Expanding your dermatology practice often means you must also increase your office space. Whether you’re growing your practice to welcome new patients, adding new staff or increasing your services, ensuring your office aesthetics are inviting and functional are important priorities to keep in mind during construction.
Below we’ll talk about a few other things to keep in mind as you begin planning an office buildout for your South Florida dermatology office.
Important Construction Considerations for a Dermatology Office Buildout
- Compliance – First, the more practical considerations… Any type of medical construction project in Florida must comply with the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) regulations. This includes dermatology offices. While these rules and regulations are important, the process for navigating them from a construction perspective can be challenging, to say the least. Failure to comply or gain approval could render your facility unusable, so it’s something you need to get right. This is an important topic to discuss when interviewing general contractors. For more about unique construction challenges posed by medical facility projects, read this.
- Convenience (and functionality) – As you design your new office space, think about patient flow throughout your facility. You want an efficient design that is functional, avoids bottlenecks, and creates ease and comfort in the exam rooms as well as waiting areas. Things to consider are technology needs, lighting, storage areas and technology needs. Your buildout will be custom to your practice, so now is the time to think outside the box and design an office that will be efficient for your unique needs.
- Comfort – Creating a comfortable patient experience is key to overall satisfaction. You want that for you and your staff as well. Consider things like access to natural light, welcoming waiting areas and ways to ensure privacy. Your general contractor will help by suggesting ways to reduce and control sound throughout your office.
When you’re ready to begin your dermatology office buildout in Miami, please give us a call at Seacoast Construction. We successfully completed numerous AHCA-approved medical facilities and are here to help you with your new office. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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