain, it feels threatened, insecure and fearful. As we know the mind is a part of ego and is not your higher self or real self. Real self is much more intelligent, eternal, secure, fears nothing and is connected to God, Universe or Source. So the more we can identify ourselves with the higher self rather than the lower, the more Inner Peace we will be able to establish. Now let's look at:

6 Simple Tips on How to Stay Calm in Times of Uncertainty:

# 1 Meditate.

Mind hates persistence and it is a part of our ego. It has a voice and chats constantly. That voice is telling us many things about times being tough and bad … and so we start believe in that and accept as a reality and fact, which we feel unable to influence. There is no way to argument with this all knowing, confident, fact based voice in our heads. It can become very loud and damaging. We are conditioned by the negative thoughts from others that we start to identify them as our own. Meditation is a great tool and method to clear that voice and give the space for better thoughts and feelings. It is like giving a spring clean to your room. I do not know better method of clearing mind, which would allow our mind access solution oriented and inspiring thoughts. Remember – You own your mind my friend and never let your mind own you. Remember as well – You are able to train it as you wish and make it your servant.

# 2 Embrace the change.

Uncertainty is the time of change. We like to resist any change and it is natural, as we get attached …

Relief for a Sore Penis – Healing After Aggressive Sex

A good roll in the hay or an especially sensual round of solo action can lead men to unbelievable ecstasy, followed a glow of satisfaction and a sense of relaxation and well-being. However, it can also lead to soreness, aching and a lingering feeling of discomfort – not the takeaway most men are looking for from the experience. While a sore penis after sex is common, and in general nothing serious, knowing how to prevent the pain from happening, and how to relieve it when it does occur – can improve men’s overall penis health and even enhance the sensations they feel during the proceedings.

What causes penis pain?

Penis pain can occur for a number of reasons and can even be related to more than one of these factors:

  • Chafing – while the sliding, gliding and thrusting of sex feels tremendous in the moment, there is actually a lot of heat being generated by the friction. Most men won’t notice this when it is happening, unless things are particularly dry, but when the heat of the moment is over, this chafing can lead to red, raw-looking skin, or even the appearance of a rash. Over time, friction from intercourse or masturbation can cause the skin to overcompensate during healing, and a thicker layer of keratinized dermal tissue may be the result. Since this callus-like tissue can actually block pleasurable sensation, preventing it from occurring through regular moisturizing and use of a lube is highly recommended.
  • Irritation – the penis skin is fairly delicate, and exposure to a partner’s body fluids, as well as lubes, latex, or other substances which may come into play can cause the skin to become irritated. Redness, itching, burning and even swelling may ensue. Avoiding known irritants is important here, so if a reaction seems to occur any time a particular product is used, eliminating this from the process is a good idea.
  • Blunt force trauma or torsion – in a heated moment, it is natural to get overly enthusiastic, but abrupt moves can lead to sudden impact with a partner’s pelvic bone or with a sudden twist or turn that can cause penis pain and even rupture the penile tissue. Taking care during play sessions and avoiding sudden, forceful moves may take some of the excitement out of the process, but it can also prevent a world of hurt later on.

How to relieve a sore penis

When soreness and injuries do occur, pain relief may be the first thing on a man’s mind. In some cases, all that is needed is a little time off, but in others, some TLC at home can do the trick. Applying cold compresses (not too cold, or frostbite can be a real danger) or using an over-the-counter oral pain reliever may help to take the edge off while things heal. It is always a good idea to check with a doctor before trying any self-care techniques, however, especially in the case of sudden injury or for men …