FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

7 Effective Website Design Attributes for Integrative Health Brands

If your website is not effectively designed and optimized to ‘immediately’ engage visitors, you may be losing more prospective patients or clients than you think.

Preventive Medicine as a Viable Financial Model

Prevention remains the only magic bullet ‘cure’ for most malignancies and chronic disease. It’s where we’re headed. The conundrum for providers lies in delivering the most effective services with sufficient profit margin.

America’s ‘Pain Epidemic’ and the Role of Integrative Medicine Providers and Payers

One of the nation’s largest medical organizations representing pain physicians is calling for significant changes in the way insurance companies provide coverage for pain treatment. The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) released a position paper at its annual meeting calling on insurance payers to provide adequate coverage for interdisciplinary pain care, including physical therapy, massage, yoga, acupuncture and other alternative therapies.

The Power of Content to Grow Your Integrative Medicine Business

Next to word of mouth patient and medical professional referrals, content strategy provides the most important opportunity for you to grow your organization’s revenues. Bar none. Glenn Sabin explains.

Dietary Supplements: Harmful or Essential? Cutting Through the Unrelenting Rhetoric

Glenn Sabin and nutraceutical expert Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO attempt to break through the din and unremitting confusion sown by the media whir around dietary supplements, the industry that champions their use and public health in general.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America: 800-Pound Marketing Gorilla

CTCA’s success in distinguishing its brand as a ‘destination cancer center’ offering ‘whole person care’ is worthy of a “Harvard Business Review” case study. You’d have to live under a rock to escape their robust, ongoing television and radio advertising presence. This barely touches on CTCA’s full arsenal of resources, tools, tactics, and strategies used to feed their well-oiled business development machine.

Is Concierge Integrative Medicine a Viable Model for You?

Based on current CPT codes and anemic Medicare and private payer visit reimbursements, it’s untenable in this economic environment to operate a comprehensive integrative medical delivery model requiring a hamster-wheel-like approach to maintain patient volume and sustain appropriate physician income levels.

The Best Clinic and Business Model for Integrative Medicine

Clinic models inform business models and vice versa. But what is the best approach for delivering integrative health and medicine services in your community?

The Impact of ‘Escape Fire’ and What Comes Next

In his excellent post, “Revisiting Escape Fire: The War to Rescue Our Health,” integrative health publisher and thought leader John Weeks questions the impact of this highly regarded documentary as a truly effective healthcare delivery game changer, and he appeals for a harder-hitting sequel to help finish the job. Glenn Sabin takes a closer look.

Grow Patient Volume By Marketing Less

Frankly, your customers (aka patients) and prospective clients couldn’t care less about you, your ambitions and why your services or products are special. They’re focused on themselves, their own problems and how you might be able to help them. This has always been the reality.

 
 
 

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