Renovate Your Medical Office and Improve the Patient Experience

As no expense is spared in acquiring the most up-to-date technologies and continuing education requirements for a physician, running a private practice comes with its own set of considerations.

Beyond the medical skills of a physician, operating a private practice means that the patient experience is equally important as the treatment itself. A significant objective should be that of patient satisfaction not only in the examination room but also in the reception area and the waiting room.

While white was the color of choice for walls and ceilings of examination rooms of the past, and light grey or beige the paint pigment for the reception area and waiting room — the 21st century calls for modern design and color schemes that strengthen patient confidence and trust.

Keep Patients In Mind With Medical Office Design

A modern medical office should be a place of comfort for those suffering the misery of coughs, sniffles, body aches, and more.  Comfortable, ergonomic chairs with thickly padded seats and wide armrests, adequate space between the chairs, some green plants, soft lighting, and relaxing music could prove very welcoming.  A wide, automatic door could help to accommodate both older patients with canes, walkers, and wheelchairs, and young parents wheeling infant strollers could bring added value.  Keep to a simple floor layout to optimize the number of steps from the waiting room, treatment rooms, and the doctor’s private office.  Include wide corridors and lower reception counters along with the standard height counters for easy wheelchair accessibility.

Medical Office Colors

Every room in a medical office has a unique purpose, and the color choice will increase or decrease the effectiveness of that purpose.  For the reception and waiting room area, consider colors with a balance of both warm, welcoming hues and the calming color shades of bluish-green or pale blue. Knowledge of analogous, complementary and contrasting color theory, as well as color tone, will help in achieving this balance. A bit of bold orange or red can work as an accent color on one small wall in the waiting room — perhaps to draw attention to the reception desk window.

If seeking to retain the traditional ‘clean’ look of white, ivory, grey, or beige in the treatment room, a bold border design can break up the starkness of such neutral colors.  Consider an orange or red border as a means of direction back to the reception area window.  Brighten the shades of grey or beige with brightly colored chairs, tables, and seat cushions and photos or art on the wall. Lighter color tones can make a small room appear more prominent, and conversely, a large room with a darker color tone can bring a cozy appearance.

Patient Comfort & Doctor Convenience

Electrostatic spray paint is just what any good doctor would order to maintain an overall pleasant patient experience. Spray Finishes carries an array of color spray options and custom color matching for any project. The quick-drying property of electrostatic spray paint assures the area will be back in service the next day. Contact the professionals at Spray Finishes for a quote today!

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