Today’s Top Medical Office Trends

When you’re looking to lease or buy medical real estate, you need to think about what a property already has and what you might need to do to adapt it for your needs. Today’s patients have many options as far as where to receive care, so it’s smart to consider what patients really want before investing in a particular medical office.

To increase your competitiveness in today’s medical marketplace, consider opting for an office that offers the following perks.

1. Modern, inviting waiting areas

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression, and your waiting area is yours. In some cases, your patients may spend more time in your waiting area than they do in your office, so you’ll want to do whatever you can to accommodate them. Most modern medical practices have free Wi-Fi in their waiting areas. You may also want to invest in a play area for kids, comfortable furniture and similar amenities for your patients.

2. Heated tables and other equipment

You want your clinic to feel warm and comfortable, not clinical. Investing in medical office space that already has, or can easily accommodate, heated surgical and exam tables and the like can help you accomplish this. If your doctor office regularly treats older adults who may be more susceptible to temperature changes, you may also want to stock it with blanket warmers.

3. MRI-safe construction and features

Today’s doctors and other medical practitioners also favor medical offices with features that make MRI use safer and more accurate. MRI-compatible anesthesia machines have become increasingly common in health care practices. Other equipment specially designed to be MRI-safe, such as infusion pumps and linen carts, is also becoming increasingly desired by today’s health care providers.

4. LED Lighting

LED lights are popping up all over modern medical offices with good reason. They’re environmentally friendly and cost-effective, for starters. They are also stronger and less likely to shatter than glass. Many modern doctor’s offices have LED lights in their exam rooms and parking areas. Many care providers also have them mounted in their operating and exam rooms.

The more modern a particular medical office building is, the more likely it is to have one or more of these features. For assistance finding the right medical office for your practice’s unique needs, call Plaza Companies at 623.972.1184 or email


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