Effective Ways to Increase Patient Loyalty and Generate Repeat Business
One of the primary goals of your online and offline marketing plan is to build a strong client base. Today’s patients have access to a wealth of information and can get in touch with doctors within seconds, so surgeons and medical professionals need to make an extra effort to increase patient loyalty and generate referrals.
Rewards programs are one effective way to generate more interest in your practice, and keep those patients coming back for additional procedures and services. You can develop a rewards program that offers discounts on future services, or even complimentary services after the patient acquires a certain number of points. If you are a cosmetic surgeon, you may consider offering free Botox injections or other lower-priced procedures in exchange for a certain number of points. Plastic surgeons may be able to extend a discount on laser hair removal packages, or may even offer a medical spa package as a reward.
For cosmetic and plastic surgeons that also offer medical spa services, a membership program can be a valuable way to generate repeat business. Membership rates and discounts can encourage patients to turn only to you when they are looking for more than just a cosmetic procedure. Today’s popular minimally-invasive procedures, including Botox, dermal filler injections and even laser hair removal, can be attractive to many of your existing cosmetic and plastic surgery clients. Membership rates on these popular services may an attractive incentive for your existing plastic and cosmetic surgery clients, as well as their friends and family members.
You can also increase patient loyalty by offering seasonal promotions and discounts. Highlight some key procedures for the season, and offer a discount or ‘double rewards’ on certain procedures or services throughout the year, to keep your patients interested.
Marketing to your patients is an ongoing process, and rewards and membership programs can be an effective way to keep existing clients coming back. Consider implementing a rewards program or offering membership rates on certain services so that you can generate repeat business, season after season.