Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Reality of Those Reality Do-It Yourself Shows and How They Can Turn Your Dental or Medical Project into a Nightmare

The Reality of Those Reality Do-It Yourself Shows and How They Can Turn Your Dental or Medical Project into a Nightmare

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Every now and then we get requests for what seem to be design for a dime offices done in 30 days.   It has left us pondering where this unrealistic expectation has come from.   One source may be from various DIY shows or from watching different reality shows that feature designers  revamping a space in a week for less than $2,000.

These shows are great for getting ideas for small jobs around your home.  But when it comes to your dental or medical office, a place built for healthcare and your livelihood,  they seem to set people up for disappointment and unexpected expenses and delays.

Many of these shows spend a lot of money and time pre-planning and planning out what the designs will look like and who will execute the design before the cameras ever turn on.  The designers you see also have staff of many people who help them behind the scenes so that they have time to be the face and voice on camera.  Often, when shows go on location, they hire local designers to do the legwork and work up front so that they can claim it is theirs on TV.

It is what happens during this time, what the people off camera do, the planning of every wall, color and item placement, the additional un-published financing, and the manpower it takes to resource materials that goes on behind the scenes that the general public does not hear about.  It is with these crucial steps that good design happens.  Without them, the end goal could never be accomplished.  

You can build an office inexpensively. You can build an office right.  You can build and office fast... but you can't build an office fast, right and on a dime.  

Before you get too deep into a project that will only disappoint you, call us.  We will show you how to build your office right the first time while sticking to your budget and saving you time from proper planning at the beginning. 

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What Does Your Social Media Say About Your Practice?

What Does Social Media Say About Your Practice?

By Shay Berman 
Your Digital Resource
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What does your social media say about your practice?

You may have heard how social media is influencing businesses all around the globe, yet you don't know why it's important or what it can really do for your business. Facebook alone has over 750 million active users and 44% of people who went on the Internet yesterday visited Facebook. With so many people conversing in one place it can make or break any practice. Below is what your social media pages, or lack-of social media pages say about your practice.

We’re here: Having a Facebook page for your practice legitimizes you to the Internet connected world. Many people can overlook your practice’s existence just because they didn’t find its Facebook page. If you have a page but you aren’t maintaining it with fun and engaging posts, customers may think you’ve gone out of business or just don’t care to stay up do date with the latest business practices.

We’re real: Social media was built on one thing, being social. There is no better opportunity to show the world what your practice stands for than on your company’s Facebook page. Use social media to show your patients that you’re real, you care and that they can look to you for answers about industry topics. Customers can feel your practice out and take a deeper look into your company’s culture, making them feel comfortable enough to ask a question or even come in for a visit. 

We have nothing to hide: There are many consumers who believe that a business with no Facebook page may have something to hide. A lot can run through a patient’s mind like, “Maybe they’re afraid of negative comments being posted, maybe their facilities aren’t as clean as they look on the website, and maybe they aren’t open to obtaining new patients or answering my questions.” These questions among many others may deter a potential patient from coming in for a visit. Don’t let a lack of social media presence hurt your chances of obtaining new business.

Tell your friends about us: Social media is the ultimate word of mouth tool. With word of mouth someone has to see a friend or family member to be able to tell them about a good experience they had at your office. Not only do they have to see someone to be able to tell them how great your practice is, but they have to remember you during conversation. The best part about social media is that it’s instant and it reaches everyone immediately. If a patient leaves your office feeling great then you’ll want to make sure as many people find out as possible. Leverage social media to announce to all your patient’s friends and followers how great your practice is while making it come from a reliable and trustworthy source. The average Facebook user has over 400 friends. Turn their friends into new patients!

Come again: Want to stay in touch with your patients even after they left the office? Want them to remember where they went the last time they needed a doctor? Want to drive more word of mouth than you ever thought possible? Facebook is a machine of exponential growth. For every one person you get to “Like” your Facebook page, an average of 200 more people see that action. Word of mouth use to work where you had to see/talk to someone in order to spread positivity about a business. Now a simple “Like” or “Share” on a social network sends that message to hundreds of people instantly. Not only can you spread your word of mouth but you can also lock your patients into what I like to call your “Social Media Eco-System.” Once a patient “Likes” your page, there is a very slim chance that they will “Unlike” the page and stop seeing your messages. Collecting these “Likes” in combination with daily posting will keep your followers engaged and remembering your practice. If they are remembering your practice and seeing your posts every day, would it make sense that you’re always on their mind when they think about a doctor, dentist, etc? Studies have shown that social media posts are heavily recalled when thinking about real life situations. Get posting and start letting your patients spread the word for you.

What you can do: Don’t miss the opportunity to be that practice that grabs hold of the reigns, interacts with your patients online, and excels in business. Social media is still young, but not in its infancy. Jump on board now before you’re left wondering how it could have helped, had you started at the right time. For more information about social media and your practice, or to get a free Social Media Analysis, call 248-990-3179 or visit Happy posting!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Investing in the Waterleaf Medical Center? Amazing Design Can Enhance Your Investment

The Waterleaf Medical Center in Austin, Texas may soon become the cities all inclusive healthcare stop. If you plan on investing in a property at the Waterleaf Medical Center you may want to consider getting your office professionally designed. A professionally designed office can enhance the patient experience as well as your own. Don't let a stuffy medical office design stand in the way of productivity, revenue and patient satisfaction.
Hughes Capital Management (HCM) is developing a 19,000 square foot medical center at the intersection of Davis Lane and South Mopac Expressway in Austin, Texas. This project will provide new medical office space in Southwest Austin. The project was scheduled for delivery at the end of 2013/early 2014 and plans feature a masonry and glass exterior, structural steel frame construction, and Class A interior lobby finishes.
According to HCM, "Marketing efforts are underway for the property and only 2,000 square feet of space is available. The site is immediately adjacent to some of Austin's best neighborhoods, is highly visible from Mopac Expressway, and has superior access. Opportunities exist for rental or condominium purchase.
In addition to Waterleaf Medical Center 1, HCM has begun the development process on Waterleaf Medical 2. The property is located on the West side of South Mopac and Davis Lane consisting of a 19,000 square foot medical office building with expected completion in late 2014. The entire Waterleaf Medical Center will create the largest medical office buildings node in Southwest Austin after completion. High demand in this relatively untapped medical market has created a unique opportunity for medical practitioners that are seeking to lease or own their own real estate investment."
A beautifully designed office can enhance any real estate investment. Let EnviroMed Design group design you the perfect medical practice. If you are looking to expand your practice, move your practice, or start a practice, we can help.  Whether you are doing a simple remodel of your current office or breaking ground on a new one, the experienced team at EnviroMed Design Group can guide you along every step of the way.  Our team has designed numerous offices of just about every size and for every budget all across the country. If you're one of the business savvy practice owners looking to enhance your medical office design, you've come to the right place.
Call us at 512-707-7400 for your Free phone consultation and Free "Love Where You Work" design book! Don't wait!