Every year from October 6-12, PFMI celebrates National #PAWeek with our clients and friends. PA Week recognizes the noble Physician Assistant profession and its contributions to our nation’s health.
@AAPA reminds us: "This PA Week is especially significant as it falls during a global pandemic. During this challenging time, PAs have not only proven themselves as flexible, adaptable, and collaborative – but also ESSENTIAL."
Join us in thanking our PAs for taking care of us all!
Happy #LaborDay Weekend! If you're planning a safe & fun get-together tomorrow with family or good friends, don't worry about your calls - we've got them! And, we've got a toast to you! Here are some cocktails/mocktails to share & enjoy: https://www.allrecipes.com/gallery/labor-day-cocktails/
You know the old adage: Time is money.
And in the medical business, you can pretty much double that notion.
Regardless of how large your medical business’ call volume is, your answering service should not only be there to take your calls when you cannot, but do so in a timely and professional manner.
And that’s what we’re all about at Physicians First Messages, Inc.
But I’m here to remind you that hiring the right answering service is more than just having your messages taken. There are, in fact, many options you should consider with the idea of saving your business money.
For instance, it’s important to review your invoice and make your answering service needs concise. Because some answering services charge according to what services are provided, you should keep your instructions specific and simple. Complicating matters usually means additional costs.
Second, it would be in your best interest to hire a service that only works within the medical profession. Because operators and staff will only be taking medical-related calls, they will be able to process them and your requests much faster.
In addition, you should always go with the best rate for your needs to avoid surcharges some answering services want to charge, such as holiday rates, e-mail and voicemail box delivery services, and the like.
Rather than having your answering service call you, have them text or e-mail you.
And finally, never have your answering service put your callers on hold, for most companies start billing you as soon as the operator takes the call.
Physicians First Messages is here to not only help your medical business operate smoothly, but also help you benefit the most cost-wise.
Owner and operator
Today in #TelephoneHistory: Europe's first public phone exchange opened in 1879. Innovation and vision gave people a chance to connect with each other in an exciting new way.
Here at PFMI, we celebrate this technology every day! Give us a ring and see how we can keep you connected to your important contacts! #itsyourcall #fridayfacts
With COVID-19 continuing to top the headlines every day seems fitting that we highlight that July is #SocialWellnessAwareness month.
What is Social Wellness, anyway? Social Wellness is defined as the "ability to form and maintain relationships with others and to interact and communicate well within those relationships." Not an intuitively easy thing to do when we're limited by social distancing guidelines everywhere we turn.
These safety measures, along with regional restrictions on where/when/why you can leave your home, can have the adverse effect of causing feelings of stress and isolation from being apart from your usual network of people in your daily life. So... how does one social distance while cultivating their social wellness?
Physicians First Messages has a few helpful tips for you:
1. Nurture your network. Nurture relationships with families and friends. Call family members regularly. Catch up with old friends in video chats. Strengthen those supportive connections who all mutually respect, love, and accept each other as you all are.
2. Sustain your self care. Even basic daily needs like eating right, getting enough sleep, exercise, & yes, beauty routines, boost your emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being by continuing those calming daily rituals. This includes enjoying those hobbies and activities that give you a boost - everything from cooking to reading to gardening to daily walks and more!
3. Focus on positives. With so much uncertainty out there these days, it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook. One way to do this is by being mindful of something many of us take for granted: watching your intake and consumption of negativity. Simply limiting the amount of news you watch and time spent on social media are shown to greatly reduce feeling of depression, isolation, and hopelessness. Yes: It's important to be informed, but we all know the adage about the dangers of having too much of a good thing, and technology is no different.
These three simple steps will help keep you on the path to keeping your Social Wellness first and foremost not just this month, but more importantly, beyond this pandemic and throughout your life. So breathe, smile, and get out there and smell the roses!
#MemorialDay: The day we pay our respects and remember all those who didn't come home.
To the #Classof2020: Some words of wisdom from Mark Twain as you head out into your new day:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
We're all so proud of you. Congratulations, you made it! 🌟 👨🎓👩🎓🌟
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