Quality Care Received in a Timely Fashion

March 20, 2020

Every day and every hour brings news about the novel coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic. We are focused on continuing to provide high quality care for our patients. As we flatten the curve we will necessarily extend it. We want to offer a way to manage your health care despite the barriers to in person visits. Effective immediately we are introducing televisits. We strongly encourage anyone who is due for an office visit or physical to schedule a televisit. We realize that we can’t offer the “hands on” part of your visit through a device but now more than ever it is important to protect your physical and emotional well- being.

Please follow these tips on how to make this process run smoothly.

1. Call our office to schedule a televisit. Please specify if you need a physical, a follow up office visit or are calling to discuss new symptoms. This will help us to put you in the appropriate type of slot.

2.  Plan to “check in” 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.  Your reminder email will outline how you “get to” your visit.

3. If we run into technical difficulties, we will call you and talk by phone, or by FaceTime/Skype.

Don’t worry; If you find this new technology intimidating, we are here to help. Our staff can walk you through a trial run before your visit.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION- please refer to our Policy about Coronavirus under the Office Policy tab. You can also find helpful information about managing respiratory symptoms under the Health Information tab.

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LAB HOURS 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for routine lab tests ordered by your doctor on a walk-in basis.

TIPS REGARDING BLOOD WORK- If you are coming in to do your labs prior to your physical exam, coming 2-3 days prior is ideal. If additional tests needed to be added onto the blood that was already drawn, this is often possible within a few days of your lab visit. When we ask you to fast for labs, we mean a 10 hour fast. You may still have black coffee, unsweetened tea, and water prior to labs. We encourage you to drink lots of water while fasting. Contact the office if you have concerns regarding your ability to fast, and we can provide guidance. In general, the lab is less busy later in the week and in the afternoon.

Telephones are answered from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday–Friday.

WEATHER UPDATES WILL BE POSTED HERE WHEN NECESSARY. OUR OFFICE GENERALLY FOLLOWS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN REGARDS TO WEATHER RELATED CLOSURES, BUT WE MAKE A CASE BY CASE DECISION. When the federal government is closed, AND the metro is closed, you can assume we will be closed too. If the office is going to open late or be closed, we will post that update on the website by 7:00 a.m. We also call patients who are on the schedule and would be affected to let them know when we are opening late, closing early, or closed for the day.

FLU SHOTS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE on a walk-in basis from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Patients 65 and over should get a high dose version called FLUZONE. Regarding the availability of FLUZONE: please call to confirm we have FLUZONE in stock the day you want to come in. We receive the vaccine in batches.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION-Please refer to our Coronavirus Policy under Office Policies for information about how we are handling patients with respiratory illnesses. Reading through this information before you call the office for a visit will be helpful. 

Internal Medicine & Small Medical Practice in Washington, D.C.

Get the outpatient medical attention you deserve today. Washington Internists Group, a small medical practice in Washington, D.C., specializes in internal medicine.

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For over 70 years, the Washington Internists Group has served the Washington metropolitan area's primary care needs. Our physicians are all board-certified and practice general internal medicine with a focus on preventive care. We believe communication and patient education are essential to a good doctor-patient relationship. The better informed you are about our philosophy of medical practice and office procedures, the more likely we are to meet your health care needs and surpass your expectations.

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We give quality care received in a timely fashion. Our smaller practice allows us to work closely with you, monitoring medication and ensuring you follow medical instruction to better your health. We have same-day urgent care slots available and closely monitor our patients when being treated.

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