For your convenience, we have collected several of the questions our patients often ask about our services at Infusion and Immunotherapy Center of South Florida. We are located in the city of Aventura (Miami, Florida).
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The goal of the Infusion and Immunotherapy Center of South Florida (IICSFL) is to provide a state-of-the-art, easily accessible infusion facility for patients of all medical specialties who require nonbiologic and biologic forms of infusion therapy. IICSFL interfaces with all payers, enabling patients to obtain their essential therapy in an expedient and cost effective manner. IICSFL is located in a brand new, free-standing facility which provides infusion therapy to patients outside of the hospital environment. The center is staffed by medical directors, nurses, and medical assistants, all highly trained to administer and manage various forms of infusion therapy.
Infusion centers are free-standing care facilities that allow patients to receive infusion therapy outside of a hospital environment. Infusion centers provide a wide range of therapies for patients of all medical specialties who require nonbiological and biological treatments. Some of the specialties prescribing infusion therapy are:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
- Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
- Osteoporosis (OP)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIPD)
- Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN)
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Transplant Recovery
- Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH)
- Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
- Immunology Primary Antibody Deficiency (PAD)
- Thyroid Eye Disease
- Fabry Disease
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
Infusion centers allow patients to receive infusion therapy outside of a hospital environment in a location that has state of the art equipment. This allows for a more comfortable experience with more focused care compared to receiving treatment at a hospital that, for many patients, can bring feelings of fear and anxiety. Infusion centers also allow patients to go about their normal routines while receiving therapy without worrying about being admitted to the hospital. Infusion Centers help to serve both the physician and the patient requiring infusion and immunotherapy.
- Use your laptop or iPad to watch a movie or catch up on emails (WiFi is available)
- Read a book, magazine, newspaper or work on a crossword puzzle
- Play with hand held games – (if they are quiet or you have headphones)
- Listen to music (iPod, cell phone or MP3 player)
- Get comfortable with a neck pillow – the type used on airplanes
- Munch on snacks and a drink
- Take a nap
Patients can expect to receive exceptional care at IICSFL. Blankets, refreshments, and snacks will be available. We have private rooms for those who seek to work with their own iPad or electronic tablets of choice.
IICSFL is staffed at all times by a medical physician, infusion nurses and medical assistants, all who have extensive experience in the management of infusing patients. There is appropriate emergency equipment on site for the treatment of any adverse event that may occur, and the staff has and will continue to receive continuing education throughout their employment with regard to the management, administration, and interaction with patients who are receiving these types of therapies.