The LMG Cancer and Infusion Center was created with the patient in mind. Treatments that are comfortable, convenient and close to home are an asset to patients. Our infusions are delivered by registered nurses who specialize, and are certified, in cancer care and blood disorder treatments, as well as supportive symptom management.
Our Infusion Center features:
- State-of-the-art infusion chairs
- New, high-efficiency pumps
- Comfortable environment, conveniently located in Leesburg
- Warmed blankets
- Cooling caps to prevent hair loss
- Hypothermia mitts and foot wraps to prevent neuropathy
- Large television
- Oncology-certified nurses with over 20+ years’ experience
We offer many infusion services:
- Biotherapy and immunotherapy
- Iron replenishment therapies
- Supportive therapies, including anti-nausea, anti-allergy and steroid treatments, hydration, and electrolyte replenishment.
All infusions are administered by certified nurses under the supervision of a physician.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you are scheduled for an infusion, you’ll begin you visit by checking-in at the front desk. They will verify your insurance and paperwork, and collect a co-pay if indicated. You’ll get settled in the infusion suite, stowing your personal items and getting comfortable in a recliner. Your nurse will start with an assessment including checking your vitals, reviewing your current medications, asking about symptoms and noting any changes since your previous appointment or establishing a baseline if you are a new patient.
For new patients, your nurse will explain your infusion and each step of the process. Your nurse will start your IV and administer any premeds as ordered, then start the infusion of your medication. The length of time it takes for your infusion depends on what drug or therapy is being infused and how well you tolerate the treatment.
Vitals will be checked periodically during the infusion and for 30 minutes after, during which a saline flush will be administered. You nurse will provide verbal and/or written instructions before discharge. You will also be scheduled for your next infusion before leaving.
Will my doctor be at my infusion?
An LMG physician will be in the office during all infusions. Keep in mind that it may not be your prescribing doctor. Your infusion nurse should be able to answer questions about your infusion as well as symptoms and home-care instructions. If you would like to see your physician, our office can schedule an appointment with them. If your prescribing MD is not an LMG Cancer and Infusion Center physician, they will not be present for your infusions.
What should I wear to my infusion?
We recommend comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your arms so that we can start your IV without complication. Avoid sleeves that are fitted or tight as they may restrict the flow of your IV. If you have a mediport, you will want to wear a button-up shirt or a shirt with a v-neck or lower neckline so that we can easily access your port. We ask that both the patient and their guests refrain from wearing cologne, perfume or scented products for the comfort of everyone in the infusion suite.
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
Yes, please bring just one guest with you during your treatments, out of respect for the comfort and privacy of other patients. Please note, no children under the age of 18 are allowed in the infusion area with a patient. We recommend to have someone else drive you to and from your first few appointments until you know how well you tolerate your treatment.
What can I do during my appointment?
During your appointment, you may watch our TV’s, utilize our free WiFi to enjoy on your own device (cell phone, laptop, tablet), read, sleep, color, etc. Please do remember that our infusion suite is a shared space so we kindly request that you limit cell phone calls to short, essential calls (coordinating rides or urgent matters only), and please use headphones for music/movies/games etc. We also provide earplugs for those that prefer a quiet environment. We have pillows and blankets on hand for comfort, but feel free to bring your own if you wish.
Will I be allowed to eat during my infusion?
You may eat during your infusion, but ask that you avoid bringing in odoriferous foods as the infusion suite is a shared space and we want to be sensitive to other patients that may not feel well. We do have a refrigerator and a microwave on site.
What do I need to bring?
- Snacks or a meal, and drinks
- All of your routinely scheduled medications
- Personal entertainment
- Mobile device and headphones