What to Expect at Gastro Health’s Infusion Center

Gastro Health offers a familiar and supportive in-house infusion center for our patients’ convenience; administering treatments for Crohn’s and colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis and iron deficiency anemia. Our infusion center promotes patient adherence as well as one-on-one therapy sessions and our dedicaed staff of skilled nurses and technicians carry you through every step of the way.

We create an environment where patients can share information, discuss challenges and offer support to one another; hence strengthening the doctor-patient  rapport. Our physicians closely monitor treatment, avoiding the need for referrals to hospitals or off-site facilities. We conveniently offer appointment times throughout the day to facilitate individual schedules and students also may benefit from our afternoon appointments, by not having their infusion interfere with their education.

So what should you expect when you come in? Depending on the therapy, the infusion may take 30 minutes to three hours and we often recommend that patients come dressed comfortably. We provide blankets and pillows to ensure comfort and some patients even take the opportunity to get some “shut-eye” during their infusions. No time to eat breakfast or lunch? Not a problem. Patients are more than welcome to bring in food and we even offer snacks. You can take advantage of the time and watch a movie on your MP3 or DVD player, work on your laptop via our Wi-Fi, read a book, or just simply relax and lay back on a reclining chair. Want to share some of the concerns you may be having due to your condition? Not a problem. We actually encourage patient interaction to discuss their matters and gain a sense of empowerment and control. A healthcare professional will be monitoring your infusion and for a period of time afterwards to ensure your well-being. Our registered nurses are available to answer any questions and/or concerns you may have, as well as offer patient education on your condition and treatment plan. They also make sure that you are seeing your gastroenterologist on a regular basis or at least every six months. So you’re done with your infusion, what happens next? You will be able to drive yourself and continue on with your normal schedule. You can go back to work and continue with your day as usual.

At Gastro Health, our mission is to provide outstanding medical care and an exceptional healthcare experience. We make sure that our staff and nurses’ follow our guiding principle of treating every patient like a valued member of their immediate family. Our patients look forward to their experience with us and know they can rely on our impeccable customer service.