Select Page

I’m Cheryl Janis and I teach healthcare practitioners and beauty business owners how to design welcoming and friendly wellness environments that keep patients and clients returning and referring.

Through my books, courses and workshops, I teach you an easy and fun holistic and evidence-based approach to design—one that evaluates the patient/client experience from the moment they walk through your door until the time they leave, and every step in between.

This patient-centered approach to design is so focused on the healing experience that patients themselves spontaneously spread the good word about their time spent at your private medical, dental, healthcare office or wellness business to family and friends and on social media. This happens so often that patients (and clients!) become your best marketing asset.

I am the author of two healthcare design books:

1. The Color Cure: How to transform your healthcare office, clinic or treatment room into an oasis by choosing the perfect paint
2. The Waiting Room Cure: The healthcare practitioner’s guide to transform the waiting room into a nurturing and highly-profitable referral magnet

But really? I’m a cat with many lives.

When I was 17 years old I almost died in a car accident. At 27, I crashed into a grandma cow at midnight in Brazil, which left me in the hands of a neurologist who couldn’t speak a word of English.

And at 41, I was a car sandwich for lunch while stopped at a traffic light minding my own business.

I’m now 1 glorious year shy of hitting the half-century mark (accident-free for the last seven) and with all four hands and feet intact (Yes indeed, my Guardian Angel is watching over me).

My brother (the dentist) likes to joke that I’m a cat with many lives.

And he’s right.

This cat knows what it’s like to be a patient in pain. A patient who is a master at waiting for her name to be called in for a doctor’s appointment.

And a woman who has plenty of experience (14 years to be exact) designing all manner of medical, dental, healthcare and wellness businesses for a living.

I’m like the User Experience designer in the tech industry–the person who is hired to make software friendly, easy and fun to use for the end consumer. The kind of person who gets into the details of the design to make it the best it can be, and who also makes sure all the parts work together as a magical, relaxing, supporting whole.

Through my books, free e-mail courses and workshops, I teach you how to transform your own waiting rooms, treatment and exam rooms, staff kitchens, offices and bathrooms into deeply nurturing and safe spaces that help build relationships (with patients and staff) that stick, and keep referral business flourishing.

“What kinds of medical and healthcare environments have I designed,” you ask?

Projects like…

I’ve written hundreds of articles on the subject of healthcare interior design. These are all free and you can sign up to receive my Sunday morning design letters below:

“Cheryl you are so genuine and adorable and funny and inspiring and insightful!" ---Lynn Kenney, Director of Industry Relations | Center for Health Design

“Once again, I love your emails. Very engaging! ---Annie Carouba | Owner, Bliss Organic Day Spa

“Truly inspiring, thank you so much for your motivation!" ---Tiffany Martinez, DO | Obstetrics & Gynecology

 "That is so cool, your notes are so informational! Love them!!” ---Executive Coach at Renaissance Leader

Thanks for stopping by! To get in touch, visit my Contact Page.


404 Bryant St., #1008, San Francisco, CA 94107 • 415.569.8997 •