Infusion Therapy

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

Rheumatology & Metabolic Bone Disease & Osteoporosis Specialists located in Wyomissing, PA

Infusion therapy is an effective process for delivering medications that's faster and more efficient than oral methods. If you have a painful rheumatic or autoimmune disease, the team at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, can help using infusion therapy. They have a fully equipped infusion suite on-site staffed by a specialist team. Call Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center today to find out more about infusion therapy.

Infusion Therapy Q & A

 

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy is an increasingly popular treatment option for a wide variety of health problems. It involves having an intravenous (IV) line in your arm through which the appropriate medication drips gradually into your bloodstream. 

Some medications are more effective by this delivery method, especially medications that need to be dosed according to body weight. 

 

What conditions can infusion therapy treat?

Infusion therapy can treat a wide range of autoimmune diseases and rheumatic conditions, such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Systemic lupus 
  • Myositis
  • Multiple sclerosis

Your provider at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center might suggest infusion therapy if you aren't finding other treatment methods, such as oral medication and physical therapy, successful.

 

What happens at my infusion therapy appointment?

When you arrive at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center, your provider checks you in and takes you to the comfortable eight-chair infusion suite. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the team has spaced out their chairs and introduced plexiglass dividers.

The specially trained infusion nurses at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center perform your infusion therapy. Once you're seated comfortably, they sterilize your arm and insert a needle into your vein. The drip attaches to the needle via a cannula tube, and the medication flows into your arm.

The nurses monitor patients closely, checking for reasons to delay infusions, inadequate treatment responses, and adverse reactions.  

In addition, there is always a rheumatologist on-site at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center to oversee patient care. You can make an appointment to see your doctor at the same time as your infusion therapy.

If a blood draw is needed as part of your infusion therapy, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center has an in-office lab drawing service. Most insurances cover this service.

To find out more about infusion therapy and see whether you're a good candidate for this treatment, call Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center today.