Posted on: 29 November 2018
Starting your own private practice by opening a medical clinic can be very exciting for any doctor. The most essential part, however, of running a medical clinic is the fact that you have to attract patients or customers. In most cases, patients will come to seek treatment, but whether or not they will come the next time they require medical treatment will depend on the service they will receive in the first instance. If you want to make sure that your medical clinic becomes the most preferred medical clinic in the area, you need to align your clinic towards customer satisfaction. One of the ways in which you can achieve that is by making your clinic environment customer-friendly. Some of the small details such as those listed below can make a big difference. Read to find out how to convert your clinic into a patient-friendly clinic.
Focus on the physical environment of the clinic
Depending on your practice, you will need to make the clinic reflect that practice. For instance, if it is a children's clinic, you will expect the clinic to be colourful, to have child-themed paintings and so on. If your clinic is a GP clinic, then your clinic may not reflect any specific practice.
Aside from that, make sure that make sure that you keep changing the décor of your clinic. For example, if you use fresh flowers on the front desk, make sure that you replace them regularly so that they do not look wilted. If the painting on the walls is worn out, consider repainting.
Also, look at the notice board. Ensure that the papers are neatly pinned and that the old ones are removed accordingly.
Cleanliness is a priority
Other than making sure that your office is neat, you must also ensure that it is clean. Customers will be comfortable and have confidence in your services if the premises are clean.
Prep your staff
Although you will deal with the patients directly, the same patients will come into contact with other members of staff in one way or the other. There are so many ways that you can ensure your staff reflects your intended image. For status, you can suggest a dress code for the front desk staff that is agreeable for both the staff and yourself. For the nurses, you can make sure that they put on patient-friendly scrubs. Moreover, you can conduct regular appraisals so that the staff who have not conformed to your standards may be urged to do so.Share