Do you wish to be an independent medical expert but don’t know how to practice your trade? You might want to look into the concept of medical coworking. This setup allows you to share space and resources with other entrepreneurs and end up with a professional space for much less money. If this is something you might want to consider for your practice, here are some other reasons that might push you to try coworking.
They let you be financially secure
Starting your practice is very expensive: you need to rent the space, renovate, furnish and equip it, take care of utilities, office supplies, and staff. And when you take into consideration that wages are increasing and insurance reimbursements are getting lower, your only realistic option might be to join an already established institution. When you spent so much time and effort to get your medical degree, you must be eager to start working and putting it to good use forgetting all about your dream of starting your practice. But, medical coworking can step in here and raise motivation in the workplace. It provides you with a good setup and allows you to share costs and become financially efficient so you can eventually start your independent practice.
They allow you to be independent
Big hospitals have a monopoly over the industry and big corporations control everything completely disregarding the needs and wishes of individual medical experts like you. While most doctors used to be practice owners just years ago, now most of them are working in some sort of a hospital that is part of an enterprise health system. But, medical coworking allows you to work away from big corporations and be independent even if you don’t have enough money to start your practice. You can forget all about strategies and margins and dedicate your time to solving medical issues.
They allow total patient focus
Working in a medical coworking space means you don’t have to bother yourself with running an office—it’s already done for you. All the time wasted on managing, logistics and operational issues is gone and instead, you can dedicate all your attention to patients and your business. And don’t think your office will lack anything just because it’s a coworking space. Modern medical co-working spaces have all your and your patient’s needs anticipated from thoughtfully designed waiting rooms to top-of-the-line surgical spaces. All professional medical institutions require special lights and various other things, but if you pick out a good space, you will certainly be provided with the highest quality equipment in compliance with all hygiene standards. Top-tier equipment and lighting provide you with total patient focus, so all you need to do is welcome your first patient.
They allow you to grow
Medical coworking spaces allow you to pay only for what you need. If you’re just starting to practice medicine, you can choose a smaller plan that allows you to work only on certain days. As your business grows, you can add more hours and days until you earn enough for your independent practice. You’re not paying to sit idle in the office, so that’s plenty of precious money in your pocket. While working in a coworking environment minimizes the risk of running a private practice, it also provides you with the freedom to grow and change your practice. Once you develop a bigger patient list, you can grow your business within the coworking space and finally break out and become completely independent without risking your integrity in big hospitals or risking all your money on loans.
They allow you to create a good network of people
Doctor burnout is real! Being an independent practitioner is getting more and more complicated, and we’re not even going to talk about unforgiving hours and loneliness. While coworking can’t exactly fix the entire unhealthy healthcare system, it can be a step in the right direction. If you join a good coworking space, you will find yourself surrounded by passionate and supportive people ready to help your practice. When you have a community of like-minded people around, you will gain a lot of new knowledge and learn a lot about the rich and diverse history of the industry. You will be exposed to people you never might have met working in a traditional hospital setting. A big network behind you can support you and your business as you come across various challenges. In-house referrals are also very common, so you can expect to grow your business quickly.
Medical experts need to have the freedom to interact with patients and handle cases in their way, instead of having to worry about complicated data and hospital standards. So, if you don’t want big organizations to make all the decisions for you, consider joining a coworking space. This way, you can tailor patient experiences to your idea of care and have control over the healing process whenever you need it. And most of all, you’ll be a part of a large community of like-minded people who feel exactly as you do. Together you will work, gain experience, grow and help many, many people.