Category: News

We will be closed Thursday July 4th 2013 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   If you have an Emergency please call 911 or go to the nearest Hospital or Urgent care.

We wish you and your family a Safe and Happy 4th of July!   We will re-open on Friday July 5, 2013 with normal business hours.

Thank You!

East Valley Internal Medicine

East Valley Internal Medicine is currently accepting NEW PATIENTS!   We accept most major private insurances, Medicare and some AHCCCS plans; please call for an appointment 480-821-3821 option 1.

In most cases we can get our patients scheduled with a highly experienced medical provider within 24 hours of the requested appointment.   Our staff is friendly and takes pride in treating our patient like an extended part of our family.   Our office hours are Monday –Friday 7AM-5PM and after hours on call service for minor emergencies.

Each one of our providers has a dedicated Medical Assistant to answer phone calls and messages through our patient portal to better assist our patients in a timely fashion.  When our providers are on vacation you don’t need to worry about not having access to your health needs our team is here to serve you.  Our patients have access to our Patient Portal via our website and can communicate freely with their providers, request appointments and review medical records 24 hours a day! 

In addition to our open lines of communication we offer services such as:  In House Blood Work, Osteoporosis Screening and wide array of Ultrasound testing.  We believe that giving our patients the access to excellent health care on their terms along with a plan of care or plan of prevention empowers our patients!   Your health is the most important thing to you and to us.  Come see why East Valley Internal Medicine is one of the most respected practices in the valley!

East Valley Internal Medicine will observe the following holidays for this year and will be closed as follows:


Thursday July 4, 2013 (Independence Day) – Closed ALL Day

Monday September 2, 2013 (Labor Day) – Closed ALL Day

Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29, 2013 (Thanksgiving)- Closed ALL Day Both Days

Wednesday December 25, 2013 (Christmas Day) – Closed ALL Day


In the event of an emergency please dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room or Urgent Care.  DO NOT leave a message with the answering service.  Your wellbeing is important and you should not take chances in emergent situations.



Thank You,


The Staff at East Valley Internal Medince

Due to the closure of the  Ahwatukee office,   Chandler offfice hours will be expanding and are as follows: 


Walmer    Mon-Fri 7AM-5PM
Rodriguez     Mon-Thurs 7:30AM-4:30PM Friday 8AM-Noon
Arce      Mon,Wed 7:30AM-4:30PM Tues,Thurs 8AM-5PM Friday 7:30-Noon
Zimmerman     Mon,Tue,Thur,Fri 7AM-4PM Wednesday 8AM-Noon
Gottesman/Boris     Tuesday 9AM-5PM
Sands     TBD -Check back for updates

Mon-Thursday 6:45AM-3PM
Friday 6:45AM-Noon

Monday & Tuesday 7AM-10AM
Wednesday 7AM-4:30PM


Dear Patients of East Valley Internal Medicine- Ahwatukee Location,


This newsletter is to inform you about some important news regarding our Ahwatukee location.   To better serve our patients we will be closing Ahwatukee operations and centralizing all patient care to our Chandler location.  Our official last day of patient care at the Ahwatukee office will be on Wednesday March 27, 2013.   We will begin seeing our Ahwatukee patient in our Chandler office on Thursday March 28, 2013 and look forward to introducing you to expanded services that will streamline your care and provide you with greater access to your care team and your health information.   Dr.’s Rodriguez and Arce will stop seeing patients in Ahwatukee on February 28,2013, all future appointments for these providers will resume in Chandler on March 1,2013.

Our Chandler office is in a familiar location– adjacent to the Chandler Regional (Dignity Health) Hospital.  There is plenty of door step parking and an elevator that will place you at our front doors.  A map of our Chandler location is included in this publication below.

This relocation from our office in Ahwatukee was a difficult decision but with todays’ economy and Healthcare Reform Act aka. “ObamaCare” uncertainty, we made a decision based on how to continue serving our patients with minimal inconveniences.   We are pleased to have plenty of physical space in our Chandler office, offer same day appointments and a broader range of services to serve you better.  Our Laboratory is open from 6:45-3:30 Mon-Friday and labs can be done at time of service during your visit with your provider.  Whether you are seen in our Ahwatukee or Chandler locations, within East Valley Internal Medicine you have a “medical home”. That means you are part of a family– your care team– that includes your physician, medical assistant, phlebotomist, radiology tech and front office care coordinators, among others, to ensure your time is well spent during an office visit and afterwards.

Thank you for placing your trust in East Valley Internal Medicine.  It is our privilege to serve you.   Please call us at 480-821-3821 with any question you might have during our transition.


The Health Care Team at East Valley Internal Medicine


Chandler Location Address:

655 S. Dobson Road Suite A201

Chandler, Arizona 85224


Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone” and refers to decreased bone mass and deterioration of the bone.  People who have osteoporosis have an increased risk of hip and spine fractures.

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, 10 million people in the US alone currently have osteoporosis. Low bone mass, or osteopenia, affects another 34 million in this country.

Osteoporosis can develop in anyone; however, some risk factors for developing osteoporosis included the following: age 50 or older, female gender, family history of broken bones, Caucasian or Asian American ethnicity, small bone structure, low body weight (less than 127 pounds), frequent smoking or drinking, and low calcium diet.

There are no symptoms of osteoporosis and the first indication may be a fall that results in a broken bone.  Adults of all ages need calcium, vitamin D, and exercise to maintain everyday bone health and help to prevent osteoporosis.  Weight bearing exercise is an important preventative factor.

To find out if you have osteoporosis, you should have a bone density scan.  This simple test involves the patient lying on a cushioned table and being exposed to very little radiation.  East Valley Internal Medicine offers bone density testing in our facility for the convenience of our patients.

Take the opportunity this May to discuss osteoporosis with your healthcare provider today!   480-821-3821


Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen.  Sunscreen alone is not enough.  We have listed a few skin cancer prevention tips below:

  • Seek the shade, especially between the suns peak hours of 10AM and 4PM.
  • Do not let your skin burn
  • Avoid Tanning and UV Tanning Booths
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day.  Apply 2 tablespoons of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside.  Reapply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • Examine your skin head to toe every month, noting changes in moles, freckles, bumps and birthmarks or new marks on your skin.
  • Be aware of sun-sensitizing medications.  Some common prescription and over the counter drugs including antibiotics; certain cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes medications; and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others)— can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.  Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the side effects of any medications you take.  If they increase your sensitivity to sunlight, take extra precautions to stay out of the sun in order to protect your skin.
  • See your physician every year for a professional skin exam

Make an Appointment with your Provider and discuss your skin concerns today.   480-821-3821


Please join us in welcoming Christina Zimmerman as a valued member of our team.  Chrisitina ia a Nurse Practitioner and comes to East Valley Internal Medicine with over 4 years of experience in treating patients and over 8 years in the health care industry.   Christina is a Arizona native and enjoys staying active in the community donating her time and expertise to local charitable organizations.

Christina is accepting patients at the Chandler office Monday-Friday from 7AM-7PM.  She specializes in Adult Health, Women’s Health and Preventative Medicine.

Schedule your appointment today!  480-821-3821



As a modern health care provider, it is important to East Valley Internal Medicine to provide patients with electronic access to health information. The E-Clinicals Patient Portal web-based patient portal allows us to do that in a way that is secure , private, and accessible 24-hours a day.

The patient portal can be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet using a browser i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.

Once logged into the portal, patients can:

  • Exchange messages with our practice*
  • Request/schedule appointments
  • Request prescriptions and refills
  • Review test results
  • Review bill statements
  • Research health topics
  • Review personal health information
  • Complete and update medical forms
  • Update your profile and contact information

If you are an existing patient, please log in using the information provided to you by East Valley Internal Medicine.