Priority Care Pediatrics had been considering an expansion since 2008. “Building our new building was the only logical solution for our needs,” said Scott Rogers, a physician-partner.
Founded in 2004, the practice steadily added new doctors and patients. Eventually, they were operating in a building that wasn’t adequate for the number of people that work there. The practice needed more room to improve traffic and workflows.
“All the doctors are young. Everyone has a family that’s growing, a first house and med school loans. We all have plenty of debt already. We took that into consideration, but we really needed to make this project happen,” Rogers said. The group took the time to sit down with its banker, the contractors and other consulting physicians to work through a variety of scenarios.
"Commerce Bank made the entire process easy. None of us had any experience with commercial real estate loans. Commerce helped us figure out the financial ins and outs of a project of this scale."Scott Rogers, Physician-Partner, Priority Care Pediatrics
The doctors are excited about the new office and think their patients undoubtedly will be, too. From the moment a family enters, they will have someone serving as their own concierge — an idea the doctors came up with from their own experiences with Disney World. Check-in will be more private and will help a parent accompanied by multiple children. There is even separate seating for those who are sick.
Rogers said figuring out the details of an expansion that large was initially intimidating. However, Commerce made the financial aspects seamless, allowing him to focus on what was most important: serving his patients.