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Outpatient IV Therapy 


IV therapy is the intravenous administration of specific medicines targeting a specific medical problem, usually  infection.

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IV Therapy

Dr. Bruce Ruben of Encompass Healthcare and Wound Medicine specializes in outpatient IV therapy.  Encompass Healthcare offers this in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.

IV therapy is the intravenous administration of specific medicines targeting a specific medical problem, usually infection.

IV Therapy | Encompass Healthcare
IV Therapy | Encompass Healthcare

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 Sclerosis, 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 diseases.


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 accidentally transferred 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 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.

• Psoriasis.

• Osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.

• Psoriatic arthritis.

• Rheumatoid arthritis.

• Multiple sclerosis.

• Emphysema due to alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency.

• Immunoglobulin 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 code  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.

Intravenous Medicines Administered

Intravenous medicines (IV medicines) are safely administered at Encompass Healthcare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan in our outpatient office   pharmacy     so that you don’t have to go to the hospital. Many intravenous medicines are administered depending on your medical condition including bacterial infections like bone infections (osteomyelitis,) cellulitis, surgical infections, psoriasis, MRSA, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure, asthma, and more.

Our outpatient facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake, and Commerce township, is just minutes from many Oakland County Michigan cities.

At Encompass Healthcare, we administer infusions seven days a week and maintain the Board of Pharmacy licensing to dispense IV medicines (intravenous medicines) for home infusions. That flexibility allows us to make the best choice for the patient’s treatment setting and to successfully treat   infectious diseases.

Intravenous medicines (IV medicines) and infusion medicines available at Encompass Healthcare includes:

  • Antibiotics.

  • Remicade.

  • Rituxan.

  • Orencia.

  • Boniva.

  • Zometa.

  • Prolastin, Aralast.

  • Intavenous immunoglobulin.

  • Aranesp.

  • Neupogen, Nuelasta.

  • Growth hormone.

  • Solumedrol.

  • Toradol.

  • Zofran.

  • Reclast.

  • Rocephin.

  • Vancomycin.

  • Invanz.

  • Zosyn.

  • Septra.

  • Cubicin.

  • Zyvox.

  • Cleocin.

  • Gentamycin.

  • Avelox.

  • Levoquin.

  • Azactam.

  • Tygacil.

  • Zythromax.

  • Tobramycin.

  • Cefepime.

  • Cancidas.

  • Amikicin.

  • Avycav.

  • Ceftazidime.

  • Colistin.

  • Vitamin B12 Injections.

  • Decadron.

  • Benadryl.

  • Doribax.

  • Enoxaprin.

  • Lasix.

  • Ferrlecit (Iron Supplement).

  • Venofer.

  • Toradol.

  • Lidocaine.

  • Meropenem.

  • Mycamine.

  • Souldemrol.

  • Teflaro.

  • Unasyn.

  • Dalvance.

  • Zebaxa.

  • Vibativ.

  • Orbactiv.

  • Mincocin.

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