To any and all footcare nurse business owners - page 4
by dixiesnurse 32,078 Views | 65 Comments
Hi there, Gosh I am so excited to be done with my footcare course that I attended in San Diego through Shelly Taylor! The course was awesome and I learned alot. Now just passing the test. I have formed my LLC and am thinking of... Read More
- 0Oct 9, '12 by alp1Footqueen,
I realize this is an older post, however, what type of licensure or certification did you need to get in order to have your own clinic site? Who inspects your site? I was trying to find information on the government website and am not having much luck. I will call the Health Department and try to find more info. I just thought I would ask you first. Hope all is going well. Thanks
- 0I would go for it. I have started a small business too and i bill 55 for home visits and 50 in my clinic. Invest in a vac drill. Medicool does some reasonably priced ones. You need to sterilizse the instruments. I found some kits for single person uses ( susol) that I use for regular clients and I arranged with a local hospital for autoclaving. If my business picks up, I plan to buy an autoclave.
I am not familiar with how payment is processed in the US, but here, I get paid by the client at each visit, I do not do invoices and I am too small to use visa or client cards. The clients can claim back from their insurance if they have that system or use it for their income tax. Even if the Podiatrists don't like it, there are always clients who can't use their services and would appreciate a visiting nurse.
- 0I am having the same experience. I realize that I have to get out there and market myself more aggressively. Initially, I had planned on doing a home visiting service, but not every one has the type of furniture that was suitable for my back safety, so I renovated a room in my home and started giving service there. Most people like that. I do have some women who plan an afternoon at one house, so I will still do that as it is cost effective to do three or four clients in the same house and only move the equipment once. I have set up a facebook page too and do some educational snippets/post links etc. I encourage them to like my page so that they get notifications when I post. I also posted a map to find me.
- 0[QUOTE=lindarn;6652345]Have you presented them with the idea, that your fees are probably less than Podiatrists? Mabe if you can get the idea across that your services are equal to the Podiatrists, that the almighty $ can sway them? Perhaps offer something that they don't?
Can you combine foot care and diabetic teaching, foot care, etc? Make yourself stand out from the others.
I combine diabetic teaching, self care, fungal management etc as a routine part of my service. I also use facebook a lot. If you register with Linkedin you will also get contacts. Some supply companies take names of foot care nurses and list them too.
- 1Nov 5, '12 by stepnurse01This is a business area with so much potential. Any updates on how your relationship has progresses or not with local podiatrist. I believe that there are always challenges with a new business. I am looking forward to hearing about more experiences.