Solution21 Has 11% of its Southern USA Clients
Solution21’s Clients In Texas
Distribution of Solution21’s Clients
Solution21 is proud to have served more than 63% of Southern USA dental and medical practices,
11% of them are from Texas.
With a total area just under 270,000 square miles and a population approaching 28 million, Texas is the second largest state in the United States, both in area and in population. The state boasts over 10,000 general dentists, as well as nearly 3,000 dental specialists such as orthodontists and oral surgeons. With one practicing general dentist for every 2,444 members of the population, Texas ranks 14th as having the best dentist-to-patient ratio in the United States. With just 43,000 physicians, the state ranks 45th nationally in terms of practicing physicians per capita.
High ranking dental schools in Texas include Baylor College of Dentistry, the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, and San Antonio Dental School through the University of Texas Health Science Center. The top hospitals in Texas include Houston Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
More About Houston
- Houston boasts 2.2 million residents, making it the fourth most populous city in the United States, after Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.
- Houston is one of the youngest cities in the country, with 22.6% of its residents between the ages of 5 and 19.
- Houston’s population is highly educated, and the city offers more than 30 colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning.
- With one of the best culinary scenes in the United States, Houston boasts more than 11,000 restaurants within the city limits.
- Houston’s 17-block Theatre District is second only to New York’s in concentration of seats in a single geographical area. The city is home to more than 500 cultural, visual, and performing arts centers.
- If the city of Houston were an independent nation, it would rank as the 30th largest economy in the world.
- Houston is home to NASA’s training base, mission control, and center for spaceflight activities, at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. As the city at the heart of our country’s history of space exploration, “Houston” was actually the first word to ever be spoken from the moon!
More About Dallas
- With a population approaching 1,300,000, Dallas is the 9th largest city in the United States.
- Dallas is the largest economic center of the 9-county Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, more commonly known as DFW.
- Estimated mean household income in 2015 was nearly $46,000, and the cost of living in Dallas is lower than the national average.
- Dallas is home to professional sports teams in football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and basketball, including the famous Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, whose record boasts five Super Bowl victories.
- The Dallas Arts District, which boasts countless cultural, visual, and performing arts centers, as well as community events, is the nation’s largest urban arts district.
- There are more than 30,000 hotel rooms located within Dallas’ city limits, and the city hosts nearly 25 million visitors each year.
- The lobby of Dallas Children’s Medical Center is home to the country’s largest permanent model train exhibit.
- During the holiday season, Dallas is home to the largest indoor Christmas tree in the United States.
More About Austin
- With a population rapidly approaching 1 million, Austin is the fastest growing big city in the United States, jumping from 27th to 14th on the list of America’s biggest cities from 1990 to 2011.
- By population, Austin is 50% larger than Atlanta, GA.
- With 90,000 college and university students, Austin is one of the state’s youngest cities.
- Austin is the capital of Texas, and is the fastest-growing city in the fastest-growing state in the country. The state Capitol building was deliberately built to be 10 feet taller than the US Capitol!
- Austin boasts an incredibly low crime rate and ranks among the safest big cities in the United States.
- Austin’s many off-leash dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants and hotels make it one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country.
- Forbes consistently ranks Austin among the best cities in the nation to start a business or find a job, and the city charges neither state nor local income tax for individuals or corporations.
More About San Antonio
- With a population of nearly 1,470,000, San Antonio is the seventh most populous city in the country, and the second most populous in the state.
- 63.2% of San Antonio’s population identifies as being of Hispanic or Latino origin.
- The median age of San Antonio is 32 years, and the median household income is $36,214.
- San Antonio was given its name by a Spanish expedition that first came across the area on the Day of Saint Anthony in 1691, and was permanently settled in 1718.
- The historic battle of the Alamo took place in San Antonio in 1836, when a deadly massacre by Mexican troops led the Texans to famously cry “Remember the Alamo!” and win independence from Mexico later that year.
- The five San Antonio missions were named the country’s 23rd UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, making it the first such site in Texas.
- Mark Twain once famously named San Antonio as one of “only four unique cities in the United States.”
Healthcare Facts in Texas
In 2012, an annual scorecard put out by the federal Agency for Health Research and Quality ranked Texas as the worst state in the nation for the provision and access of healthcare services. The state’s healthcare system has come under fire in recent years, as 2016 saw multiple reports that Texas’ maternal mortality rate had doubled in recent years. The healthcare difficulties currently faced by Texas are thought to be due in large part to a widespread failure to expand and implement Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, as it is one of only 19 states that chose not to implement this part of the bill.
In the next twenty years, the number of Texans over the age of 65 is expected to double, and by 2040 the number is expected to triple. This is reflective of a nationally aging population, as baby boomers across the country reach retirement age and access increased medical services. In Texas, it is estimated that 80-85% of adults over the age of 65 are dependent on Medicaid and/or Medicare for the healthcare coverage. As the state with the third largest elderly population, Texas’ older adult population grew at a rate faster than the national average from 2000 to 2014, although historical rates have been comparable to the national average.
With an aging population come increased healthcare costs. Older adults experience higher rates of muscle and bone deterioration, sensory impairment, and other health issues as their bodies age, and a relatively minor health problem (for example, a fall or an infection) is far more likely to have serious medical consequences for an older adult. It is estimated that 55% of Texans in nursing homes have been diagnosed with some form of dementia.
The Rising Rates of Uninsured Texans
Texas is home to Houston and Dallas, which the US Census Bureau reports as the two cities with the highest rates of uninsured residents in the entire country, while San Antonio, another Texas city, comes in fourth on the list. It should come as little surprise that 4.3 million Texans are uninsured, which comes out to 16% of the state’s total population, a rate 1.75 times that of the national average.
Part of the problem is exploding premiums: premiums have risen 53% for families and 46% for individuals since 2003, with deductibles doubling during that same time period. With healthcare costs rising at a rate that is 2-3 times faster than inflation, and at a rate much higher than the national average, Texas residents are struggling to maintain their health insurance.
Medicaid Coverage for Children in Texas
Nationally, Medicaid provides health insurance for roughly 30 million children, and 2.6 million of those children live in Texas. In fact, children account for 70.5% of Texas’ Medicaid population, and 59% of inpatient days in Texas children’s hospitals are used by children on Medicaid. Despite the high levels of dependence on Medicaid, particularly by children, recent years have seen Texas cut funding to its Medicaid programs, and decline to expand its coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Plastic Surgery Trends in Texas
Plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments have come a long way since the early days of face lifts that left patients with a permanently surprised expression.
Dental Health Trends in Texas
Although overall dental health has seen major improvements in the last half century, dentistry and oral health solutions are still seeing some changes.
Online Marketing and Website Development for
Medical and Dental Practices
The internet has revolutionized the way that consumers shop for goods and services: savvy customers now have access to information regarding all their options, as well as to online reviews. The use of internet information in making decisions is widespread, and in what area could such discernment possibly be more important than in choosing a medical or dental provider? While word-of-mouth still plays an important role in retaining new patients for medical and dental providers, more and more consumers are turning to the internet to meet their healthcare needs.
The Importance of a Good Website
The website is the storefront of the digital age: increasingly, the first contact a potential new patient has with you will be through your website, so you need to make sure that it creates a positive first impression, and is accurate and up-to-date. Today’s consumers expect to be able to get to know you before they ever set foot in your office: providing background information on yourself and your staff goes a long way toward establishing rapport and forming a connection with a potential patient. Now is not the time to be humble – if you’ve received any awards or recognition, work this information into your website. Doing so will help establish trust in your brand.
Additionally, a website that runs smoothly without error messages is crucial to a successful business: websites that are out-of-date, inaccurate, or load slowly reflect poorly on the practice as a whole.
Search Engine Optimization: Know Your Audience
Increasingly, many patients only seek out a doctor or dentist when they are already experiencing a specific problem, and they are likely to turn to the internet for solutions. In addition to providing information to existing patients, your website should also attract new patients by showing up high on the first page of search results for specific ailments or conditions you treat. Solution21 prioritizes search engine optimization (SEO) in their Medical website design, so that users searching for relevant keywords and your geographic area will be more likely to find your services. Our team is ready to help you develop and implement a comprehensive online marketing strategy for your medical or dental practice.
Online Solutions for Patients in Texas
Are you looking to attract more patients to your medical or dental practice? We can elevate your medical or dental online presence and activity to the highest level. Our expert team at Solution21 will provide you with all the solutions and services possible for lead generation. A powerful online existence for businesses is a must. It can begin with a beautiful website design, but that’s not all you need. To Improve the online visibility and increase visitor traffic to your website, an advanced Search Engine Optimization will help a lot. You can take advantage of a successful online marketing programs, including PPC and remarketing. Consult with our professional design and digital marketing team, to find out how to make your practice more visible for your patients in Texas.