We are in the midst of a tough season for weight loss patients: Spring. Warmer weather marks the beginning of high-calorie backyard gatherings, hot weather that makes us more lethargic, and sweet treats, there are so many reasons why patients falling victim to weight gain in warmer months.
providers need to be compassionate and sympathetic to their patients during this challenging season. However, they must also do what they can to help keep patients on track. Without support and encouragement, patients may feel shame or guilt for not adhering to their weight loss program or exercise plan, and this may cause them to skip appointments — or not come back altogether. This is the moment to look closely at your retention strategies. Stay connected with patients. Please provide them with the encouragement they may need to keep going, even despite setbacks.
Sometimes all patients need to hear are some positive affirmations to let them know their goals are still achievable. Let them know they have your support. We’ve put together 10 Affirmation Cards for you to download to use with your patients that can remind them of their worth, their progress, and motivate them to keep going despite the season’s challenges.
Download our 10 Affirmation Cards now! Print them on cardstock and have them available in your waiting room. Give them to your patients after an appointment. Send one via text or email along with their appointment reminder. Or share on social media and patient forums to stay connected. Your patients will appreciate this compassionate approach to helping them stay on track, and your business will benefit from the increased retention, compliance, and communication with your patients.
About Robard: Robard is a respected leader in the weight loss and management business. For more than 40 years, we have helped tens of thousands of physicians, hospitals, and medical professionals treat countless patients annually, ranging from mildly overweight to severely obese with related chronic conditions. Learn more.