Horizons Infusion Center is part of our practice and specializes in the administration of Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). IVIG, given in 3-4 week intervals, is the standard of care and only effective treatment for most patients with primary immunodeficiency disease. IVIG, also called gamma globulin or antibodies, is a highly purified blood product preparation that is derived from large pools of plasma donors. Plasma from approximately 1,000 to 10,000 persons is present in each unit or “lot” of IVIG. While this is a blood product, IVIG is purified and carefully screened to be free of all known transmissible diseases, including HIV and hepatitis.

In addition to being used for the treatment of primary immune deficiency, IVIG can be used to treat a variety of neurological and neuromuscular autoimmune disorders that affect the central nervous system, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscles.

The goal of Horizons Infusion Center staff is to provide safe and effective IVIG infusions. Our clinical team of registered nurses and nurse practitioners work in partnership with you and your physician to create an individualized plan of care specifically developed to maximize your infusion therapy. Your infusion nurse has been specifically trained in the benefits and delivery of IVIG treatments for autoimmune diseases. Educational material is available upon request.

Designed to offer a warm and comfortable atmosphere, Horizons Infusion center is equipped with a large flat screen television, DVD player, ambient lighting and comfortable seating. Your infusion will take approximately two to four hours, depending on your individual dose. You are encouraged to eat breakfast before your arrival. You should bring drinks and a sack lunch or snacks to eat during your infusion. A vending machine is located on the basement level of the AeroPointe Medical Building.

Early morning and late evening hours, as well as weekend hours, can be scheduled by appointment or as therapy schedules dictate. For more information or to make a referral, call 513-769-2762.