Chiefland Health Center
Walk in Medical Center located in Chiefland, FL
If you need infusion therapy, trust your care to the infusion clinic at Chiefland Health Center. With locations in both Ocala and Chiefland, Florida, Hersell O Lindo, MD, FACOG, FRCCS and the team at Chiefland Health Center provides infusion therapy in a safe, warm, and comfortable environment. To schedule your visit, call or fill out the online booking tool today.
Infusion Clinic Q & A
What is an infusion clinic?
An infusion clinic is a portion of Chiefland Health Center where you can receive infusion therapy. Infusion therapy is a type of medical treatment during which a team member administers fluids or medication intravenously.
At an infusion clinic, your team dispenses your medication at a controlled pace. One of the most common types of infusion therapy is chemotherapy. However, Chiefland Health Center can also use infusion therapy to administer things such as:
- Growth hormones
The team can also use an infusion clinic setting to administer inotropic heart medications.
Who needs an infusion clinic?
Infusion clinics are for patients who have been prescribed intravenous therapy or who need fast or measured access to certain fluids. For example, if you’re severely dehydrated, an infusion clinic can help you get the hydration you need to feel better quickly.
Sometimes you can’t take a drug orally because it becomes ineffective when it goes through your digestive system. Sometimes the drug simply doesn’t exist in oral form. Infusion clinics treat a variety of chronic and acute conditions, including:
- Crohn's disease
- Congestive heart failure
- Autoimmune disorders
- Ulcerative colitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Severe infections like pneumonia or sepsis
The practice may also recommend infusion therapy as an alternative treatment plan if you can’t take your medication orally, or if oral medication has failed you.
Is infusion therapy painful?
Every time you come into the clinic for infusion therapy, you can expect a new needle stick. Aside from this minor discomfort, infusion therapy shouldn’t be painful.
At Chiefland Health Center’s infusion clinic, your comfort is a priority. To help you relax while you receive treatment, the team offers reclining chairs and a kind bedside manner.
If you expect to be at the office receiving your infusion for an extended period of time, the practice recommends that you bring something to read or watch (with headphones), and a blanket to stay cozy.
If you need infusion therapy, schedule your treatment at Chiefland Health Center. To book your appointment or to learn more about the practice’s infusion clinic, reach out online or over the phone today.