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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

What To Do With a Long Wait List

One of the major career concerns we heard about in our end-of-year survey was working in a facility that is understaffed with a long wait list. We dive into what this means, how you can keep your sanity and still provide the best possible care.

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First of all, we have to realize we are going to have a major choice to make. And each option will have major limitations and be a compromise.

  • We can provide the best possible care to a very limited number of patients. We limit the number of evaluations, and only get someone new onto the schedule when you have room to provide the follow-up care you believe they need.


  • We can provide care to as many patients as possible, realizing we’re providing less-than-ideal clinical care. When this happens we tend to start modifying our recommendations to fit the schedule, seeing patients less often, and patients are getting squeezed off the schedule before they’ve met their goals.

We talk about how to deal with both situations, but clinical honesty is paramount. Regardless of the situation where you’re working, we believe you should never compromise your clinical honesty. Tell patients what you think would be best, and then they can work within the system.

This is also an important time to have referrals to other practices. If you aren’t able to see someone as often as they need to be seen, there may be someone in your community who can – and if so, your patient deserves to know what their options are.

As Nicole said in the full 'sode...

"Clinical honesty is paramount." - Nicole Cozean

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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS

Founder of Pelvic PT Rising and PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Southern California.

Dedicated to forever changing pelvic health with online clinical courses to help you be more confident in your practice and business resources to help start and grow pelvic health businesses.

Jesse Cozean, MBA

Co-founder of the Pelvic PT Rising and the Rising Podcast.

Jesse uses his business experience to help pelvic health business owners start and grow their practices so they can build a practice that truly works for them. From website design, SEO, conversions, marketing, finance and money mindset, he wants to make the process of owning your own practice easier and fun.

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