Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications. In infusion therapy, a drug is administered intravenously, but the term also may refer to situations where drugs are provided through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes .
Infusion therapy has been around for decades. Infused medicines are used widely for several disease states, conditions, and illnesses, and have helped thousands of people improve their quality of life.
Yes. We are safe. All our needles, catheters and equipments are new and sterile and we are equipped with state of art facilities which are impeccable. We also ensure that all our treatments are physician – supervised, enabling us to address any allergic or negative reaction immediately.
We use more than 25 to 30 medications in our infusion center which also include biologic therapies. These biologics treat the condition by zeroing in on a specific molecule or target. Biologics is a precision science and we have a trained team in our clinic to deliver them. Click here for the complete list of conditions treated with the respective medicine list.
We obtain complete medication and allergy history before we start our therapy and make sure your treatment is safe with medications. If we notice an allergies or any medications that may cause increased risk to you, we will notify to your physician with recommendation. Only after we make sure you understand our therapy and get the assurance that there are no implications to your other health factors, you will be administered infusion therapy.
Infusion times varies depending on the type of medication. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 5 hours. Apart from the discomfort of having the IV catheter inserted, patients should not feel anything while getting administered with injections.
Cost always varies based on the extent of medication involved and the treatment plan. However, at our infusion center we cover our patient’s treatment through several insurance companies and health plans. Our staff can help verify your benefits and obtain pre – authorizations. We also run some analysis to see if any benefits are possible for co-pays or deductibles.
Infusion center care offers significant advantages over the hospital or a home environment.
For one, our facilities are focused exclusively on infusions — meaning that every physician, nurse, and other staff member has the expertise to guide you through all aspects of your treatment. Secondly, going to a dedicated infusion center means less hassle in reaching out to the people in the center than moving around big complex multispecialty hospitals.
Most importantly, stand-alone infusion center costs atleast 50% lower than the same treatment provided at a hospital which can save you thousands of dollars out of the pocket.
Lastly , as compared to the home environment, Baltimore Infusion Center ensures the integrity of all medications administered and has physician oversight to intervene in the event of an adverse drug reaction.
Baltimore Infusion Center specializes in medical infusions. Our approach to care focuses on our patients, making sure we deliver services that not only improve their quality of life, but do so in a way that is caring, compassionate, and comfortable. We have also worked to ensure the lowest out-of-pocket costs for its patients. We closely monitor your care and progress, discuss your response with your referring physicians, and stay in contact with insurers to bring down out-of-pocket costs through claim specifics and applicable rebates.
We provide numerous amenities to make patients and their families feel right at home. Our state-of-the-art center is equipped with comfortable infusion seating, large-screen televisions, diverse reading materials, snacks, , warm blankets, heating pads, room heaters and facility-wide WI-FI.
New infusion therapy patients must have a written referral by their physician.
If you have a referral, you or your physician can call Baltimore Infusion Center or email email@example.com Once we receive and process your referral (typically within 48 hours), we will contact you to help schedule your appointment. If you are already receiving infusions at a hospital or other facility and are looking to transfer your care to us because of lower cost or proximity, contact us at (410) 246-4450.