With the onslaught of Obamacare, new medical practice alternative care models are becoming prevalent. 36% of physicians in the United States plan on practice medicine independently this year. Of those, a third are expected to default to subscription based models, direct pay, or online consultation to sustain some form of operating profit. Additionally, transitions from fee for service reimbursement methods to value based payment models is a result of cost containment laws. The following assortment of medical slogans and quotes currently used in the past are meant to encourage medical professionals and current healthcare practices.
Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.
Doctors are great–as long as you don’t need them.
Doctors most commonly get mixed up between absence of evidence and evidence of absence.
Good medicine always tastes bad.
In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable.
Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice”?
It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself.
Patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Sleep is better than medicine.
Some remedies are worse than the disease.
Surgeons can cut out everything except cause.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.
The physician heals, nature makes well.
The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it.
What can’t be cured must be endured.
Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.
If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; but if he kills, the earth hides it.
I have two doctors – my left leg and my right leg.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four, unless there are three other people.
Time is generally the best doctor.
God heals and the doctors takes the fees.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
Social media offers the ability for medical practices to interact and engage potential patients. This form of marketing medium can also be used to influence consumer healthcare choices. The infographic posted below outlines statistics and benefits for doctors using social media as a part of their marketing strategy.