Infusion therapy, also known as intravenous (IV) therapy, refers to a type of treatment in which medicine, nutrients, or special fluids are delivered directly through a needle or catheter into the body. We use IV therapy in rheumatology to administer some of our biologic agents.
Biologic treatments are therapies that specifically target one molecule or protein in the immune system. Developed in the late 1990’s they have revolutionized the way we treat rheumatologic disorders and have become the newest class of drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus (SLE), osteoporosis, Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) and other inflammatory autoimmune conditions. Many biologics are given in the form of an intravenous infusion and administered by our infusion nurse in our office in comfortable private rooms.
We administer the following infusions in our office:
- Simponi Aria
- Venofer (Iron)
We are currently accepting referrals to our infusion center. To initiate a referral, please click the link to use the Infusion Referral Form. Our billing staff will verify insurance eligibility and advise if our center can perform the infusion. Our staff is adept at helping patients and referring physicians understand the process and helping with authorization.
Contact a Los Angles Infusion Services Center
Has your doctor prescribed infusion therapy as the best treatment for your condition? If you are looking for a safe and relaxing atmosphere in which to be treated, then contact Dr. Susan A. Baker today. In addition to being board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology, she has also received both the “Patient’s Choice Award” and “Most Compassionate Doctor” award. Call (310) 274-7770 today for caring, comfortable treatment.
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