Running a clinic is a challenge for a lot of doctors. Aside from attending to patients, you also need to consider the business side of your practice.
The good news is you can get help from someone without the hassle of hiring an in-house employee. This is where virtual assistants come in. But do you need one?
The short answer is: You do, regardless of how long you have been in practice. More on this in a bit.
What exactly does a virtual assistant do?
In a nutshell, virtual assistants do all the work of an executive secretary and much more. You can hire virtual assistants for to transcribe audio files into medical notes, manage your schedule, or set appointments with patients on your behalf. They can do pretty much anything that doesn’t require their physical presence at work.
With the upsurge in new technologies, nearly all work can be done at the comforts of one’s home. A virtual assistant can help you manage your operations even if you are time zones apart. The best part of all: Your virtual assistant can work with you on as-needed basis or as a full-time staff member.
Why would I need a virtual assistant?
We all the same number of hours in a day. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could free some of those hours to spend time on yourself and your family?
You need a virtual assistant if:
- You are overwhelmed with your schedule. Keeping track of patient appointments can be confusing. Leave the administrative part of your work to your virtual assistant so you can focus more on the health of your patients.
- You tired of doing repetitive work. There’s a better way of doing work. It’s either you put repetitive tasks on autopilot or delegate them to someone else. Filing medical paperwork can take a huge chunk of your time, so it’s best to leave that aspect of your practice to an assistant.
- You are drowning in emails. Most emails that come through your inbox are either FYIs or other useless stuff. While it’s good to be always on the loop, there are times when you need to step back and let someone else sort out the inbox chaos for you.
- You need more personal time. If fun sounds like a foreign concept to you, then that means you need a helping hand. Everyone needs to take a breather to get a new perspective. Learn to let go of the things that you can’t do and let someone else do it.
Hiring a virtual assistant will help you get your time back and focus on the things that really matter. Even if you are just starting out or are a seasoned health practitioner, you need someone to take care of administrative duties for you.
Contact TukkoMed today and find out how we can make your medical practice easier and more productive.