What is an Infusion Therapy?
The use of infusion therapies (medications delivered intravenously) for the treatment of rheumatologic diseases represent the most advanced and state-of-the-art approach toward many types of arthritis, autoimmune illnesses, and osteoporosis. These therapies have revolutionized the field of rheumatology and have improved the quality of life of many rheumatology patients.
Why did the Clinician order this exam/study?
Your clinician might have ordered infusion therapy based on prior medication experiences or advances in arthritis.
How do I prepare for this exam/study?
Please make sure that you do not have any active infections, have had any recent surgeries or are on any antibiotics.
Who will be administering the exam/study?
If your condition requires an intravenous medication, you will appreciate our comfortable and efficient infusion suite, staffed by a caring and highly experienced team. In office infusion therapy also ensures your safety, as a physician is always on site. Dr. Suneya Hogarty is always in the office during any infusion therapies.
What will I experience during the exam/study?
You will be will escorted to the infusion suite. The infusion staff will verify that you are free of infection and will seat you in a recliner. The staff will administer the medication through an IV and will monitor your progress for the duration of your visit. You may bring snacks and/or beverages. Please wear comfortable clothing as some infusion therapies may take multiple hours. You do not need transportation to and from the office as there is no down time after therapy.
What should I do after the exam/study?
You may resume regular daily activities. In the rare occurrence that you experience any reactions to the administered medications, please contact our office immediately.
Examples of medicines we currently infuse include but are not limited to: