Reconstructing Doctor: Part 2

Reconstructing Doctor: Part 1

In my excitement and haste to make my rooms look amazing, I totally forgot to take before pictures.

I know, what a dork.

So instead I took pictures of my partner’s rooms, which pretty much mimic the way my rooms USED to look with just slight variation in the lame ass paintings.  I was going on vacation and I hired a lovely gentlemen to paint the rooms while I was gone.  I had to clear all that crap out of there before I left for Disney World -the greatest place in the world.  I was kind of in a hurry and just wanted to get everything cleared out so I could don my Mickey ears and get the heck out of town.  The last thing I was thinking about was taking pics.  Here are 2 of my partner’s rooms, aren’t they lame?  My rooms were somehow worse…but you get the idea.

I have 3 exam rooms.  Each now with their own unique nature/outdoor theme.  In preparation for the “reconstructing,” I ordered a few prints from and I found another one I really liked at World Market.  I spent a nice Saturday afternoon perusing our local antique show, wheeling and dealing and buying a bunch of junk to hang on the walls. That’s pretty much my most favorite thing in the world to do.  I wish Cracker Barrel would hire me to decorate their restaurants.  That is my true calling in life.


I call this my “Take a Walk in the Woods” room.  The white thing on the wall is 1/3 of a folding screen.  The other 2 parts were missing.  So I thought, wow that’s a little gem, I’ll give you 5 bucks for it.  I wasn’t totally sure what to do with it. I consulted the staff.  The consensus was to write my favorite poem on it.  I left out certain words and allowed the staff and patients to write in the missing words with any color marker they wanted and in any way they wanted.


The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Room #2 is probably most patients’ favorite.  When I first saw the single yellow wall, I thought I had made a big mistake.  It was really yellow.


Obviously this is the “Beach Room.”  Once I hung the painting and saying on the wall, the yellow softened a bit.  I think this room is my favorite, too.

Room #3 is the “Lake Room.”  It reminds me of the end of summer, the leaves are starting to change, a slight nip in the air.  No one is on the lake.  They’ve all gone home.  The days are getting shorter.  Those are fishing poles and canoe paddles on the walls.  I placed a tackle box on top of the cabinets, high enough so no little hands could get pinched.


I have a few more ideas to add to the rooms.  I want to have the staff and patients take photos of nature and I’ll hang them up.  I have a window in the first room that I can hang photos on.  I have a shutter for the beach room that I haven’t hung up yet -it would be a great place for photos.  I’m trying to talk Donna into making a star out of tobacco sticks for the lake room.  I could put photos on there, too.

My rooms are not exactly typical of a doctor’s office, but if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m not entirely typical.  I think my rooms exude a bit of joy.  I’m certainly happier now.

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10 Responses to Reconstructing Doctor: Part 2

  1. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Great job Doc. You rock once again! xo

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  2. Deb says:

    So very…boring before. Now there is a bit of life and color and personality in your world. Must make you (and patients) feel better to walk into something other than dull and monochrome. Dental treatment rooms are a lot like the 1st pictures and there was always such a back and forth on just how much was too much given over to the non-essential items. Plus we have all that aerosol from flying spit and such to contend with -getting onto surfaces you would never imagine- so we always had to stay pretty bare-bones.

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    • I never knew that about the dentist but that explains why they are sparsely decorated. I do feel better in my rooms now. They make me smile. My patients seem to like it, too and that’s important.


  3. Victo Dolore says:

    How fun! What struck me was how spacious these rooms are. Mine are about half that size!

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  4. wgr56 says:

    Even your OLD exam room (assuming yours were similar to the ones pictured) put my doctor’s exam rooms to shame!

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