As a trained health care professional, the first impression you make with a new client is one of the most important aspects of your appointment. During your initial moments with your patient, it is important to gain your patient’s trust by making them feel relaxed. Patients are often nervous about their appointment with a new therapist and making your client feel comfortable is the first step in a successful patient visit.
Building an initial trust and dialogue with your patient will lead to a stronger relationship for the future. Providing your client with the sense that you are caring and knowledgeable will put them at ease, allowing them to trust you during their appointment.
Start off your appointment right, with a handshake, smile, and a few friendly words of greeting. Be sure to let the patient explain why they are there, and you should explain your plan for the course of treatment. All of these will give your patient the level of comfort that is sure make them return for a second visit.
Building successful client relationships is the first step in laying down the foundation for your career for years to come.
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