If you decide to remodel or expand your facility, pay special attention to the most important part of your office-the area in which patients are actually examined and treated. Plan this space to maximize both physician productivity and patient comfort and privacy concerns.
Then, look to other facility areas for improvement. While you can certainly study all this yourself, you may find it worthwhile to seek an outside consultant who can bring a fresh, objective point of view to the analysis.
Either way, don't skip evaluating your present office's flow system. It's a key step toward maximizing your productivity.