You can set up recurring appointments for patients or us this type of appointment to block off times of the day when you do not wish appointments to be scheduled such as lunch.
You do this in much the same way as adding a regular appointment.
Double click on the time slot you wish to enter this recurring appointment for.
Select the patient or type in LUNCH for the Name. Make sure you select Type of Entry at the top center of this screen and set it to lunch, meeting or whatever is appropriate for this recurring appt.
NOTE: It’s a good idea to create an Appointment Type for Lunch thereby giving it a color designation and default duration. Click Appt Descriptions, Insert and add lunch with desired color. Click Select to choose that description.
Now click on the Recurring tab at the top of the screen.
You can select how often you would like the recurring appointment to repeat. Daily, Weekly, Monthly etc. You can set it to a particular day(s) of the week, day of the month, or everyday. You can also designate when you would like this recurring appointment to stop, or mark always for no end date.
Click OK to save this recurring appointment.