Monday Morning Motivation | Greatest Constraint
#6 of 13 questions to ask yourself: What is the greatest constraint in my practice?
Your practice volume is based on your smallest constraint. You may want to see XX patients a day, but if something (a constraint) is limiting your volume to X patients a day, that's how many patients you'll see. Try as you might, the smallest opening in your practice will dictate your patient volume. Finding the smallest constraint, and reducing it, is crucial if you want to grow your practice.
Some common constraints, in no particular order, include: doctor energy, physical fitness, attitude, staff training, procedures, consistency, patient education, time spent with patients, technique, staff turnover, overhead, location, parking, communication skills, personality and many others.
Just a heads up that once you find and reduce the most pressing constraint, there will be another one. And another. Simply rinse and repeat. Reduce as much "friction" as possible.