Who Makes More Money, A General Practitioner OR A Cardiologist?

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Hey folks,

Yesacpow here again.

Now I just want to drop a tip to help someone (hopefully) see the light in their marketing.

If you look at the question in my post title the the Obvious Answer is the Cardiologist.

Now without going into much detail about the why let's look at how that point will help you in your marketing.

1. Be focus and know exactly what you want to achieve. - Once you are in a niche that you know spend money you need to specialize.

What do I mean?

Lets look at the popular weight loss market.

A lot of persons say that it is saturated and you should stay away from it. On the other hand I say why should you. All you need to do is specialize and you will make money.

Need an example?

Ok let's say you want to write an article, you would think that there is no low competition keywords. But with just simple market research here are some money keywords you can use now with very low competition:

How to lose thigh fat
how to lose fat fast
how to get rid of arm fat
how to get rid of body fat fast

Those are just a few. Notice how they are specific. And persons searching for those keywords are more likely to buy than someone searching for "how to lose weight"

Get it?

Hope that information help someone.

Enjoy the rest of your eve.

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Yesacpow
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  • Profile picture of the author -Jericho-
    Not only that but how to lose weight probably has 5 billion sites as competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
      That is so true

      SO the more focus you are the easier it will be for you to make money.

      Originally Posted by -Jericho- View Post

      Not only that but how to lose weight probably has 5 billion sites as competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    The question appears to have a simple answer, as you have concluded, but it is what you don't know that defies answering the question correctly.

    A general practitioner need not necessarily have all of his income from general practice, he might have a particular speciality that earns much more money - like being an obesity consultant or talking head on an advert.

    Just because someone chooses not to enter a specialist discipline, you can't make unfounded conclusions about him.
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    • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
      That's right yes

      But, a cardiologist can charge way more for one patient than would a general practitioner


      Originally Posted by nissan View Post

      General practitioner or cardiologist?It depends with the firm their working.
      They have particular skills in treating people with multiple health issues and comorbodities while cardiologist has specialty dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
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        • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
          That may be true but you are missing the point.

          I am talking about their earnings. Not what they paid to get their education.

          Let's say the general practitioner and the cardiologist both gets 10 patients per day. Who would make the most money?


          Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

          Yes, but he's also paying a higher student loan debt and his equipment costs are a lot higher.

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      • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
        Originally Posted by yesacpow View Post

        That's right yes

        But, a cardiologist can charge way more for one patient than would a general practitioner
        Depends on the cariologist, if he works on his own or with a "firm."

        Some general doctors make A LOT more because they hire practioners. Which allows them to see more patients.

        Its hard for a specialist to do this...If I have a serious problem, I want to see the "real doctor."

        Dont make assumtions based on facts not known.
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      • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
        Originally Posted by yesacpow View Post

        That's right yes

        But, a cardiologist can charge way more for one patient than would a general practitioner
        Yeah, but if the GP sees more patients, he could make just as much, just off of the sheer volume of his practice.

        Saks 5th avenue makes more per customer, but Wal Mart has many more customers and makes way more sales due to that. It's why Wal Mart is the worlds largest retailer, and Saks 5th Avenue is just another luxury store by comparison.
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        • Profile picture of the author pharris1
          This thread took an unusual turn. Isn't the whole point that we should research our keywords down to attract highly targeted and "specialized" traffic to increase our sales? At this point they're both making more than me so I'd rather focus on learning more about IM'ing.

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          • Profile picture of the author artwebster
            Originally Posted by pharris1 View Post

            This thread took an unusual turn. Isn't the whole point that we should research our keywords down to attract highly targeted and "specialized" traffic to increase our sales? At this point they're both making more than me so I'd rather focus on learning more about IM'ing.

            Peter
            No. The whole point is that we should respect the OP and not try to hi-jack his subject by introducing irrelevances.

            "Who makes more money"

            What is so difficult to understand? Which of those four words is causing the comprehension problem?
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Y
    Its all about find the low hanging keywords and dominate them. They are many in the big niches, you just have to invest time in doing your keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Woody C
    Originally Posted by yesacpow View Post

    If you look at the question in my post title the the Obvious Answer is the Cardiologist.

    It really depends on who is the better business man.

    Who makes more money? The average cardiologist or Dr. Mercola (Natural Health Information Articles and Health Newsletter by Dr. Joseph Mercola), who is a general practioner?
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  • Profile picture of the author Hugh
    "There is none so blind as he who will not see."
    (don't know who said it first)
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      My Wife's a senior nurse specializing in cardiac & heart failure , in the cardiac directorate, at our local hospital, I'll ask her


      ...edit: without question - the GP (thanks to the current HM Government GP/NHS contacts)
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  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    Let's also include the malpractice fees.

    A GP might make a heck of a lot more if a cardio has super high malpractice fees because of his specialty.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lindsay Brynn
    Yes sometimes it is best to specialize in sub niches but I'm guessing it would really depend on what you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author annihilator
    Thanks for the advice again, Casey.
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        On the Cardiologist debate. I used to work for a CVO and let me tell you... I have seen what some of those specialists pay for liability insurance. This is why they make way more money than general practitioners. I have seen some pay as much as $100k just for insurance. Of course that doesn't necessarily apply to "non-invasive?" docs.
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      • Profile picture of the author artwebster
        Originally Posted by Don Alm View Post

        Why not take a look at these 2 categories from a different angle;

        A "Cardiologist" gets 98% of his business from Referrals.

        A "Family Doctor" gets his business, "Any Way He Can"....meaning....he is competing against every other "Family Doctor" in the area.

        Now....what if YOU were to;

        1) set up a 4-Page Website for a Family Doctor (see some samples at TemplateMonster.com)....
        2) get a Domain that appeals to the "EGO" like...."BestFamilyDoctorInJamaica.com"
        3) get names & addresses of "New Movers" each month to which you will send them a PostCard with a Link to the website where they can "Sign In" for a "FREE Check-Up".

        Now....you could do this for each Town or City in Jamaica ("BestDoctorInKingston.com")
        and...you could charge (and get) $1500 initially and $150 a month....for the site and sending of the Cards to New Movers.

        "New Movers" are the BEST kind of prospect because they do NOT yet have a Family Doctor. Then...later on you could charge $100 for each New Mover that becomes a Patient.

        Don Alm....who has operated a "New Mover" program
        Right. What the hell has this to do with the OP? Am I missing something in this subject or has American English become so divorced from the English variety that the two languages are now totally unique?
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  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    I believe all the OP was trying to point out (no matter what the argument on Cardiologist vs GP is) was that it pays to be a specialist in your niche.

    Of course anyone can BS about "how to lose weight", or "how to prepare legal documents"... but those that know how to say for example... "lose baby weight" or "prepare an argument to get out of speeding/wreckless driving citations" can both attract more buyers (not necessarily more traffic) and dominate search engines for keywords that may be less important to their parent niches. At least locally anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
      Thanks a lot for the clarification. I don't know if what I had in the OP was hard to understand but you couldn't have made it clearer.

      I hope everyone gets the true meaning of the OP and stop paying attention to things that has no impact on their online business.

      Originally Posted by jjpmarketing View Post

      I believe all the OP was trying to point out (no matter what the argument on Cardiologist vs GP is) was that it pays to be a specialist in your niche.

      Of course anyone can BS about "how to lose weight", or "how to prepare legal documents"... but those that know how to say for example... "lose baby weight" or "prepare an argument to get out of speeding/wreckless driving citations" can both attract more buyers (not necessarily more traffic) and dominate search engines for keywords that may be less important to their parent niches. At least locally anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by yesacpow View Post

        That may be true but you are missing the point.

        I am talking about their earnings. Not what they paid to get their education.

        Let's say the general practitioner and the cardiologist both gets 10 patients per day. Who would make the most money?
        The insurance company...

        They make money from the GP and the Cardiologist. And the patient.

        While I appreciate what the OP was trying to say, I believe the analogy was flawed. It assumes that all other market conditions are equal, and they seldom are.

        The question is more properly who, on a per-transaction basis, is likely to make the most - a general department store or a boutique?

        Going back to the MD analogy, though, who would make more money - a GP with exclusive clientele in, say, the Hamptons, or a cardiologist in a clinic with primarily Medicaid patients?

        Even if we compare apples to apples, it's not clear cut.

        About two hours down the road from me is Naples, FL. Naples has one of the highest ratios of millionaires per capita in the USA. We moved here from a rural area of Nebraska, a lot lower on the economic food chain.

        Want to bet that a cardiologist in Naples, FL makes more than one in Kearney, NE?

        With proper marketing, do you think you could make more money peddling 'weight loss' to rich women or 'weight loss from your thighs' to poor women?

        The bottom line is, you can't say that being a specialist is the sure fire route to making more money. There's a lot more to consider.

        Second edit...

        Thinking it over, targeting a particular clientele is another form of specializing. So I guess the original argument does have merit...
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