For many medical practitioners, setting up a private practice is an exciting step in their career. The decision to “go private” is a significant one with many benefits and considerations to account for. For starters, you’ll be establishing your own business which means you’ll need to account for and look after many small business considerations including looking for office space, handling accounts and keeping your practice updated with ever changing technology.
Decking out your new medical practice includes a few essential fit outs. For most types of medical practices, one of the most important pieces of equipment to acquire is the exam table.
It’s more than just a table
While generally quite practical in its nature, the choice of exam table for your medical practice can make a world of the difference to the patient experience. Medical suppliers offer a number of unique features in their exam table selections including:
- Comfort - the best way to determine the comfort of your exam table is to lie down on it. A relaxed position can help remove some of the initial uneasiness and help a patient settle in. Meanwhile, it is also essential that you as the practitioner are comfortable working in the space and that any features and extras don’t get in the way of your diagnosis process.
- Power adjustments - going to the dentist is probably not on the top of any kid’s fun list, but certain features like a power adjustments can really help break the ice for younger patients. It also makes the examination process easier for you as the practitioner, reducing the need to bend down and put undue strain on your back.
- Convenience and drawers - some exam tables include convenient drawers for equipment storage. This helps keep medical supplies organised and keeps them tucked away and out of sight, removing some of the initial uneasiness that a patient may feel looking down at a tray of unfamiliar instruments (that often look uncomfortably “pointy”).
- Other Features - some exam tables offer unique features such as warming drawers that can warm up implements and tools which can reduce the unwelcome cold sensation of an exam.
The right medical exam table will be important building block to establishing your medical practice. For physicians looking to upgrade their equipment, you can look to finance medical equipment with convenient business equipment finance offered by vendors and supported by providers.