FAQs

For your convenience, we have collected several of the questions our patients often ask about our services at Infusion and Immunotherapy Center of South Florida, our practice dedicated exclusively to the best care of infusion therapy. We are located in Aventura (Miami, Florida).

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IICSFL Patient Care

Why IICSFL?

Answer:

Infusion and Immunotherapy Center of South Florida (IICSFL) provides a state of the art and readily accessible infusion facility for patients of all medical specialties who require nonbiologic and biologic forms of infusion therapy. IICSFL is staffed by a medical director, Dr. Norman B. Gaylis, infusion nurses, and medical assistants, all who are highly trained and will continuously receive new training to administer, manage, and enhance the different forms of infusion therapy that are required in today’s medical environment.

IICSFL creates a patient-friendly environment where the staff will always be recognizable, kind, and accommodable, making it a priority to reduce patients’ stress of receiving infusion therapy.

As part of IICSFL’s overall service, all patients’ infusion visits will be documented, stored electronically, and transmitted to the referring and treatment physicians after each visit. An intake nurse will be available at all times to interact with the referring physician in order to make these decisions

What is an Infusion Center?

Answer:

Infusion centers are free-standing care facilities that allow patients to receive infusion therapy outside of a hospital environment. Infusion centers provide a wide range of therapies for patients of all medical specialties who require nonbiological and biological treatments. Some of the specialties prescribing infusion therapy are rheumatology, dermatology, gastroenterology, neurology, infectious disease, pulmonology, and allergies and immunology.

Why use an Infusion Center?

Answer: 

Infusion centers allow patients to receive infusion therapy outside of a hospital environment in a location that has state of the art equipment. This allows for a more comfortable experience with more focused care compared to receiving treatment at a hospital that for many patients brings feelings of fears and anxieties. Infusion centers also allow patients to go about their normal routines while receiving therapy without worrying about being admitted into a hospital.  Infusion Centers help to serve both the physician and the patient requiring infusion and immunotherapy.

What Are Some Things I Can Do to Pass The Time While Receiving Therapy?

Answer:

  • Use your laptop or iPad to watch a movie or catch up on emails (WiFi is available)
  • Read a book, magazine, newspaper or work on a crossword puzzle
  • Play with hand held games – (if they are quiet or you have headphones)
  • Listen to music (iPod, cell phone or MP3 player)
  • Get comfortable with a neck pillow – the type used on airplanes
  • Munch on snacks and a drink
  • Enjoy a DVD on one of our DVD players
  • Take a nap
Testing & Patient Care?

Answer:

Patients can expect to receive exceptional care at IICSFL. Blankets, refreshments, and edibles to nibble on will be available. There will be privacy areas for those who seek to work with their own iPad or electronic tablets of choice.

IICSFL will be staffed at all times by a medical physician, infusion nurses and medical assistants, all who have extensive experience in the management of infusing patients. There will be appropriate emergency equipment on site for the treatment of any adverse event that may occur, and the staff has and will continue to receive continuing education throughout their employment with regard to the management, administration, and interaction with patients who are receiving these types of therapies.

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