Being an HIV Specialist has given me confidence knowing I have the expertise to take optimal care of my patients. I believe the credential produces more trust with my patients.
Credentialing was probably the most important way to start inspiring confidence in our patients. Having the certificate on the wall in our lobby tells patients they can expect to get a higher level of service from our pharmacy than from pharmacies which do not specialize in the management of HIV.
Insurance carriers don't question me as much as they did prior to credentialing. HIV pharmaceutical reps come to seek me out more often… Because of my credential, I am asked to speak as a clinical guest lecturer at med schools, NP programs, PA programs, and in the general community.
Knowing that you are credentialed gives patients more trust in you as a provider. They understand you will offer them the best available treatment and prevention options.