Infusion Suites

The infusion suites here at South Shore Neurologic Associates, PC are dedicated to providing comfortable, comprehensive, high-tech, and easily accessible healthcare to patients in need of a variety of infusion therapies. The infusion suites are staffed by experienced and highly skilled infusion nurses who are dedicated to providing the best and most convenient patient care. We pride ourselves on our excellent nurse-to-patient ratio, which ensures each patient receives safe, comfortable, and personal care.

*Our services are available for both inside and outside referrals. Please call for more information.*

Amenities:

  • Comfort is assured with reclining chairs, pillows, and blankets
  • Wireless internet access
  • Personal flat screen cable TV’s with headphone capability
  • Complimentary snacks and beverages

Clinical Monitoring

Prior to receiving IV treatment, patients are evaluated by our clinical team for proper medication dosing and potential interactions with outstanding conditions or medications. A supervising physician is available to monitor and prescribe symptomatic treatment for side effects or increased disease activity during infusions. Patients receiving certain therapies will be pre-medicated prior to treatment to decrease the possibility of allergic reaction.

Intravenous Medications:

Commonly infused medications include:

  • Steroid Therapy
  • Tysabri
  • Rituxan
  • Novantrone
  • IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin)
  • Remicade
  • Venofer

Intramuscular Injection:

  • ACTHAR
  • Avonex

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do to prepare for my infusion appointment?

The most important thing one can do prior to receiving any type of IV treatment is to be adequately hydrated, so drink plenty of fluids the day before and the day of your treatment. This will make placing an IV in your vein much easier.

How long will my infusion take?

Infusions in our suites can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 5 hours. It depends on the treatment and the dosage you are prescribed. No matter how long you are here with us, we attempt to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

What kind of reactions can I expect from this medication?

This varies from therapy to therapy, and sometimes even patient to patient. If you are concerned about possible side effects, consult with your referring physician.

To schedule an appointment please call:

Islip: 631-666-3939
Patchogue: 631-758-1910

Most Insurances Accepted – Please call Grace Druiett in our billing department at 631-666-3939 x 1154 for additional information.

Medical Staff:

Mark Gudesblatt, M.D.
Myassar Zarif, M.D.
Barbara Bumstead, M.S., ANP-C, MSCN
Serina LaBerbera, RN, MSCN
Lourdes Cruz, RN. MSCN
Joan Bohuslaw, RN, MSCN, CRNI

Locations this service is offered at:

South Shore Neurologic Associates
77 Medford Avenue (Route 112)
Patchogue, NY 11772

Tel: 631-758-1910
Fax: 631-758-2371
Islip
712 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751

Tel: 631-666-3939
Fax: 631-730-3466