Infusion Therapy Specialist

Pax Emmanuel, MD

Internist & Pain Management Specialist located in Malibu, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

Sometimes oral medication doesn’t have the effect you want it to. Through his concierge practice in Malibu, California, Pax Emmanuel, MD, offers infusion therapy that can treat both complex and minor health issues. Infusion therapy provides a nutritional, energy, or immunity boost through intravenous or subcutaneous methods. To learn more about infusion therapy, contact Dr. Emmanuel’s office today by phone or online.

Infusion Therapy Q & A

What is infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy refers to the delivery of vital medication through a needle, such as through an IV, or catheter. Dr. Emmanuel recommends infusion therapy if he believes that oral medication isn’t sufficient to treat your health issue.

In most cases, infusion therapy is performed as an outpatient service. Depending on the nature of the infusion, it may be done at home or in a doctor’s office or medical facility.

Infusion therapy can treat a variety of conditions and involve different types of medications, such as:

  • Arthritis treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Rehydration treatment
  • Pain management

Dr. Emmanuel will first evaluate your condition and then determine the best kind of infusion for you.

What diseases are treated with infusion therapy?

In many cases, Dr. Emmanuel recommends infusion therapy to address infections or diseases such as cellulitis, sepsis, or osteomyelitis that may not react well or effectively to oral antibiotics.

The most common kinds of conditions that utilize infusion therapy include:

  • Cancer
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Congestive heart failures
  • Dehydration
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Immune system failure

Infusion therapy can be instrumental in treating a wide range of conditions. Dr. Emmanuel will work with you to create an infusion protocol that fits your needs.

What is ketamine infusion therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy may be used as part of a broader pain management program. Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that, when used in small doses and controlled amounts, can have an exceptional impact on the ways in which your body handles pain.

Ketamine infusion therapy effectively allows your body’s pain center to reboot itself. Consequently, the ketamine disrupts your pain signals and decreases your chronic pain symptoms.

If you’d like to learn more about the wide-ranging benefits of infusion therapy, get in touch with Dr. Emmanuel today by phone or online.

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