The concept of shared or flexible workspace has worked for hairstylists, office workers and entrepreneurs. Now, doctors and medical specialists are trying it in Aventura.
Lina, a concept that has been in New York City since 2017, has expanded to Florida.
Doctors, mental health therapists and medical specialists are able to rent exam rooms or clinical space by the day or month on a dedicated full floor in the Serena Hotel Aventura/office building. The exam rooms are pre-furnished with beds and sinks. The advantage for doctors, the company says, is all the logistical tasks, such as ordering supplies, medical waste removal, patient check-in, and janitorial clean-up are handled by Lina.
Rachel Puri, co-founder and CEO of Lina, said renters only need to give a minimal down payment and don’t have to sign a long-term lease.
“We saw a need in the market in South Florida because there are not many options for providers,” Puri said. “This allows medical providers to grow their practice by saving time and money on overhead. We handle day-to-day headaches for them so they can focus on patients.”
The medical co-working space is walking distance from the HCA Florida Aventura Hospital, which Puri says helps to attract tenants.
In New York, the concept has appealed to small ob/gyn groups as well as an HIV testing lab, Puri said.
The benefits for patients include being able to see various physicians in one space, as well as having access to amenities such as a coffee/tea lounge and free parking in the building, she said. As of June, the Aventura Lina location already has about a dozen tenants.