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Infusion Services Specialist

Neurology Diagnostics, Inc.

Adult Neurology & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in South Dayton & North Dayton, Dayton, OH

A number of neurologic treatments have to be given intravenously (IV) or directly into the bloodstream. Some migraine, multiples sclerosis, and experimental Alzheimer therapies require IV or infusion therapy. Joel Vandersluis, MD in North and South Dayton, Ohio provides the highest-quality infusion services in comfortable, relaxing surroundings. Call Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. today to find out more or book an appointment using the online form.

Infusion Services Q & A

What are infusion services?

Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. provides infusion services as an alternative method of delivering patients’ medications.

Many of the medications that you might need to treat your neurological condition aren't suitable for taking orally as you would with most drugs. To deliver these types of medications, you need intravenous infusion therapy.

Infusion therapy involves having an intravenous line in your arm or hand, so the medicine goes directly into your bloodstream. Your provider at Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. inserts a needle into a vein and attaches it to a slender tube. The tube connects to a bag containing your medication in a liquid solution.

Over a period of an hour or so, the liquid drips down the tube and into your vein. Apart from a little scratch as the needle goes in, the procedure is painless.

Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. has an onsite infusion suite for patients, with an accredited infusion nurse monitoring the facility in partnership with the McKesson Intrafusion® service.

What conditions are suitable for infusion services?

Various neurological conditions are suitable for infusion services, including:

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Migraines
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN)
  • Neuropathy
  • Polymyositis
  • Lumbosacral plexopathies
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome

All medications used for infusion services at Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. are precertified for health insurance purposes.

How often you need to use the infusion services varies with your condition. Some treatments might require frequent visits, while you might need others only twice a year.

What's it like having infusion therapy?

Your infusion therapy experience at Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. is a relaxing, trouble-free experience. A caring nurse attends to you in a comfortable environment, and you can spend the treatment time as you wish — reading, watching television, surfing the internet, or just using the time as an opportunity to lie back and relax. You also have refreshments provided.

If you're attending Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. because you have a neurological condition and need to receive your medication intravenously, your provider talks with you about the infusion therapy procedure and how it works.

If you want to know more about infusion services and how they could help you, or you want to schedule a consultation to discuss neurological symptoms, call Neurology Diagnostics, Inc. today or book an appointment online.