When you open the door you might hear soft music playing. You are greeted by a smiling receptionist who takes your information and asks you to make yourself comfortable. The doctor will be with you shortly. The wainscoted walls are wallpapered in a soft paisley print; the plush carpet complements it well. Just the right number of framed wall paintings have been hung with care. They are of landscapes or deserted beaches with soft hues that are easy on the eyes. Two tastefully upholstered wing back chairs line one short wall. Between them is a basket of reading material. Another basket holds some toys for children (or maybe grown-ups). Benches and other chairs of varying types and sizes round out the rest of the seating, placed strategically throughout the room. When you are called in by the nurse, you almost hate to leave.
In most doctor’s offices there is almost always waiting time, sometimes a lot. So why not be comfortable?