How long will it take to get scheduled?

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It typically takes at least 3 weeks. Insurance companies typically will require prior authorization or predetermination. Our staff with work on your behalf to get your medication authorized.

What is a loading dose?

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A loading dose in the initial set of more frequent medication infusions that are given at the beginning of infusion treatment, before decreasing the frequency and to a lower maintenance dose.

How do I prepare for infusion therapy?

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Arrive on time for your appointment. Drink plenty of water and hydrate the day before and on the day of your infusion, this makes your veins easier to access. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring snacks or reading material as you may be there for a while. Bring a list of your current medication. Amenities that we offer: WIFI, pillows, heated blankets, additional snacks/drinks.

Why are Infusion Centers important?

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Office-based Infusion Centers are critical parts of our healthcare system: They are generally more accessible geographically than hospital sites of care. They are more affordable and efficient than hospitals and many other alternative sites of care. They have a more controlled environment and are often more patient-friendly due to their focus on infusion medication administration. Our infusion centers are supervised by experienced physicians and registered nurses to provide the best care possible. Accessibility, Affordability, Safety ...

What if I can’t make the appointment?

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Please give us at least 24 hours notice so that we can offer your appointment slot to someone else. Some patients ask to be put on a waiting list and your consideration in letting us know that you can't come in will help other patients who are anxious to be seen. You will also avoid the late cancellation fee of $200 for missed or late cancellation of infusion appointments. The reason for this is that ...

Who is a rheumatologist?

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A rheumatologist is a board-certified specialist who after initial training in internal medicine, qualified by pursuing additional training in management of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases.

What do rheumatologists treat?

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Rheumatologists treat over 100 different kinds of conditions including Gout, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Uveitis, Giant Cell Arteritis, Osteoporosis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Spondyloarthropathy, CPPD Disease (Pseudogout), Still Disease, Autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Myositis.

When should you see a rheumatologist?

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You should ideally start with your primary care physician, depending on the severity and urgency of your symptoms it may be necessary to see a rheumatologist first. Here are instances when you should see a rheumatologist. Joint pain and swelling. You have been told you have a rheumatologic condition. Abnormal autoimmune lab tests and inflammation markers. You have seen a number of physicians and still do not know what is wrong, sometimes rheumatologic conditions are ...

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