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Infusion Centers Specialist

Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Center

Infectious Disease Physicians & Wound Care Specialists located in Ocala, FL

Whether you need an intravenous infusion of medication or nutrients, or you need a boost of hydration, the infusion center at Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Center offers comprehensive care. Haris Mirza, MD, and the team at the infusion center treat infections and viruses and perform lab work, all while providing individualized attention and ensuring your comfort in a bright, uplifting environment. If you live around The Villages, Citrus County, Lake County, and Sumter County, schedule therapy at the infusion center by calling the office in Ocala, Florida, or booking an appointment online.

Infusion Centers Q&A

What is an outpatient infusion center?

As its name suggests, an outpatient infusion center offers intravenous (IV) infusion therapy, or the delivery of medications and nutrients directly into your bloodstream. 

With outpatient intravenous infusion therapy at Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Center, you can get the medications you need in the comfort of their office instead of going to the hospital. The team at the infusion center ensures that you receive the highest quality of care.

They perform a thorough assessment of your medical condition, review your infection treatments, take care of bloodwork, closely monitor your health during your infusion, and perform daily assessments to check for side effects.

What are the benefits of using outpatient infusion centers?

Dr. Mirza and the team at Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Center take pride in providing truly personalized care. When you receive outpatient infusion therapy, you can count on benefits such as:

  • A physician who’s always available
  • Physician follow-up
  • One-on-one patient care
  • A safe and quiet environment
  • Costs 60% less than hospital infusions
  • Takes less than half the time compared to hospital infusions
  • Treatment from experts with years of experience
  • Insurance precertification and verification
  • Copay assistance
  • Additional services available on-site

Many patients who need infusion therapy also need services that Dr. Mirza offers in the same office. For example, you may need wound care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or treatment for lung conditions, diabetic ulcers, or venous leg ulcers.

You can also get your lab work done on-site, including blood draws, nasal swabs, Foley specimens, Infusaport® blood draws, and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line draws.

What services might I receive at the outpatient infusion center?

Dr. Mirza offers a wide range of infusion treatments in the office, including:

  • IV antibiotics
  • IV Solu-Medrol®
  • Hydration therapy
  • IV supplemental nutrition
  • Myers’ Cocktail
  • Glutathione infusion
  • Phospholipids
  • SOT therapy (for Lyme bacteria and viruses)

Also available is IV medication for infections associated with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other autoimmune disorders.

At the infusion center, Dr. Mirza manages your PICC line and offers Infusaport care with monthly flushes.

How long does it take for infusion therapy?

Depending on the medication or nutrients you receive, infusions take 1-4 hours. To help you pass the time, the team provides: 

  • Personal TV
  • Free Wi-FI (bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • Large selection of magazines
  • Snacks, drinks, and coffee

Feel free to bring a lunch from home, books, or a blanket or jacket to keep you warm.

To schedule an appointment at the infusion center, call Ocala Infectious Disease and Wound Center or use the online booking feature.