At Desert Ridge Family Physicians, we make every effort to run on time. To ensure that we have a prompt check in, we request that new patients or any patient with a change in their insurance or demographics arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment time.
We ask all other patients to arrive 5 minutes before their appintment time to allow for sign-in and collection of your copayment.
We value your time, and will do our best to ensure that you are seen promptly.
Fasting is not required. We are able to measure cholesterol levels without fasting. However, some employer Wellness programs require Fasting tests. If your employer has provided a form to be filled out by the physician, please review it for any fasting requirements.
If you do need to fast, please fast for 8 hours prior to your visit. This means you will not eat or drink anything (except water) for the 8 hours prior to your appointment time. For example, if your appointment is at 8:00AM you will need to fast after midnight. If your appointment is at 4:00PM you may eat an early breakfast, but fast after 8:00AM.
We do ask that you are well hydrated for your appointment, so please drink plenty of water during that time, and take all of your regularly prescribed medications at their usual times including blood pressure medication.