What type of infusion center is Overlake Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center?

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Our office-based state-of-the-art infusion center is a location where a physician-led team provides infusion/injectable medications as a distinct part of our dedication to patient care. We have created an Infusion Center to serve our greater community and are providing individualized care in a comfortable environment that is more efficient than in-hospital infusions. The NICA (infusioncenter.org) statements confirm that the Office-Based Infusion Center is currently the most cost-effective site of care for patients needing infusion/injectable therapy.

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 ...

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