Dr. Bruce Ruben in specializes in IV therapy at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine, located in West Bloomfield, Michigan. We offer this in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Our outpatient facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township, is just minutes from Novi, Northville, Southfield, Walled Lake, and Troy and we treat patients from all over the tri-county Metro Detroit area including the Michigan counties of Macomb, Wayne, Oakland and more.
IV therapy is the intravenous administration of specific medicines targeting a specific medical problem, usually infection.
What conditions is IV therapy used for?
We also infuse other types of medicines for other chronic conditions such as many types of infections, psoriasis, Crohn’s Disease, malnutrition, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, Multiple Sclerorsis, and more.
Any medical condition or IV medication that can be infused is always considered by Dr. Ruben including the most recent FDA approved medication for the rarest disease.
All of these medicines are infused intravenously in our outpatient office in West Bloomfield, Michigan. By receiving your IV medications outside of a hospital, you avoid exposure to hospital-borne antibiotic-resistant germs and bacteria like MRSA sometimes called “super bugs.” These medicines can also be given in patients’ homes and extended care facilities.
We administer IV therapy through a small needle (called a butterfly needle) in order to deliver the medicine directly into your bloodstream. This method is virtually painless and eradicates the potential for a catheter-related infection in the bloodstream. Catheters are usually used in hospitals. The infusion room at Encompass HealthCare in West Bloomfield is convenient, comfortable and friendly. It is staffed by caring doctors and technicians who treat you like family and who are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of health care possible.
What are some of the medical conditions that can improve with infusion or IV therapy?
•Acute and chronic infections
•Osteoporosis in post-menopausal women
•Emphysema due to alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency
•Anemia (abnormally low hemoglobin) due to chemotherapy, chronic renal insufficiency or HIV
•Neutropenia (abnormally low white blood cell count) due to chemotherapy or HIV
•Growth hormone deficiency
Will my insurance cover infusion therapy?
Most insurance plans tend to cover infusion therapy in a physician’s office since it is prohibitively more expensive in a hospital. When you call your insurance company to check on coverage, infusion therapy is also known in a benefit plan as “injection coverage.” The procedure codes for the first hour is CPT code 96365. You also want to verify with your benefits specialist that you have office visit coverage. We offer a lenient payment plan for out-of-network copays and non-covered services.