New COVID-19 Antibody Test Available

There is a new COVID-19 testing option now available from Sonora Quest. It is an antibody test, meaning it tests your blood to determine if you have had COVID-19 in the past, not if you have a current infection. This test is intended for those that may have had an exposure to COVID-19, but have…

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Telemedicine Visits Now Available

We are excited to announce that we are now able to schedule telemedicine appointments with our patients, where the entire appointment takes place via video chat on your computer or smart phone. This option has been approved by the government as a tool to help our healthcare system be more effective during the COVID outbreak….

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COVID: Telemedicine Coming Soon / Office Updates

Our thoughts are with you and your families as we are all adjusting to school and work closures, social distancing, and other precautions. We have made some additional changes in our office that we’d like our patients to be aware of. Office Changes and Telemedicine We have taken additional measures to separate patients with upper…

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COVID Testing & Guidelines Update

As the status of the COVID virus changes daily, so do the guidelines and testing procedures. The CDC is tightly controlling the supply of test kits and prioritizing their use for people who are symptomatic and have had a known exposure to a confirmed case. Until the kits become more widely available, only the most…

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Coronavirus / COVID-19

We are monitoring the developments of the spread of Coronavirus and taking appropriate precautions. Currently, there have been 9 cases of COVID-19 in Arizona but no deaths. While no one can guarantee a virus-free environment, there are things we as a practice and you as an individual can do to help stop the spread of…

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Farewell to Dr. Janet Mullins and Pat Matzner

At the close of 2019 Kachina Family Practice said goodbye to founder Dr. Janet Mullins and her husband Pat, who provided IT support to the practice. Dr. Mullins has blessed many lives in her years of caring for her patients. She has been touched by the outpouring of love and farewell sentiments from so many…

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United Healthcare Accepted in 2020

Our patients with United Healthcare (UHC) insurance may have received notice from UHC that Kachina Family Practice will no longer be contracted with UHC in 2020. This is incorrect. Because Dr. Mullins is retiring at the end of the year, she will no longer be contracted with UHC, but Kachina Family Practice will continue to…

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New Lab Hours

In an effort to reduce lab wait times during the busy mornings, we are making a change to the in-office lab hours. The new hours are listed below. This change allows 2 phlebotomists to be working first thing in the morning instead of one. While this does shorten the afternoon lab hours, we feel faster…

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Welcome Hope Jones, PA-C

We are excited to announce that Hope Jones, PA-C is joining the provider team at Kachina Family Practice. Her approach to healthcare is characterized by “being inquisitive, providing hope, and ultimately giving the best quality care possible to my patients,” which closely aligns with our practice goal of providing quality care with a personal touch. Learn more…

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Aetna Coverage with Dr. Mullins and Kachina Family Practice

Patients of Dr. Janet Mullins with Aetna coverage may have received notice from Aetna that Dr. Mullins will no longer accept Aetna insurance effective Dec 31, 2019. This is because Dr. Mullins is retiring from family medicine at the end of the year. Kachina Family Practice will continue to accept Aetna insurance from all current…

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