Why You Should Add A Medical Nail Technician To Your Practice
- Volume 22 - Issue 8 - August 2009
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For these reasons, in addition to the increased income, I find that offering pedicures in my office by my MNT is important for my patients. I intend to add another MNT and market “safe pedicures” to the public as podiatrists are finding this brings many potential patients into their offices. If the MNT notes an “out-of-normal” nail or foot condition, the podiatrist reports to the pedicure chair for a quick consultation. This brings a new patient to the medical side of the practice. Many times, patients go immediately to the medical rooms for treatment if there is time on the schedule for a consultation.
It is time podiatrists take a look at how other specialties are adding profits to their practices and how their methods can work in our practices. Their enhancement of profits through physician extenders works in their offices. Why not ours?
The truth is, physician extenders such as MNTs are out there for us now. They are trained and available. They can reduce our stress levels and go a long way toward facilitating additional profits in our practices.
Dr. Spalding is in private practice at Area Podiatry Centers with four offices in Tennessee.
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