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Michelle1965

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Mailing Lists
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:31:19 AM »
Does anyone know of a company with reasonable prices that I can purchase a mailing list of physicians office in a certain specialty that are starting off brand new?  I have tried going through the yellow pages, but it's been difficult.  Most of the ones I have found have been in business a long time, and I thought it would be easier to market myself to new physician offices.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you! :)

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Re: Mailing Lists
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 10:34:16 AM »
Depending on your state, you can go to the state licensing site and look up a specialty and when they are licensed.  I don't know if they would differentiate "new" doctors vs. new licenses.

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Re: Mailing Lists
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 04:51:59 PM »
Don't waste your money on these lists.

Build your own database using internet, yellow pages and I also scan local newspapers in surrounding areas for "new practice" startup's. You can also go to Google Alert's and setup alert's for these.   MOST of the lists people compile and sell is just convenient and a waste of money. Often you will get a list of 500 or 1000 (depending on what you buy) and each doctor will be listed separately even if they are in same practice. Complete waste of money.
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Re: Mailing Lists
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 12:07:47 PM »
Does anyone know of a company with reasonable prices that I can purchase a mailing list of physicians office in a certain specialty that are starting off brand new?  I have tried going through the yellow pages, but it's been difficult.  Most of the ones I have found have been in business a long time, and I thought it would be easier to market myself to new physician offices.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you! :)

I agree with PMRNC. Please don't buy these lists, you can get the same info from yellowpages.com for free. The best mail list you can possibly have is the one you create yourself! 

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Re: Mailing Lists
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 12:22:38 PM »
One thing I have also done is utilizing my own personal insurance. I can log on to my Cigna website and get a list of any In-Network doctor in any specialty I like. These addresses and phone numbers and usually more accurate as well.

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Re: Mailing Lists
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 10:43:32 PM »
I honestly don't know what works. But I can tell you what didn't work for me. I bought a list of 2000+ doctors in 100mi vicinity. So, yes, I had all the addresses and phone numbers. But like what was said before, a LOT of those were of the same location mentioned under various doctors. I would say almost 40% of the list was simply not usable. When a medical facility has over 30 doctors working, they don't want to entertain a small timer like myself.

But on the flip side, taking info from Yellow Pages was also very grueling for me. What I ended up doing is I took the first large list, eliminated as many records as I thought wouldn't be optimal clients and now I'm simply working the phone. However, tomorrow, I'm just going to start showing up at various clinics and hand them my card. I'll see if that works. Don't get me wrong, I'm scared to my core since I'm not a sales guy. I'm just a biller. But a person's gotta eat. And in my case, I think I have to simply do some leg work.
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Re: Mailing Lists
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2014, 06:58:05 AM »
Also, most of those lists will list every doctor separately so if you have a practice of 8 that's 8 added to the list to bulk it up that are at same office. Those lists are a total waste of money.
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Re: Mailing Lists
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 10:26:56 AM »
Using the payor websites is a great idea -- any other feedback on this approach?

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Re: Mailing Lists
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 02:01:50 PM »
Using the payor websites is a great idea -- any other feedback on this approach?

This is what I did...
1. Go to Insurance website and click "find providers". For me I chose Chiropractic within 20 miles. (I got a list of over 300 doctors!)
2. Copy and paste the list into Excel and remove any un-needed information.
3. Copy and Paste the doctor name into Google to find if they are still practicing at that location.
4. Once I found the website of the practice, you can usually get a list of doctor. So I notated this on my spreadsheet.
5. Mail brochures, or make cold calls and update the spreadsheet if any new information was found.

So I still had a lot of manual work, but it was a great FREE way to get a list started. I also made different columns on my spreadsheet to track any responses I received. I think the list I got was way better than any list you might pay for.