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Communication Is Key to A Lifetime of Care with Eric Garcia

Eric Garcia , Simply Done Tech Solutions, Lutz, Florida


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In the final episode of this 5-part series on proactive lifelong care, host Katie Berlin, DVM, and digital marketing expert, Eric Garcia, dive into client communication. Eric offers effective ways to get ahead of client concerns and the roadblocks (like curbside care!) that can so easily derail attempts at active listening and education. Plus, get insights on how to minimize the influence of Dr. Google and how your practice’s social media can build satisfaction and retention all year.



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