We have this daily affirmation we try to do in the office. Part of it states, " I am a new patient magnet." We have a goal of 7 new patients per week, which is fairly reasonable. Yesterday morning in about a span of one hour I took calls for 6 people who wanted to schedule appointments as a new patient this week. The insurance girl put up a sticky note on my computer declaring that I was indeed THE new patient magnet of the day. Later in the day a current patient saw the sign and asked what it meant so I explained. His response cracked me up.
With a deranged glint in his eye and a maniacal grin like Jack Nicholson's in The Shining he announced, "If you are a magnet for new patients, I am flypaper for freaks!"