I continue to be blessed in that so many of my patients have good things to say about me and refer their friends and family to my practice. As I often say, I only do the job I was trained to do – but I do it with passion and dedication, and that probably adds a little something to my results and how people see me.
Still, these days many people find me through Internet searches. The internet has certainly changed the way in which people find services they need and make decisions about how to proceed. Once someone comes across my website, if they like what they read, they often pick up the phone and set up an appointment to see me.
In addition to helping people have access to services they are looking for, the internet also eliminated many traditional boundaries and even borders, so that someone who finds me via an internet search might just as well be across the country as here in Houston. Because of this, it has become commonplace for me to receive emails asking if I know a doctor who works like I do in this or that part of the country and sometimes even abroad.
Although I certainly have colleagues and friends to whom I would refer patients with no hesitation, we are talking about only a few who work like I do. It would be a rare coincidence for someone to ask me for a referral in an area where one of my professional friends live and work.
When I am asked if I offer long-distance consultations, my answer is always that I do offer them and that they can be just as effective as meeting in person. In fact, given the type of natural healthcare that I practice I can just as easily recommend a diet or supplement over the phone as I can in person, as long as I have enough time to gather the information I need about a person. I can also order many lab tests, if necessary, on a long-distance basis.
If you have questions or might be interested in setting up a phone appointment, please call my office at 713.529.5669 and my staff will be happy to answer your questions and help you set up an appointment.