June 27, 2014 · By Admin · No Comments
Infusion therapy services involve administering medication through a needle or catheter. Doctors prescribe infusion therapy when a patient’s condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications or a particular medicine has proven most effective being given intravenously. There are many diseases that may require infusion therapy. Among those are infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics, cancer and cancer-related pain, dehydration, gastrointestinal diseases or disorders that prevent normal functioning of the gastrointestinal system, and many more. Conditions treated with specialty infusion therapies may include cancers, congestive heart failure, Crohn's Disease, hemophilia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and others.
If you are seeking infusion therapy on Hilton Head Island, SC, know that Palmetto Infusion provides Hilton Head infusion therapy on an outpatient basis. For individuals requiring long-term infusion therapy this is a great alternative to in-patient care at a hospital. With our convenient Hilton Head infusion services being offered right here where you live or are vacationing, you can receive your infusions in our outpatient infusion suites and return home afterwards.
When you come to us for infusion therapy services you can rest assured our infusion nurses are professionals that have received extensive education, training and expertise in the administration of drugs and biologics via infusion. The services they typically provide include evaluation and assessment, education and training for the patients and caregivers, catheter insertion, and patient assessment — all priceless information for anyone that requires care at our infusion center.
Our Hilton Head infusion center is located at 19B Moss Creek Village Road in Hilton Head. If you have any questions about our services or any specific medications or procedures, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 843-522-8406 or 800-809-1265. We’d be happy to speak with you.
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February 21, 2014 · By Admin · No Comments
If you live in South Carolina you’re fortunate to have access to a number of infusion centers around the state that Palmetto Infusion Services has to conveniently offer you. For those living near Charleston the Charleston SC infusion services you can receive are at 1027 Physicians Drive, Suite 220, Charleston. We can be reached by phone for appointments or information by calling 843- 414-1900 or toll free at 800-809-1265.
In addition, we also have Charleston SC infusion services in the North Charleston area at 2891 Tricom Street, Suite C, North Charleston. This center can be reached by calling 843-414-1900 or toll free 800-809-1265.
As with all of our locations, our infusion services are performed at professionally run centers that keep your comfort in mind. We offer one time, short time and long term infusion services at any of our locations including the Lowcountry, Midlands, Pee Dee, Grand Strand and Upstate regions of the state.
Knowing that you don’t have to spend hours in the car to reach a center makes receiving services much easier. If you learn that you are closer to one of our other centers you are able to transfer to a different site quite easily. Just take a look at our Locations page to see which center is closest to you.
You will appreciate the personalized care you receive from Palmetto Infusion. Our staff consists of infusion trained registered nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, physicians and other caring team members. We are always investigating the latest treatments for patients with chronic conditions who may require infusion therapy.
We have a large number of satisfied patients that visit our infusion centers on a regular basis. They receive treatment that improves their quality of life and so can you, too. At Palmetto Infusion we go to great lengths to ensure our patients receive the best medications at the least expense possible while having it done in a comfortable setting.
Charleston SC infusion services
February 11, 2014 · By Admin · No Comments
With hazardous road conditions as a result of the latest winter storm it’s imperative that you call ahead to your infusion center to make sure they’re even open. Gov. Nikki Haley has declared a state of emergency as of today at 12:36 p.m. due to the snow, sleet and freezing rain. Up to 8 inches of snow is forecasted for some areas of the state and up to an inch of ice in others.
For those with an appointment to receive Spartanburg SC infusion services it’s best to call and reschedule your appointment. If it’s imperative that you receive your infusion we will discuss other options available to you.
The state of emergency called by the governor put the National Guard on active duty to support local state agencies. The National Guard can provide wrecker teams and four-wheel drive vehicles should they be necessary to respond to the storm. Haley issued a second executive order waiving weight limitations for trucks transporting emergency materials, equipment and supplies. But just because you may see large trucks on the highways doesn’t mean it’s safe for you to travel.
At Palmetto Infusion we offer high quality care at all of our infusion centers. Your comfort and safety is our number one concern. Rather than risk accident or injury, please visit one of our infusion center’s that may be out of the storm’s path. If you were planning to come for Spartanburg SC infusion services today or over the next several days then please call us at 864-370-3900 for more information.
Spartanburg SC infusion services
January 23, 2014 · By Admin · No Comments
Palmetto Infusion provides infusion services to people on an outpatient basis. For individuals requiring long-term infusion therapy, this is a more convenient way to receive your treatments. If your doctor has requested you receive infusion therapy, we’re here to help.
If this is the first time you’ve needed infusion therapy, our Greenville SC infusion therapy clinic is open for you to visit prior to your arrival as a patient. You can be assured that our infusion nurses have special training, education, and expertise in the administration of drugs and biologics via infusion.
When you prepare for your first infusion therapy be sure to follow these guidelines:
1. Follow pre-infusion instructions. Check with your health care provider or the staff at the infusion center for any instructions to follow prior to your infusion.
2. Drink plenty of water so that you are well hydrated. If you have a heart condition, kidney condition or any other health condition that prevents you from drinking large amounts of fluid, check with your health care provider for instructions on how to hydrate before your infusion procedure.
3. Check with the infusion staff regarding any pre-medications you need to take prior to your infusion, the dose, and the best time to take the medications.
4. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing. Wearing loose fitting clothing allows our medical staff to easily and properly monitor your vital signs.
5. Consider wearing layers of clothing to allow for temperature control. The temperature of the infusion center may be cool or warm; also some intravenous infusions can make you feel either warm or cool. Having layers of clothing on allows you the flexibility to easily control your own comfort zone.
6. Most infusion centers will provide blankets, pillows, water and coffee. Check to see what our center provides ahead of time in case we do not offer something that will make you more comfortable.
7. Do not wear any fragrance or perfume, other patients may be allergic.
8. Bring a complete list of current medications, allergies, and emergency contact information for the infusion staff to add to your chart.
If you are scheduled to come for Greenville SC infusion therapy don’t hesitate to call us at Palmetto Infusion (800-370-4140) with any questions you might have prior to your arrival.
Greenville SC infusion therapy
December 10, 2013 · By Admin ·
We have many people with lupus come to our South Carolina infusion therapy clinics where we successfully administer prescribed medical infusion therapy for lupus. There are a variety of medicines used to treat the disease including anti-malarial medicine, steroids, NSAIDs, immunosuppressant medicines and cytotoxic medicines. You’ll appreciate that our IV infusion therapy is performed in comfortable surroundings by caring and trained healthcare professionals.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Approximately 90% of people living with lupus are women. While nobody is sure what causes the disease, lupus appears to have a genetic component and often runs in families. The disease affects everyone differently and symptoms are wide-ranging, and change over time.
While the start of lupus may be acute, appearing like an infection, alternatively it may be a succession of vague or seemingly disconnected, symptoms that change over time. Because the symptoms come and go, evaluation by a healthcare professional acquainted with lupus — such as a rheumatologist — is imperative for an accurate diagnosis. This evaluation may include a physical examination, laboratory tests, and a complete medical history.
Lupus can potentially be a very debilitating disease that can negatively impact a person’s quality of life. Although there is no cure for lupus, the disease can be effectively managed to alleviate flare-ups. Since signs and symptoms for lupus can be similar to other illnesses, it is best to seek a second opinion to avoid misdiagnosis. If you suspect you have lupus and are experiencing symptoms, be sure to see a medical professional to be diagnosed. Once diagnosed you will have the proper medications prescribed to treat your disease. If you require medical infusion therapy for lupus at Palmetto Infusion we are available to assist you.
South Carolina infusion therapy
October 21, 2013 · By Admin ·
Many people just starting out with infusion services have a lot of questions that they’re seeking answers for. Too often apprehension and fear of the unknown is in the front of their minds until they’ve come to one of our infusion clinics. Following are some of the questions we’re asked. Maybe they’ll help to reassure you as well.
Q. I’ve just been prescribed infusion treatments by my rheumatologist. I’m nervous. What can I expect?
A. You can expect a safe, convenient, and affordable place when you will receive treatments that will improve your quality of life. You will receive personalized care from infusion trained registered nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, physicians, and other nurturing and caring team members in an environment with your comfort in mind.
Q. I can’t travel a long ways from home. Do you provide infusion services in Charleston SC?
A. Yes, we have two clinics in the Charleston area:
Charleston/West Ashley is at 1027 Physicians Drive, Suite 220, Charleston, SC. Phone: 843-414-1900 or 800-809-1265.
North Charleston, 2891 Tricom Street, Suite C., North Charleston, SC. Phone: 843-414-1900 or 800-809-1265.
Q. My doctor has prescribed Remicade to be administered by injection. Is this something you provide among the various infusion services in Charleston SC?
A. We have many people come to us regularly to receive their treatments of Remicade. This is a prescription injectable medication used to effectively treat a number of conditions from RA to Psoriasis to Crohn’s Disease.
If you have any questions about our infusion services in Charleston SC or any specific medications or procedures, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and one of the numbers above. We’d be happy to speak with you.
infusion services in Charleston SC
September 05, 2013 · By Admin ·
If you are a postmenopausal woman that has concerns about osteoporosis you may be interested in the latest medications used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause. As the local Anderson SC infusion services provider we administer many different types of medications prescribed by your doctor to be received intravenously.
As a leading Anderson SC infusion services center we make it convenient and comfortable for you to receive your medications. We commonly use the following prescribed medications for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in women. You may wish to ask your doctor about them at your next visit.
Boniva is a prescription medication used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause. It helps increase bone mass and reduce the chance of having a spinal fracture.
Prolia is an injectable prescription medication used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause that have an increased risk for fractures or cannot use another osteoporosis medication. It is also used for women who are not helped by other osteoporosis medication. Prolia is proven to protect bone from fracture, increase bone density, reverse bone loss, and make bones stronger. Prolia is administered once every six months. During treatment your doctor will also prescribe calcium and vitamin D supplements.
Reclast is also an injectable prescription medication approved to treat and prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis. Along with Calcium and vitamin D, Reclast helps to increase bone density. Reclast works with only one dose a year. Each infusion lasts approximately 15 minutes.
Be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns you have regarding the side effects these medications may have.
Anderson SC infusion services
July 19, 2013 · By Admin · No Comments
Palmetto Infusion Services has infusion centers conveniently located all over South Carolina. If you are looking for Charleston SC infusion services you will find us at 1027 Physicians Drive, Suite 220, Charleston, South Carolina. We can be reached by phone for appointments or information by calling (843) 414-1900 or toll free at (800) 809-1265.
As with all of our locations, our Charleston SC infusion services are centers operated by a team of registered nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, physicians and other caring staff that who have been trained in the process of infusion as well as educated with knowledge of an array of specialty medications. You can receive both short time and long term infusion services here or at our North Charleston infusion center located at 2891 Tricom Street, Suite C, North Charleston.
We know that having an infusion center nearby makes receiving services that much easier. If you discover that you are closer to one of our other infusion centers you can simply transfer to one of those sites. You can count on receiving personalized care from Palmetto Infusion Services. Our staff consists of thoroughly infusion trained medical personnel and other caring team members.
We are always investigating the newest treatment for patients with chronic conditions requiring infusion therapies. When you join the large number of satisfied patients using our infusion services you will be receiving treatment that will improve your quality of life. You can count on it.
Charleston SC infusion services
June 10, 2013 · By Admin ·
Palmetto Infusion Services was founded to provide patients needing Aiken SC infusion services a safe, convenient, and affordable place to receive their infusion treatment. Patients who have chronic diseases such as RA, MS, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Lupus, CDIP, and many others, can receive their medical treatment closer to home.
Patients are given their prescribed drugs and personalized care from registered nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other nurturing and caring team members. This type of infusion therapy setting has proven to be the most efficient and cost effective method for the patients and appointments are made without much waiting.
You’ll enjoy the reassurance that comes with having a highly-trained patient care team that provides that extra, genuine Southern hospitality to you every time you’re here. We will provide exactly the type of Aiken SC infusion services that your doctor prescribes.
When you come for an infusion it will be done in a suite that provides warm, comforting elements that include comfortable chairs with personal blankets, Wi-Fi, snacks and a TV. We provide advanced, superior equipment that ensures high infusion results with optimum therapy outcomes. You’ll immediately see our commitment to quality, individualized care, and clinical excellence on an ongoing basis. We can assure you that you will be satisfied with the therapy you receive from us at Palmetto Infusion Services in Aiken, South Carolina.
Aiken SC infusion services
April 30, 2013 · By Admin · No Comments
There are many conditions that warrant a doctor prescribing medication that may require administering it through infusion therapy. In years past the only way to receive infusions were at the local hospital. Now, thanks to Palmetto Infusion Services you’ve only to go to one of our many local clinics with your doctor’s prescription in order to receive infusions. It’s that easy.
With centers all over the State of South Carolina it’s no surprise that when a patient of ours was recently looking for a place to obtain local Spartanburg infusion services, where she wouldn’t have to travel a long distance, she came across our center. That’s the type of happy patient we like to see walk through the doors. They like us before they even experience the high level of professionalism and comfort that we have to offer in all of our infusion centers.
The center providing Spartanburg infusion services that she found was able to set her up on a regular infusion schedule to receive medication for her advanced rheumatoid arthritis. For individuals like her that require on-going or long-term infusion therapy, inpatient care is no longer practical due to the expense. Having a infusion center close by allows people to continue a normal lifestyle and keep work absence to a minimum.
Our patient continues to see her regular prescribing doctor that oversees her condition but if he needs to adjust the medication type or level he can contact us directly. We are experienced in working with doctors, surgeons, and other medical personnel.
If you are or will be receiving infusion services and would like to know more about us, feel free to stop by any one of our infusion centers around the state and say hello.
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