Dr. Kendrick talks about why we should be doing nasal swabs to test for COVID 19 instead of blood tests. 

Hello Ark Family Health members!

We hope that you are all staying positive and healthy during these difficult times. We wanted to send out an update with some temporary changes in our office policies as well as new information on COVID-19 and testing options. We also want to thank you for your patience and understanding in our delayed response time for nonurgent needs. We are trying to get back to everyone as promptly as possible.

WE ARE STILL HERE! 623-226-8825

Our office hours will remain the same and open for phone calls, emails and text messages. We also continue to provide after-hours care for urgent needs. However, we ask that you please do not come to the office without an appointment. In order to help those with urgent needs and do our part in protecting the community, we are currently only scheduling phone or video appointments except when an in-office procedure is needed.

Refill requests may take up to 48-72 hours to process and we will temporarily be sending all medications to your pharmacy.  We ask that you try and request your refills a week before you run out, as to avoid running out of your medications.

NO UNTESTED TREATMENTS

This message was also sent by the department of health today:
“ARIZONA PROVIDERS: Please do not prescribe theorized “anti-COVID” medications and counsel patients against using inappropriate medications and household products to prevent or treat COVID-19”
We will not be risking your health and the health of others by prescribing unproven medications like hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.  We are, however, watching this closely and if sufficient evidence is shown, we will be among the first to use them.


Common symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Call immediately if you have:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

What we are doing to prevent spread:

  • Washing hands and disinfecting waiting room and exam rooms between each patient.
  • Conducting as many visits as possible by phone. Most visits do not require an in person appointment including cough visits.
  • Keeping our own employees home if they have any symptoms.
What you can be doing:

  • Wash hands, wash hands, wash hands. We have all been hearing this but few people are doing it when it matters most.
  • Sanitize doornobs, counters and your phone.
  • Keep your distance from anyone who is sick (6 feet is a safe distance).
  • Wear a mask if you can’t be more than 6 feet away