As my long term patients may remember, my office was originally very barebones. I bought all the medical equipment I needed from a doctor who was leaving private practice, but the rest of the set up was mostly furniture from my house. I worked on my personal laptop set on an instrument stand.
My, how things have changed! Whenever I have a busy month, I reward myself with a small improvement. A screen beside the exam table. “New” furniture from Craigslist. I had to upgrade my computer for the EMR to continue to work on it…a refurbished desktop cost $1000 less than a comparable laptop so now I even have a desk. I realized I didn’t need a second exam room (which had really become a junk room) so I’ve set up a family room. The entryway is now really just an entryway. I mean, I have chairs there for someone who is desperate, but the best place to sit if you arrive early is in the family room. Way more comfortable!
Now we’ll move into the main room. We mostly sit and chat so I’ll show that part of the room first:
The counter and the space behind the screen has the medical stuff. And a watering can for the plants.
Thanks for taking a tour with me! I’m pretty happy with how it’s turning out. I want my office to be a friendly place, not intimidating at all, a place people feel comfortable coming.