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.
Medical Instruction & Monitoring Medication in Washington, D.C.
Our goal is to restore you back to full health and put the spring back in your step. Washington Internists Group, located in Washington, D.C., works closely with patients, monitoring medication, and providing excellent medical instruction.
Our practice provides laboratory tests such as:
Baseline Vision Testing
Pulmonary Function Tests
Laboratory tests are sent to a lab of nationally recognized standards, and almost all results are available to us within 24 hours, and on an emergency basis when indicated. Our laboratory personnel administer immunizations, perform ear cleanings, and conduct TB skin tests. Then, our physicians give you a courtesy call or letter to give the results of all laboratory tests in a timely manner.
Medical Instructions & Phone Calls
We ask that you fast for a minimum of 4 hours before complete physical exams. This means that you can drink water, black coffee, and tea only. Ideally, fast overnight if you have an early morning appointment. The main reason we ask you to fast is in order to check fasting labs such as cholesterol and glucose. For routine office visits, if you think the doctor may want to check fasting labs, it is always a good idea to fast.
We return phone calls during the day as promptly as possible, trying not to interrupt the patient currently being seen. If your call is of an urgent nature, let the receptionist know.