There are many different ways to get your practice up and running. You are going to need to carefully consider a range of different facts, equipment and layout plans to get the right setup. Here are a few of the most important items to consider with doctor office setups.
Early on, you will want to take some time to consider whether or not your staff will perform in house lab work or if you will send it out for a larger facility to handle. The decision will mean the difference in how you set up your office and if the layout is lab friendly or not.
In the planning stages you will also need to consider what equipment you will be working with routinely. For instance, will your practice be performing ultra sounds or x-rays with frequency? If so, you will need to have a place where this equipment can easily be stored.
More practices are moving toward electronic filing and this means quite a few things. It will mean minimum computer training for your staff and it will also mean you won’t need much space to store your files. Paper files won’t even need to be stored at your facility once properly integrated.
You will also need to design a comfortable waiting area for your patients. This will help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where some may be nervous. You may want to look at plants, fish tanks and other items to help lower the stress of your patients as well.
One of the most important items to consider is the reception area. Because this area will see the most traffic and congestion you will want to insure it is laid out ideally. This is a good area to consult other professionals on to insure you have the best possible set up.