Finding a place to have your medical practice could well be hard. It needs to look neat, classy, simple yet not daunting. It has to have appropriate number of rooms, a lovely waiting space and equipment friendly electronic arrangements and space. It also has to have a low cost environment and rent, so as to manage the large bills accumulated from other resources of your medical practice. This list goes on, and it is very difficult to sort all of these out alone as a single or a group of keen doctors. So here are some of the top tips to get you kick started for your future surgery!
Location is the key for any property
We need the doctors to be close to our schools, work places and most importantly homes. Parents especially are important to think about, as parents can be young with children who are sick or old and sick themselves. Try to find out the population distribution in different areas around you to pick the most suitable population you want to work with as a doctor.
Local Disability Acts
Whichever place you choose, as a medical practitioner you have to be cautious and sensitive to different types of physically challenged people. One important group are those in wheelchairs and your place must be wheelchair-friendly. It is pointless to have a posh practice house yet not accessible by people who tend to need it the most for regular checkups.
Early bird gets the worm
When applying in for a space for your medical practice, always try to ask for a exclusivity clause. This means that if you are a general practitioner looking for a space in the building, the client selling to you the space can ensure that you are the only general practitioner in the whole building. This gives you the power to monopolise the patients coming into the building and would really help your business, especially if you are the only doctor in the area.
Special uses in your medical practice
A business involving practising medicine will not be the same as other businesses as there are a lot of special factors involved. In a surgery, you would need a proper way to dispose your clinical waste, to throw away used needles, to have a sterile environment to conduct small surgeries e.g. taking a biopsy. And these sterile environments require special room temperatures and pressures and this would be crucial to look for in the space if your practice involves such procedures.
Ask your landlord a lot of questions to cover your bases!
As a medical practitioner, you would have many special requirements to adhere to. So do not be afraid to ask your landlord about all these special permissions and whether or not it will be possible to achieve them in their space. Ensure to always request for official documentation so you can present them to the health ministry anytime. Also consider other factors like, having a long lease term and death acts to adhere to.