Biologic therapies have proven to be important and effective treatments for inflammatory arthritis, bowel disease, and skin disease. Remicade®, Enbrel®, Kineret®, Orencia®, Rituxan® and Humira® are now improving the lives of thousands of patients, and new agents are on the horizon.
The Infusion Center currently operates four days a week. It is staffed by two full-time registered nurses (RNs) and two part-time RNs who have Intensive Care Unit experience. Comfortable recliner chairs, T.V., and videos help the infusion time pass quickly. Patients are monitored carefully and rheumatologists and physician assistants are available on site.
The clinic welcomes referrals for biological therapy infusions from outside physicians. Patients will be evaluated prior to the initial treatment by either a staff clinician or a nurse practitioner. Copies of the infusion notes are sent to the referring providers. Physicians are notified regarding important problems or infusion reactions.
Highly effective intravenous therapy for:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- psoriatic arthritis
- inflammatory bowel disease
Patient monitoring by on-site rheumatology physicians or physician assistants.
On-site insurance authorization specialist.
Rheumatology Infusion Clinic Locations:
Banner University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way, Suite 103
Tucson, Arizona 85714
University of Arizona Cancer Center - Orange Grove Campus
1891 W. Orange Grove Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704
For patient appointments or assitance in referring patients, please call 520-694-8888.