Infusion therapy services treat a number of chronic and even rare conditions, delivering treatment efficiently and directly to where you need it. Experienced internist, Dr. Natalie Doyle, offers infusion therapy via IV, catheter, or intramuscular injection to provide antibiotics, treat osteoporosis, or improve your fluid levels. If you live in or around Wilson, North Carolina, call Natalie A. Doyle, MD, PA or use the online booking agent to set up a consultation and learn more about infusion therapy.
Infusion therapy is a more efficient way of delivering medications, antibiotics, nutrients, and fluids than through oral means. Dr. Doyle offers traditional prescription drug therapies intravenously, including:
Delivering medications directly into your vein used to be reserved for hospitals, but now Dr. Doyle administers infusion therapy in the comfort of her office for your convenience.
Certain medications and therapies are delivered more effectively through an IV. Sometimes, when a therapy is taken orally, your stomach acids destroy the active ingredients so they’re no longer effective at treating your disease. You may also be too sick to take oral medications or experience digestive distress when consuming them.
Dr. Doyle offers biologics via infusion services. These include a wide variety of therapies, including vaccines, gene therapy, and blood components. They’re derived from natural sources such as humans, animals, or microorganisms.
Biologics offer a natural alternative to chemically synthesized drugs. They are a cutting-edge way to treat medical illnesses, especially those that don’t have an obvious treatment available.
Bisphosphonates are medications that slow down or prevent bone loss. Taken orally, these medications can upset your stomach, but an infusion delivers the medication straight into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract. Plus, an infusion is more convenient than remembering to take a regular pill.
Bisphosphonate infusions include the brand names BonivaⓇ, which is infused once every three months, and ReclastⓇ, which is infused once per year.
If you have a severe infection, Dr. Doyle might recommend infusion therapy involving antibiotics. Usually, it’s an infection that oral dosing just can’t address, and in some cases, you may need infusions several times per day.
Conditions that benefit from an antibiotic infusion include serious urinary tract infections, complications from surgery, soft tissue infections, and bone infections.
Infusion times vary. Dr. Doyle lets you know ahead of time how long you can expect the therapy to take. If your infusion takes some time, you’ll be put in a room to relax.
During the fairly simple procedure, the staff prepares your vein and inserts the catheter. Once the infusion is complete, you’re given post-infusion instructions and the staff dresses the location of the infusion with a bandage.