Patient acquisition is the process of finding new patients. This is a crucial part of healthcare, especially when you’re trying to grow your business and find new patients who need your services.


The healthcare industry is in a constant state of flux. Patients are demanding more services and providers are looking to provide these with lower costs, but it’s not always easy to keep up with this demand.

If you have a medical practice, patient acquisition is an important part of your business—and it’s a process you should take seriously. The more patients you have, the less time you’ll spend on administrative tasks like paperwork and billing. The more time you spend on those tasks, the less time you have to spend with patients, which means lower profits for your practice.

In this blog post, we’ll look at some strategies that can help your practice get the right patients.

Social Media Marketing

Social media is a powerful tool for building awareness, trust, and loyalty. It can be used to promote events and services, new products, services, and content. Social media also enables you to engage with current and potential customers in real-time through social media channels like Facebook or Twitter.

Social Media Marketing Strategies:

  • Use your website as the hub of your marketing efforts by using it as a landing page with links back to social media profiles where you share interesting things about yourself or your company. You’ll want to include some text on each page that explains what they should do next when they visit this page (e.g., “Click here if interested in learning more about our services”). This way people know exactly where they need to go next when visiting your site!
  • Use hashtags on all of your posts so that people searching for related topics can find them easily too! Hashtags like #healthcaremarketing are very popular today due largely because everyone uses them every day but most people don’t realize how beneficial these keywords actually are when trying to reach out to their target audience.

Paid Search Advertising

Paid search advertising is a cost-effective way to drive traffic and leads to your practice. It’s also the most common form of patient acquisition for healthcare practices, according to recent research.

Paid search campaigns can be set up in many different ways, but it’s important that you choose a strategy that works for your business and the industry you’re targeting. If there are any specific questions about how paid search should be implemented or managed, consult with a professional who specializes in PPC (pay-per-click) marketing.

To get started with setting up an effective paid search campaign:

  • Research keywords related to your target audience so you know what keywords they use when searching online; this will help guide which terms should appear in ads on Google AdWords or Bing Ads.
  • Create an account at either Google AdWords or Bing Ads if not already used by logging in through whichever service provider provides access; these accounts allow users access to their competitor information as well as monitoring metrics such as impressions views clicks conversions engagement metrics etc., which can provide valuable insights into performance over time.

Remarketing (Retargeting)

Remarketing is a digital strategy that allows businesses to reach visitors who have already visited their website. It’s often used in healthcare practices to target patients who have visited your website and may be ready to purchase something. It can also be used as an email marketing tool, allowing you to send targeted emails directly from the practice management system (PMS).

There are two types of remarketing:

  • Retargeted Search Ads – Remarket ads based on previous search activity by users so they don’t see the same ads over again but rather see ads relevant to them at the time they were searching.
  • Display Advertising – Display advertising uses cookies or other technologies such as pixel tags placed on websites where they appear when someone views it; these cookies contain information about what pages were viewed before so that advertisers can serve relevant ads within those pages based on those characteristics

Email Marketing and Campaigns

Email marketing is a great way to reach new patients. It’s also a great way to keep existing patients engaged and generate referrals. Email marketing can help increase retention and drive revenue, too!

Email marketing allows you to connect with your audience in an efficient way that doesn’t require you or them to spend time on social media or other platforms. You’ll be able to create personal messages that address their concerns or offer helpful tips on how they can improve their health or lifestyle habits through these emails alone!

Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is a powerful way to engage patients, build brand awareness and drive sales. It’s also one of the fastest-growing methods for healthcare practices to acquire patients in today’s competitive market.

Influencers are individuals who have large audiences on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter, with millions of followers each. These influencers can be thought leaders or celebrities—they’re often well-known as well as experts in their field (i.e., fitness trainers). Some brands approach influencers through traditional channels such as email communications or direct mail campaigns; however, many prefer working directly with these individuals because they have the greatest ability to reach their target audience on social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram where they have built up loyal followings over time through consistent posting patterns that include relevant content related specifically toward their target audience (i..e., fitness enthusiasts).

It’s important when working with any type of influencer that you understand exactly what it takes before approaching them—if not beforehand then certainly afterward so there aren’t any misunderstandings between both parties involved which leads toward failure later down the line when trying to do something else instead!

User-Generated Content (UGC)

User-Generated Content (UGC) is a great way to boost your brand awareness and increase conversions. It’s also a great way to increase your social media presence, and create content for your website, blog, or social media profiles.

UGC can be used in many ways:

  • Creating content around a particular event or topic—such as “here’s what we do” or “our latest services”—and then posting it on UGC platforms like Instagram Stories or Snapchat Hack
  • Making videos about healthcare topics such as how to take care of yourself when you get sick, how much exercise is best for certain medical conditions, why diet matters so much when it comes to patient recovery times

Referral Programs & Incentives

Referral programs are a great way to get new patients. They can be used for internal referrals or external referrals, and you can offer incentives to both internal and external referrals.

  • Internal Referrals: Offer incentives such as gift cards, giveaways, or free services (such as physicals or bloodwork). These types of referral programs often have restrictions on how many times a patient can receive this type of incentive in a year (for example no more than 3 times per calendar year).
  • External Referrals: The most common type of referral program is one that involves cash rewards for referring friends or family members who use your practice’s services. This type of incentive works best when there are limited amounts available—for example, $100 per new patient referred will last only 12 months before it runs out!

Customer Reviews & Testimonial Videos

Customer reviews and testimonials are a great way to show off your practice. You can use these materials in print, online, and on social media. They will help you connect with potential patients who may not have heard about your practice before, but are now ready to make an appointment.

Customer reviews can be shared on Google Maps, Yelp, and other local search sites as well as traditional outlets like Facebook or Twitter where they can reach more people than ever before!

Blogging & Thought Leadership Sharing

Blogging is a great way to build your reputation and get your name out there. It can also be a great way to generate leads, as patients who find you through blogging will likely trust you more than someone they find on other platforms.

Blogging can help you build a community around your practice, which will increase loyalty among existing patients and encourage them to share positive things about the doctor or practice with others in their network.

You can use blogging as an opportunity for sharing content related to health care, such as case studies or research papers related to patient care at your office.


Healthcare organizations must increasingly use digital marketing to reach patients, improve engagement and increase retention. Healthcare organizations must increasingly use digital marketing to reach patients, improve engagement and increase retention. Digital marketing is a great way to reach patients who are looking for a healthcare provider, as well as those who aren’t actively looking for a healthcare provider.

The healthcare industry has embraced digital marketing because it’s an effective means of reaching out to prospective clients or customers in the most cost-effective manner possible—and without having to invest in traditional advertising campaigns or other forms of direct mailings that would take months before seeing results. The best part is: You can target specific groups of people based on their interests, demographics, and lifestyle preferences so you can deliver customized messages at the right time (and place) with minimal effort on your end!

BraveLabs is a healthcare digital marketing US agency that helps practices and hospitals to implement new patient acquisition strategies. Contact us today to start getting the right patients at your door.