First Choice Neurology

South Florida Infusion Centers

Our South Florida Infusion Centers are located in Boca Raton, Jupiter, Kendall, Pembroke Pines, Lake City, and Plantation (coming soon), Florida. Our infusion centers treat conditions such as demyelinating diseases, migraines, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), thyroid eye disease, rheumatic conditions, chron’s/colitis, myasthenia gravis, and more.

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What are Infusion Centers?

An Infusion Center is where infusion or injectable medications are administered intravenously by a healthcare provider as a distinct part of their medical practice. Larger offices may have multiple Infusion Center locations to better accommodate their patients in different parts of town.

An Infusion Center will have a secluded room where medications are prepared and administered. Infusion Centers are more commonly found in the specialties of Oncology, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology and others where there are multiple infusible medications for diagnosis in their fields of specialty. Some medical practices are equipped to provide infusions however many physicians find that it’s more efficient and comforting to rely on an infusion center.

Receiving infusion therapy in the hospital will typically take longer than the same infusion in an office-based Infusion Center. As a result, many patients find it difficult to get their infusions in the hospital and value the accessibility and affordability of their local office-based Infusion Center. Hospitals typically charge much higher fees for their services even if they are offering the same or lower level of care for infusion patients.

The National Infusion Center Association believes that the office-based Infusion Center is currently the most cost-effective site of care for patients needing infusion therapy. They have a more controlled environment and are often more patient-friendly due to their focus on infusion medication administration.

First Choice Neurology is a member of the National Infusion Center Association (NICA). NICA provides high-value resources to educate and care for patients, as well as tools to facilitate the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care.

At First Choice Infusion Centers, our suites are designed with the patient in mind. The suites are calming with reclining seats and music to relax the patient during infusion therapy.

What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion therapy or infusion refers to medications delivered intravenously or an IV administration to the patient. Sometimes infusion medications are referred to as injectables or intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. Infusion, intravenous or injectable methods of drug delivery are typically used when oral or pill medications are insufficient or unavailable. Many of the newest medications are Biologic (made or derived from living cells) and cannot be taken orally because they will not remain effective after exposure to the digestive system.

Many infusion medications are prepared at the time of treatment by a medical professional. If the medication is intravenous, it will likely be prepared and added to a bag of IV fluids which is then administered intravenously through an IV catheter placed by the registered nurse.

Medical Conditions for Infusion Therapy and Neurology Infusion Medications

Some medical conditions for infusion therapy may include:

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD):
Aduhelm

Ankylosing Spondylitis:
Cimzia

CIDP, Guillain Barre, Myasthenia Gravis (MG):
IVIG Therapy such as Gamunex, Soliris

Decrease Infection following Chemotherapy:
Neulasta

Dehydration:
Hydration/Vitamins Infusion

Eosinophilic Asthma:
Fasenra

Inflammatory Exacerbations:
Solumedrol

Iron Infusion:
Ferrlecit, Venofer, Injectafer

Migraines:
Magnesium Sulfate, DHE, Depakote, Torardol, Vyepti

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Demyelinating Diseases:
Lemtrada, Ocrevus, Tysabri, Rituxam, Briumvi

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH):
Ultomiris

Plaque Psoriasis:
Ilumya

Rheumatic Conditions:
Remicade, Actemra

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA):
Cimzia

Thyroid Eye Disease:
Tepezza

Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease:
Entyvio, Cimzia

Why are Infusion Centers important?

According to the National Infusion Center Association, office-based Infusion Centers are critical parts of our healthcare system:

1. They are generally more accessible geographically than hospital sites of care.
2. They are more affordable and efficient than hospitals and many other alternative sites of care.
3. They have a more controlled environment and are often more patient-friendly due to their focus on infusion medication administration.

Accessibility - Hospitals commonly have long wait times and a confusing navigation process that is not patient-friendly. Hospitals are typically located in major metropolitan areas and are not widely dispersed and accessible to rural and suburban communities of patients. Receiving an infusion in the hospital will typically take longer than the same infusion in an office-based Infusion Center. As a result, many patients find it difficult to get their infusions in the hospital and value the accessibility of their local office-based Infusion Center.

Affordability - Receiving IV medication in a hospital is typically and exponentially more expensive than receiving the same medication in an office-based Infusion Center. Hospitals and many other institutional environments can charge much higher fees for their services even if they are offering the same or lower level of care for infusion patients.

Safety and Patient Experience - Hospitals are big places with lots of staff moving from room to room and patient to patient. Many infusion patients are diagnosed with autoimmune disorders that commonly make them more susceptible to infections than the general population. We believe that the office-based Infusion Center is a more controlled environment that does not expose patients to the kinds of infectious diseases that are present in hospitals and larger facility-based locations.

At a hospital, a patient may have a different nurse for each infusion treatment. Alternatively, office-based Infusion Centers commonly have a smaller more focused staff. Patients have reported developing deep relationships with the staff at their Infusion Centers and a more compassionate patient experience as a result.

First Choice Neurology currently has four Infusion Centers that are a member of the National Infusion Center Association. Our office-based infusion centers are located in Boca Raton, Jupiter, Kendall, and Pembroke Pines, Florida. A new infusion center is opening soon in Plantation, Florida.

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First Choice Infusion Centers

First Choice Infusion - Pembroke Pines
700 N. Hiatus Road, Suite 203
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
(954) 516-6025

First Choice Infusion - Miami / Kendall
9090 SW 87th Court, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 412-3336

First Choice Infusion - Boca Raton
9970 Central Park Blvd, Suite 202
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 556-6010

First Choice Infusion - Jupiter
601 University Blvd., Suite 102
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 530-2934

COMING SOON
First Choice Infusion - Plantation

260 SW 84th Avenue, Suite C
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 361-3116

First Choice Infusion - Lake City
4241 NW American Lane
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 854-4443

If you or a loved one needs infusion therapy, contact First Choice Infusion to make an appointment today. We currently have four infusion centers for your convenience located in Boca Raton, Jupiter, Kendall, and Pembroke Pines, Florida. Two new infusion centers will be opening soon in Plantation and Lake City, Florida.

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