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In today’s world, Doctors have been called worriers. as they diagnose diseases, Give quick treatment, and attend to patients with injuries at any point of time, Doctors are the ones who help you to fight diseases or illnesses.
As we all know doctors help patients to fight the disease daily. Going daily to the clinics and hospitals is not the safest as it may cause infections too.
What are the methods to book an appointment?
Majorly there are two types of methods to book an appointment as written below.
- Offline Booking Appointment.
- Online Booking Appointment.
Why do doctors prefer online appointments instead of the traditional way?
There are several reasons why doctors prefer the appointment as listed below:
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- To avoid the rush in the clinics as well as hospitals.
- For reducing the infection.
- To attend to patients smoothly without any hustle.
- To avoid the queue for the token or number.
- Convenient process for the patient to get an appointment.
- Reduce the workforce or paperwork.
How can you overcome this situation?
Webkul solves this problem of Appointment scheduling by launching a booking commerce platform.
What is booking commerce?
Booking Commerce is a SaaS-based online booking and appointment scheduling software that helps you streamline your customer onboarding and increase sales.
You may now run your business using the world’s first online comprehensive booking platform.
We as a Webkul introduced a theme for doctors only known as the doctor theme.
The theme is specially designed for doctors and hospitals to make the process easy and smooth for both doctors as well as patients.
Doctor theme is a separate theme from the eCommerce service-based theme .where the doctors can get self-registered. and also show their specialisation and
- General Physician
- Ear-nose-throat (ent) Specialist
Top Features of Doctor Theme.
- Doctors can add specialty, degree, and experience to their profile like Dentist, Gynecologist/obstetrician As well as General Physician, etc.
- The clinic owner can collect fees with the different options.
- Doctors can approve the patient’s appointment.
- Doctors can cancel the patient’s appointment.
- Admin can easily select the plans as per the need.
- The owner can use add-ons such as PayPal, Razorpay, ICS file download and Google calendar.
- The owner can also allow to patient pay online via Paypal as well as Razorpay.
- the patient can also give reviews online.
- Patients can write reviews for the doctors.
- Admin can allow paying via cash on a venue to the patient.
How Doctors can Register on Booking Commerce?
To get registered on Booking Commerce as a doctor, you need to follow some simple steps suggested in this blog that will take just a few minutes yours.
Firstly Click here to Create Your Account on Booking Commerce.
After clicking this link, You will be straight away redirected to the Registration Form page of Booking Commerce.
After that, You can fill in all Your details such as Your Email and Username (subdomain).
Now, agree with the Terms & Conditions and Policies & click the Proceed button.
After clicking on proceed button the “choose category” window will appear.
That is how you can get registered as a doctor on Booking Commerce and The account credential will be shared over the mail instantly.
Now, It will redirect you to your personal information section under the admin panel.
On the personal information page, the needs to enter the Profile image, Name, Specialisation, experience in years, Timezone, Description and Address.
Once you save the personal information, you will land on the consultation schedule page.
On this page, you as a doctor can create your time slots.
After that, a public URL link will appear from where you can copy the URL, visit the clinic (front end) or admin(same window).
The booking product tab will help you to see your booking products, where you can manage and edit the slots.
What if the doctor is not available at the specific time and on a day?
So we introduced a feature name as overwrite specific days by using this feature the doctor can easily update availability.
To use this feature doctor need to go Admin panel > Booking products > action tab > Edit booking products.
- Admin/doctor need to edit the booking product to use this feature.
- This feature is not available at the time of adding new booking product.
Once admin/ doctor click on Edit booking product, a new window will open.
By default there are two types of overwrite.
- Select duration – You can select this type incase you are not available or the slots are not available for the particular duration of time.
In this doctor/admin need to select the from date and to date. or you can say the duration of the non -availability.
- Select particular date – This can be use in case of you are not available or the there is no vaccant slots on that particular day.
In this doctor/admin need to select the particular day of the non -availability.
Also the actions are of two types and predefined
- Close booking – By using this action, admin can close the booking for the whole day or the partially.
Case 1. If the doctor wants to close booking for a particular whole day.
Case 2. If the doctor wants to cancel the booking for a particular day partially, like for the half day, or may cancel booking for the particular slots.
- Schedule updation – In this action, doctor can easily reschedule the to slots timing.
You can easily manage the timing of booking duration and the rest or the gap between the bookings.
Bookings tab, in this tab the admin can check all scheduled appointments by the patient.
Booking calendar tab, In this tab doctor as admin can check all the booking status in just one view.
Customers tab, Admin can easily check the customer details such as name, email, phone, number of booking, status and from the action button admin can edit or remove the customer.
Add-ons tab, Additional feature apps will be listed here to enhance the functionality of the platform.
Some famous add-ons are PayPal, Razorpay, ICS file download and Google calendar.
In the theme section, the admin can easily customise the store overview such as the footer and homepage.
How customer can book appointment online?
Patients need to visit on the specific site provided by the doctor or hospital. The homepage will look like the given image.
If customer wants to signup first and then want to schedule appointment so they can easily signup in just few steps.
customer can sign in into their account with the credentials also change the password via clicking on forget password.
After login in to the account the customer can book their appoinmnet from the home page.
Checkout And Payment
Checkout page at the customer end where the customer needs to enter the billing details and select the payment mode.
After clicking on the confirm appointment button request submitted Successfully page will appear.
Customer can easily check and view all the booking in a single view.
Also can check the status of the particular booking by clicking on view booking details link.
Thus, that’s all about Booking commerce. If you have any issues, please feel free to add a ticket [email protected].and let us know your views at our HelpDesk System.