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Infusion Care and Internal Medicine

October 2021 | Paragon Healthcare
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Externally visible health issues can be uncomfortable, but they sometimes come with a sense of ease. At least you can see what’s happening with your body, right? But the reality for many different diseases is that the effects are mainly internal. Some of those effects might also show themselves externally, but internal diseases and conditions are mostly invisible. It’s up to your dedicated physician, like an internist, to find out what’s wrong with you and how to treat it.

This level of invisibility can bring its own kind of anxiety to health issues, as if health issues needed to make anyone more anxious. This anxiety is why Paragon works hard to partner with physicians of internal medicine, either in a hospital setting or in freestanding practices, to deliver the infusion treatment you need in a way that gives you the greatest freedom.

According to the American Board of Internal Medicine, internists can specialize in several specific medical fields. Many of these fields involve diseases and conditions also addressed by therapies provided in our Infusion Centers, by our Home Infusion program or in your physician’s on-site infusion suite. Whatever route you and your internist decide is best, you can rely on Paragon to provide you with the individualized treatment and excellence of care you deserve and to work closely with your internist on your treatments and results.

Ask your internist in any of the following fields if a treatment provided by Paragon could work for you:

Cardiology

We provide infusion therapies that can treat congestive heart failure (CHF), immunosuppressants for transplant patients, and palliative and pain management care in the case of severe cardiac distress.

Hematology

Our Hemophilia division is a team of caring and dedicated professionals who understand the unique needs of patients with bleeding disorders. Your internist can refer you to us for your freedom-restoring infusions of blood clotting factors, whether in an infusion center or through home infusion.

Oncology

Patients fighting cancer can often require chemotherapy and radiation treatments that can ravage the body’s immune system. Here at Paragon, one of our chief specialties is administering intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). While your body works hard elsewhere to fight your cancer, IVIg works to boost the strength of your immune system and fight off infectious diseases.

Infectious Diseases

We are also able to treat many infectious diseases through the infusion of powerful anti-infective drugs. These are typically used to address conditions for which oral medication either isn’t strong enough, would be diminished by digestion, or when an infection is so localized or unique that it requires specific, targeted treatment. Some common infectious diseases treated this way include bacteremia/septicemia, endocarditis, pneumonia, post-operative infections, shingles, herpes virus, HIV and more.

Nephrology

Because your kidneys filter the literal lifeblood of your body’s systems, a kidney issue can get serious very quickly. Your nephrologist may refer you to us to treat kidney infections or severe urinary tract infections, for certain kinds of anemia, or for immune system boosters (like IVIg) following a kidney transplant.

Pulmonology

Just like your kidneys are important because they filter your blood, your lungs are essential because they supply the oxygen your blood requires to do its job around the body. We can partner with your pulmonologist to determine what injectable or infusible therapies we can provide to treat your eosinophilic asthma, allergic asthma or antitrypsin deficiency.

Rheumatology

We work closely with many rheumatologists because we focus on immunoglobulin treatments like IVIg and sub-cutaneous Ig (SCIg). We provide infusible and injectable treatments to address a wide swath of immune system disorders, including uveitis, iridocyclitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout and lupus.

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