How to keep your patients from switching physicians

A quarter of patients are likely to switch physicians if they find a doctor with a more positive attitude — just one of the multitude of reasons that patients give for making a change, according to a new study from Weatherby Healthcare. Though 49 percent of patients stay with their doctor for five years or more — often due to comfort and familiarity — patients are sometimes compelled to switch providers.

A quarter of patients are likely to switch physicians if they find a doctor with a more positive attitude — just one of the multitude of reasons that patients give for making a change, according to a new study from Weatherby Healthcare. Though 49 percent of patients stay with their doctor for five years or more — often due to comfort and familiarity — patients are sometimes compelled to switch providers.

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How to keep your patients from switching physicians