Rheumatologists & Infusion Therapy located in Lewes, DE & Millville, DE
Many autoimmune disorders can be effectively controlled with medication. However, some of these medicines must be infused intravenously. To provide the care you need, our team of providers at Delaware Arthritis in Lewes, Delaware, and Millville, Delaware, offers infusion services at his on-site infusion suite so you can get the care you need in the comfort of our office. To learn more about the infusion services, call the office or request an appointment online.
What are infusion services?
Infusion services refer to the specialized care offered at Delaware Arthritis to ensure you get the most effective treatment for your autoimmune disorder.
Different disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biological medications are currently used for the treatment of autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, require intravenous (IV) administration. Delaware Arthritis has an on-site infusion suite so you can get your IV medication in comfort and under the guidance of an experienced team.
DMARDs and biologicals slow the progression of autoimmune diseases and may protect your joints and other tissues from debilitating damage.
You may also benefit from infusion services if you’re receiving IV bisphosphonates for the management of your osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates help slow down bone loss and improve bone strength. Many people experience abdominal discomfort when taking the medication by mouth and may prefer IV infusion.
Am I a good candidate for infusion services?
Our team will make the determination if you’re a good candidate for infusion services during an evaluation. While medications like DMARDs are effective at stopping the progression of certain autoimmune disorders, the type of treatment you need depends on many factors, including the severity of your condition, how long you’ve had it, and your overall health.
Our takes a holistic approach to care and works closely with you to develop the most effective treatment plan that not only focuses on your disease, but your overall health.
What can I expect during infusion services?
Infusion therapy at Delaware Arthritis is conducted at the on-site infusion suite and you’re closely monitored by Dr. Pando and his team while you receive care.
The length of your infusion depends on the type of medication you’re receiving and may range from 30 minutes to several hours. Our team reviews what to expect before your infusion appointment so you can properly prepare. While everyone’s response to treatment is different, you may feel tired and achy for a few days following your infusion and Dr. Pando may suggest you take it easy to allow your body to recuperate.
The number and frequency of your infusions also vary based on your need for the infusion and is discussed ahead of time so there are no surprises.
To learn more about the infusion services at Delaware Arthritis, call the office or book an appointment online today.