Infusion Therapy

Patients whose conditions are best managed through advanced infusion therapy appreciate the expert care and comfortable surroundings offered by Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates of Palm Beach’s practice-based centers. Our three convenient locations and our physicians’ long record of involvement in clinical research trials provide patients with convenient access to the latest medications available for their treatments. This combination of benefits represents a level of service unparalleled in most clinical settings.

Our attractive practice-based infusion centers are staffed by registered nurses with infusion experience and offer patients a comfortable and convenient office setting in which to receive treatment.

Working With Our Physicians

Patients who are referred for infusion will first see one of our physicians who will take a medical history and conduct any necessary preliminary investigations. ARAPB is one of the largest and most highly regarded rheumatology practices in the country. Our physicians have extensive knowledge and experience in the infusion of bisphosphonates and biologics for the treatment of for rheumatologic and inflammatory disorders.

All ARAPB offices have x-ray, ultrasound, and infusion therapy services to completely and conveniently meet patients’ needs. Our physicians and nurses are always on site when patients receive their infusions.

After each infusion, an ARAPB physician or infusion nurse will send a letter of notification to the referring physician. This is to keep the primary care physician informed and allow for the timely scheduling of patient follow-up visits or any adjustments in dosing. ARAPB physicians will schedule follow-up visits for patient monitoring if necessary, but always respect the role of the directing primary care physician for this therapy.

Infusion Center

There are a number of biologic drugs available. The right biologic drug for a particular patient depends on the disease being treated and multiple other factors, which are unique to each person’s case.

What are the biologics?
Biologics are drug therapies that are designed to specifically target and inhibit a part of the immune system that is overactive.
Conditions treated in Infusion Center include:
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vasculitis

Making Your Experience a Pleasing One

ARAPB infusion facilities are attractive and are designed to provide a relaxed and soothing environment. Our attentive nurses are committed to ensuring the well-being of all infusion patients.

To help make a sometimes lengthy appointment more comfortable, our three convenient locations feature:

  • Beautifully designed spaces and a tranquil décor
  • Comfortable recliners, and cozy blankets when needed
  • Hospitality stations stocked with an assortment of snacks and beverages
  • A variety of magazines and patient educational materials

Appointments

Following this initial appointment with one of our physicians our scheduling staff will then call you within one to two weeks to schedule your actual infusion appointment. Infusion services are available at all three of our convenient locations.

Insurance

Our office staff will take care of all insurance company requirements for pre-authorization and medical documentation. They will also file patients’ primary insurance claims. Please see our Participating Insurance list.

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