It’s not uncommon for two people to go through medical school together and come out the other side wanting to work together. However, beginning your own practice can be expensive. Plus, working alone is altogether inefficient. That’s why so many people work in hospitals or medical groups. By banding together with a professional partner, you can cut out some of that inefficiency and share expenses. However, to get started, you’ll need an office. Heidan Construction can help you begin your journey as joint practitioners by designing and building a spacious doctor’s office for partners.
If you want to cut down on costs, one of the best ways to do that is to merge your practices wherever possible. One such place is in reception. A waiting room is rarely ever full unless you’re looking at the hospital. That means a regular-sized waiting room is plenty enough space in a doctor’s office for partners to share. This includes the check-in desk and the person manning it.
When a new patient comes in, they’re presented with a united front. There’s no need to figure out which side is the right one. Instead, they can check in at the reception desk, take a seat in the waiting room, and follow whoever calls their name when their appointment time arrives.
Separate Practice Space
While you may want to share things where convenient, if you and your partner are only partners in name and not on paper, you’ll want your own practice space. This is easy to accomplish, design wise, by creating two wings to the building – one practice to the left, and one to the right.
This separation of practices means you’re less likely to step on each other’s toes if you both enjoy working alone. Plus, it’s better for liability reasons that practices that are legally separate don’t mash together where patients and privacy are concerned.
Shared Facilities and Storage
Have you ever heard that it’s cheaper to live with many people because of things like sharing condiments? You wouldn’t think it makes much of a difference until you imagine a fridge door full of condiments and how every person in the house would have to buy those separately if they lived alone.
Just like a fridge full of condiments, two newly solo doctors can cut costs by sharing facilities and supplies. Those plastic bins we love so much for holding mysterious fluids or dumping trash from all of the things unwrapped for an IV are one thing. A few of those can be shared and sterilized between practices. The same goes for metal tools, gowns, blankets, sheets, and so on.
All of this means a shared storage space is ideal. It can even be built to have opposing doors on either end, joining the two separate wings together.
Custom Design Build
No matter what you need for your doctor’s office for partners, you can get it from Heidan Construction. We specialize in custom design build and would love to take your vision and bring it to life. Take the first step in starting your joint practice and call today.