Infusion Center Specialist

Birmingham ID & Infusion

Infectious Diseases Specialists & Infusion Center located in Birmingham, AL

If you have a severe infection or illness that can’t be treated by traditional oral medications, you may be a candidate for infusion therapy. Infusion therapy is a specialized treatment that delivers medications directly into your bloodstream. Birmingham ID & Infusion, located in Birmingham, Alabama, has a state-of-the-art infusion center that’s staffed by a team of infectious disease specialists and infusion therapy experts seven days a week. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Infusion Center Q & A

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy, or the administration of medicine through a needle or catheter, is often the best course of action for patients who have a serious infection or condition that won’t respond to traditional oral medications.  

During an infusion treatment at the center, a team of physicians and fully trained infusion nurses ensure that you receive your prescribed medications in the right dosage and frequency. They also closely monitor your ongoing treatment to maintain accuracy and consistency, while reducing the likelihood of adverse interactions or side effects.

The team at Birmingham ID & Infusion offers a wide variety of prescription infusion drug therapies, including:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antifungal medicines
  • Antiviral drugs
  • Biologics

When do doctors prescribe infusion therapy?

Diseases and conditions that usually require infusion therapy include dehydration, cancer and cancer-related pain, gastrointestinal disorders that interfere with normal digestion, and bacterial infections that are unresponsive to oral antibiotics.

Intravenous antibiotics are often prescribed for:

  • Staph infections, including cellulitis and MRSA
  • Sepsis, or infection of the blood
  • Severe urinary tract infections
  • Severe bacterial pneumonia infections
  • Severe bacterial sinusitis infections

Specialty infusion therapies can also be useful for patients with congestive heart failure, immune deficiencies, and bone and joint infections, such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis.

What are the benefits of receiving care at an infusion center?

When you receive infusion therapy at Birmingham ID & Infusion, you can rest easy knowing that your infusion team works closely with your primary care physician and the infusion pharmacy to carefully coordinate your care plan.

Together, your infusion team strives to ensure that your medications or therapies are:

  • Compounded in a sterile environment
  • Maintained in appropriate conditions to ensure sterility and stability
  • Administered at the right dose and on the right schedule
  • Administered using the appropriate vascular access device
  • Flushed with a proper solution between doses
  • Monitored for adverse reactions and therapeutic efficacy

Besides providing the safest, most effective infusion therapies available, the team at Birmingham ID & Infusion is always ready to address any questions or concerns you may have.

To learn more about the infusion center at Birmingham ID & Infusion, call or schedule an appointment online today.