Hi, this is David Kats for Therapist Consultants, and I have a tip for you.
Have you ever noticed that some therapists schedule more frequently than other therapists? You go to some therapists, they have you come in once or twice, maybe three or four times, and you're done. The other therapists, have you come in 15 or 20 times, and you get more care. Now, I don't know what's right for each particular patient, but I will tell you that the national average is between 12 and 15 visits. Since there's a dropout, you're going to see the average patient 12 to 15 times, you're probably going to schedule them on an average of about 18 times, and that's what we see.
Now I realize some people go on for two years, and they need your care for the rest of their life, and some people don't need one or two times, but I will tell you this. If all you're doing is scheduling a time or two, and then releasing patients, you got to ask, why am I not practicing like the rest of the therapists in the United States? You might want to think about bringing your schedule up to where they are at, and you might find that you do a better job with the patients and improve your practice at the same time.
Now, before I let you go, I want to tell you about our podcast. We have a new podcast that's been going on for a while now. It isn't particularly for therapists. It's for everybody. It tells you how to improve your life, have positive spin on your life. It talks about integrity, happiness, things like that. I want you to listen to it if you would, and I'd also like to get your clients, your patients to listen to it. I think they would really enjoy it and grow from it.
You can let them listen right on therapistconsultants.com, our website, or you can go to wherever you listen to podcasts and just look up my name, David Kats, K-A-T-S, and you'll find our podcast there, and I hope you join us because it's a lot of fun. It becomes a real community of happy people. Thanks for listening.
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