Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune condition that causes joint linings to become inflamed. If not treated, RA can cause joint deformity and bone erosion, which can lead to severe mobility and losses of function in affected joints, particularly the hands.
While RA does not currently have a cure, early intervention and preventative care can minimize symptoms, reduce pain, and prevent the progression of disability.
The pain caused by RA is often managed with pain medications including NSAIDs like ibuprofen and Aleve. Drugs called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are typically used to slow the progression of RA and prevent permanent damage to your joints and bones.
If conventional DMARDs have not eased your symptoms, your medical provider may recommend biologic infusions. While still DMARDs, infusions are a more aggressive form of treatment that is beneficial for providing a better quality of life for those suffering from moderate to severe RA symptoms.
Upon being prescribed an infusion, your doctor may still recommend that you take conventional DMARDs like Plaquenil, Trexall, or Arava to decrease symptoms and the likelihood of developing a permanent disability.
At Pure Infusion Suites, we are experts at providing patients with a comfortable, patient-obsessed infusion experience. Our clinical model guarantees we never go above a 3:1 patient-to-nurse ratio. Each Pure Infusion Suite is equipped with a 55-inch flatscreen TV, WiFi access, comfortable recliners, and food and beverages catered to our patient’s desires.
The patient experience at Pure Infusion Suites is unparalleled compared to the industry standards, especially when it comes to reducing costs for payers and patients.
On Average, care at an ambulatory infusion center costs 53% less than infusion services offered at hospitals. We further increase affordability by offering co-pay assistance and other financial aid programs to our patients to lessen their burdens.