An Unprecedented Period Of History
The only time in history that bears similarity to the modern period is that of the plague in medieval Europe. Even then, there wasn’t a “lockdown” like we’re seeing now. Perhaps there should have been, but it wouldn’t have done much to stop the rats carrying the fleas carrying the plague. Regardless, in 2020, we must deal with a similar reality; and it’s bleeding into 2021.
If you’re running a health business, you’re in an interesting spot. On the one hand, the products and services you provide are in greater demand than ever. On the other hand, many healthcare businesses are failing because people are going to centralized hospitals while more elective specialist healthcare facilities are on skeleton crews.
Just as Walmart is taking away the primacy of business from small-town local merchants forced to close under regional health restrictions, smaller healthcare businesses are forced to abide by regulations that preclude or eliminate patients from their practice; instead funneling them to regional hospitals and the like. What do you do?
Well, in this writing, we’ll cover several key areas of marketing to help give you an idea of what your best strategies are in 2021 and going forward as a means of maintaining visibility despite the global crisis we are in the midst of. After all, just because there are COVID-19 restrictions doesn’t mean people quit having health problems separate from the pandemic.
The Decentralized, Virtual Angle
Forbes expects that telemedicine will expand notably in 2021. There are a number of reasons for this, chief among them the mandated social distancing of the global lockdown. We are in the midst of it, and Joe Biden is promising the first third of 2021 will feature extended lockdowns in America.
For most medical practices in most developed metropolises, this will mean many patients have to go with telemedicine options unless these can’t properly provide the medical professional with enough information to make the right diagnoses. As your business transitions into 2021, you need to market and budget around virtual options like telemedicine.
Marketing Cosmetic Surgery
Unfortunately, many people think of cosmetic surgery as an elective option built around vanity. However, what you might want to emphasize in your plastic surgery marketing campaign is the therapeutic benefits of cosmetic options. For example, injuries can require cosmetic reconstruction surgery. A cleft palate can be fixed in a plastic surgeon’s clinic.
Additionally, there are situations where breathing is impeded by congenital issues blocking nasal passageways. Plastic surgery can help with that. Also, in terms of psychological well-being, getting “a little work done” may be very important in helping with subconscious issues of self-esteem. So focus on these aspects in your marketing.
SEO Considerations For Health
General health practitioners would be well-advised to incorporate traditional medical SEO services into marketing outreach. More people use the internet on their mobile devices than on stationary ones in today’s world. This means most of your patients will research health clinics to book appointments from their phones. Accordingly, use SEO that’s mobile-friendly.
Keeping Profitable Despite Unpredictable Health Environments
The world may never go back to the way it was, or, in January, starting from America outward, the previous state of things may yet be retained. There is no way to tell the future, all that can be done is educated guesswork.
Right now, trends seem to indicate increased decentralization and lockdown measures. Accordingly, a health clinic needs to lean into telemedicine, marketing built around patient hangups, and SEO segues.
When outreach is of this kind, it’s got a greater likelihood of resonating with demographics that primarily compose your patients. Such resonance helps retain profitability for your healthcare institution. So do your research, and adopt the best marketing options.
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