Getting started in a new career is always an exciting time. When you’re a physician, the day you open your own office is a proud one. There are a number of things you will need including office equipment, furnishings for the waiting room, miscellaneous supplies for the exam rooms, and even surgical supplies.
Office equipment is a necessity. This encompasses a wide variety of items including computers, printers, copiers, and fax machines. One should also keep in mind that a multi line phone system along with some type of intercom connection can be very handy. Office desks and chairs also need to be purchased. Depending on the layout of the office itself, these may need to correlate with the design of the waiting room.
In the waiting room there are usually chairs, couches, and tables. There may also be magazine racks and decorative items such as potted plants or trees. The style of the waiting room can be anything from modern to casual. The lighting is usually subdued with some type of relaxing music. Many offices have a television in the waiting room tuned to the local news channel or something else that may be of interest to their clientele. This would be another example of a possible purchase needed for the office.
Miscellaneous exam room supplies and surgical supplies are also a necessity for a new doctor’s office. Exam room supplies would include things like cotton balls, tongue depressors, and blood pressure cuffs. Some examples of surgical supplies may be different types of suture needles, scalpels, and even patient beds. Other items one would need for the exam area would be scales to measure patient’s weight, viewing boxes for x-rays, and an area in which office staff can make notes in the patient’s chart.
It can understandably be a daunting task supplying a new physician’s office. Making a detailed list is the best way to ensure that everything is set for the grand opening.