Taking your medical career to the next step by building your own office is a big deal. Not only is it the first step in moving forward in your career, it’s an investment that can define your success for the next decade or longer. Therefore, making sure you’re hiring the right company for the job is an important part of the planning process. Here’s why you can trust in Heidan to get the job done right.
Unique Medical Office Design
One of the ways you can keep patients coming back is by having a unique medical office design. So many medical offices repeat the same mistakes or make the same unfortunate design choices. You can break free of that mould and do something different and improved with your medical office. What’s worth making unique about a medical office? Here are a few things we think are worth consideration.
While some parts of a medical office do need to be separate from the rest, we’ve found an open concept medical office is actually preferred by clients. That’s because open concept designs:
- Are more accessible to people with mobility aids
- Give more breathing room to those with anxiety about visiting a doctor
- Have less wall surfaces for spreading bacteria
- Allow freer movement
- Are easier to navigate
Open concept medical offices minimize dividing walls between waiting areas, hallways, and built-in pharmacies. The overall experience of an open concept medical office is one of ease. Entering the office, you can find where you need to go just by looking around. There’s no need to follow a bunch of signs down various hallways or get directions from a receptionist. Clients being able to find their own way is always going to set them at ease and make them feel more comfortable in their environment.
Plus, open concept medical offices make it easier for people with wheelchairs or walkers to move around. Too often, medical offices are made small and cozy. This can be comfortable for some people, but those with mobility aids may find there’s nowhere to park their chair or have trouble getting past coffee tables with their walker. Plus, those who struggle with anxiety may feel claustrophobic in a small space.
While putting some consideration into the psychology of colors may be worth your time, you should also consider the comfort of other aspects of design. Medical offices often overlook the importance of angles and shapes in design. If you want your medical office to feel inviting and safe, and actually be inviting and safe, introduce curves and such into the design. Curved edges are safer for kids and, psychologically, feel safer to everyone.
If you’re looking for professionals who you can count on to make your medical office a success, Heidan Construction is the group for you. We’re experienced in the field of medical office design and can guarantee you’ll be happy with the results of our hard work.