New CMT MP3 Series– “Clinic Design Tips!”

By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2017 – If you sat in a chair from the early 90’s, how does that make you feel? If you sat on a brand new chair you hand-picked from a new furniture store … a chair that had a purpose, a design and a relationship with other elements in your practice — how would that make you feel?

Well, your patients are thinking about these things. How do they feel when they see or sit on that old lobby chair? Does the door knob on the entrance of your practice feel old and rattled or modern and solid.

Feelings matter. They are important. Believe it or not, these little things matter, a lot.

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“First of all – we should ALL expect and have VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS of treatment when it concerns healthcare, especially when it comes to our family!!!!!” ~Barbara, Missouri | Real Patient inside a Concierge Medicine office | June 2017

You can do better.

Some of the most unusual and yet, simple and incredibly easy things can be fixed, today. These things can make dramatic and positive statements about you, your competence and the care you seek to deliver to your patients.

“If you are resigned to be treated poorly by your doctor and his/her staff … you have no one to blame but yourself. You can leave. You do have options. Why is it that we have such high-standards when we go on vacation to a nice hotel … but yet when it comes to healthcare offices and healthcare delivery we suddenly accept rude and dismissive behavior from staff (and yes, physicians too!) and we lower our expectations and high standards of respect? Why do patients relegate themselves, their loved ones and friends to two and four hour visits filled with consternation and dismay?”

Unfortunately, the majority of healthcare environments today have created a perception in which physicians are unprepared to deliver great care. You never intended for your practice to be stagnant. Physicians today are left to overcome a lot. But what if today, you have the opportunity to show every patient that Clinic Design: Matters … you show them that they, matter.

Create a new perspective for your practice.

As part of a new and special series on the impact of healthcare and the importance and interior design on patient care, DocPreneur Podcast Host and Editor, Michael Tetreault interviews two of healthcare’s most creative interior designers, Mitra Pakdaman, Founder & CEO at LA Healthcare Design in Los Angeles, CA and Cheryl Janis, Principal Designer at Interior Design for Health & Wellness in San Francisco, CA.

Series 1 of 3 | How Interior Design Impacts A Doctor’s Financial Health


Mitra Pakdaman, Founder & CEO at LA Healthcare Design in Los Angeles, CA

Run Time: 24:51 seconds

Description: Considering the fact that Interior architectural design of medical facilities has undergone a paradigm shift over the past few years, this write-up is intended to inspire our clients and the stakeholders by projecting the growing possibilities in the field of ‘Healthcare Interior Design’, and its potential to help create state-of-the-art establishments.  A study has reported that the US is currently in the midst of an unprecedented healthcare building boom, owing to the improved focus on improving patient, environmental, as well as workforce safety and quality, which has in turn created a need for the creation of optimal physical environments.

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Series 2 of 3 | Interior Design for Boutique Clinics

cheryl janis

Cheryl Janis, Principal Designer | “In my thirteen years plus experience of designing boutique healthcare spaces, I’ve seen how a new design creates an overwhelmingly positive experience for patients. As a result, referrals shoot WAY up at an average of 35% and oftentimes much more within the first 6 months of installing the new design. By using a few basic holistic and evidence-based DIY design techniques, this process can begin immediately.”

Run Time: 19:59 seconds

Description: Cheryl Janis teaches doctors and healthcare professionals how to transform their practices into nurturing spaces that increase revenue. Unlike conventional interior designers, Cheryl uses an interdisciplinary approach to design—evaluating the patient experience from the moment they walk through the door until the time they leave, and every step in between.

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Series 3 of 3 | The Psychology of Paint Color and its Effect in Healthcare

Run Time: 24:52

Description: It is an undeniable fact that color has the ability to affect the surroundings as well as be affected by the surroundings and the color of light that falls on it. In Interior Design, a color is defined by various terms such as ‘primary’, ‘complimentary’, ‘warm’, ‘cool’, ‘hue’ and ‘tint’, based on several factors that also include shades. In advanced healthcare interior design, the color green is often used to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere, in both residential and medical spaces. Green, similar to blue, is soothing to the eyes, and is often a most preferred option for interior design, given the availability of multiple shades. Designers use the color green as a blend of multiple shades or in combination with other calm and soothing colors, to create a restorative effect.

Additional Concierge Medicine Interior Design Resources

FREE “Color Cure” Course DOWNLOAD
Cheryl’s “Color Cure” Email Course Concierge Medicine Physician listeners is available at

Inside the Course:

  • Lesson 1: What Friggin’ Color Do I Paint These Walls?
  • Lesson 2: Colors That Agitate The Brain
  • Lesson 3: Three Things Wrong With Traditional Color Theories
  • Lesson 4: Reliable Paint Colors That Make Your Life Easier
  • Lesson 5: When Your Office Landlord Freaks Out About A Color

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thecolorcurebook-_cover-001Cheryl Janis | Principal Designer
Interior Design for Health & Wellness
404 Bryant St., #1008
San Francisco, CA 94107

Tel. 415.569.8997

To Contact Cheryl, ask questions, download or purchase a copy of her new Book, visit:

“The Color Cure is amazing. The depth of knowledge Cheryl has and how she easily presents it to create beautiful spaces is truly magical.” ~Dr. Payal Bhandari MD | San Francisco Advanced Health & a Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) Top Doc in Concierge Medicine

Contact LA Healthcare Design | C/O: Mitra Pakdaman, CEO/Founder

9437 S. Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Telephone: 310.614.4402

7083 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Telephone: 310.614.4402

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