My name is Cheryl Janis and I help healthcare professionals design medical and healthcare spaces that make patients (and their families) feel deeply cared for.

When you put people first in the design of your dental or medical office, acupuncture or natural medicine clinic or other wellness service-based business, you increase your economic viability in the marketplace.

How do I know this?

The evidence tells me so.

Over the past 15 years of doing this work, my case studies have shown me the following results when healthcare decision makers invest in people-centered healthcare spaces:

👉 Up to 85% increase in patient/client retention rates within the first year of the completion of the redesign
👉 An average increase in referrals of 40%, and in many cases, up to 300% within 3 to 6 months of the installation of the new design

Along with a continuous flow of new referral business, I have witnessed the following benefits of investing in the redesign of your wellness space:

👉 Businesses turned around from marginal to highly profitable
👉 Increased patient volume supported hiring additional staff
👉 Clients report attracting patients that are a better fit for the practice or business
👉 Majority of clients report positive financial impacts within the first year of redesign
👉 Excellent ROI on investment in the new design

Through my healthcare design books, I teach you an easy, 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.

And if you are a super busy healthcare professional and don’t have time to DIY the design on your own, you can hire me to do it for you, regardless of where you live on planet Earth. Visit my design services page for more info.

This person-centered approach to design is so focused on the healing experience that patients and clients themselves spontaneously spread the good word about their time spent at your medical, dental, acupuncture or healthcare office, wellness or beauty 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

How did I get here?

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 a few months past hitting the half-century mark (accident-free for the last eight) 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 (15 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 podcast, 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.

And through my design services, I can take the burden off your shoulders and design your space for you within your budget.

What types of healthcare spaces have I designed?

Projects include:

: Dental Offices
: Direct Primary Care (DPC)
: Concierge medicine
: Dermatology
Acupuncture & natural medicine clinics
: Chiropractic care
: Integrative medicine facilities
: Mental health, psychotherapy and counseling
: Physical therapy
: Holistic healing spaces
: Beauty businesses

View my portfolio.

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 once-in-awhile design letters by visiting this page 👉

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

Yours in smart and soulful healthcare spaces,

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